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    Depends how long you stay in DR every year, I remember people saying you must be in DR 6 months every year to qualify for residency - not sure if that is continues stay with no interruption or aggregated over one year period... !

    And what happens if you break that rule, I guess your residency becomes void and you become "illegal" according to DR law, I wonder how many do, while they keep telling visitor over-stayers they are "illegal" in the eyes of the law ...

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    It is really simple. If you are not coming here to start a business and just come and go for months or even years at a time DO NOT start the current nightmare called Residency. Where the rules, price, and everything else changes at the whim of the Government.

    But if you choose Residency then go all the way and get Citizenship. That cannot be beat. But they make it harder every year to complete. The choice is yours. Relax, enjoy like all the lucky slobs that don't read the crap posted here, or join the misery parade.

    And in full disclosure I have been a Dominican citizen since 2004.

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    as for maintaining residency validity.... no absence of longer is the stated rule, as I understand it
    Check in once every 6 months.... if it's enforced

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    as for maintaining residency validity.... no absence of longer is the stated rule, as I understand it
    Check in once every 6 months.... if it's enforced
    You can not win no matter what you do.
    I have had perm. residency for many years. Now do to Migration stupidity i will just give up.
    I tried to apply for renual of perm. residency. I can not log in the web site says my email is invalid. Tried with my alternative email same results. So what can you do their is no way to contact MIGRATION no email or phone numbers you can not enter without appointment. Is this a new way of getting you to have to start over and go thru all the agony of the process again ? Or is it just stupidity and no responsibility to their doing their job and allowing you to be in contact with them to rectify errors in their web process. I have sent emails to other gov. agencies never get a reply back. So do i get a lawyer to help correct [more money] their errors or just forget it and be illegal after 20 years of residency ? Does anyone have the secret way to contact Migration to advise them of the problem . Suggestions requested .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    Just imagine how tough it is for foreigners to apply for residency in the USA and how long that takes. The process in the DR can be a little frustrating but that is all it is (that's why you use a lawyer). It's fairly straight forward, not terribly expensive relative to other countries and in the end, you can walk down the street and not have to worry about being thrown on a bus to go talk to a Judge.
    Who here has ever worried about beingthrown on a bus to go talk to a judge? Really! How absurd.Derfish

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    It's intended to be an allegory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory

    The knee jerk reactions posted by some on this site demonstrate the dismal state of English literacy these day. Interesting which nationality seems to get the comprehension part wrong most often...

    Yours not the first such failure this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    It's intended to be an allegory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory

    The knee jerk reactions posted by some on this site demonstrate the dismal state of English literacy these day. Interesting which nationality seems to get the comprehension part wrong most often...

    Yours not the first such failure this morning.
    Noted that there are members not living up to [your] standards of English comprehension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstew View Post
    You can not win no matter what you do.
    I have had perm. residency for many years. Now do to Migration stupidity i will just give up.
    I tried to apply for renual of perm. residency. I can not log in the web site says my email is invalid. Tried with my alternative email same results. So what can you do their is no way to contact MIGRATION no email or phone numbers you can not enter without appointment. Is this a new way of getting you to have to start over and go thru all the agony of the process again ? Or is it just stupidity and no responsibility to their doing their job and allowing you to be in contact with them to rectify errors in their web process. I have sent emails to other gov. agencies never get a reply back. So do i get a lawyer to help correct [more money] their errors or just forget it and be illegal after 20 years of residency ? Does anyone have the secret way to contact Migration to advise them of the problem . Suggestions requested .
    DGM has a phone number in Santo Domingo(?). I've called them several times. You need to be able to speak Spanish though.

    Also, there is an information window at DGM in SD. This is prior to the door where you can only enter with an appointment. Or, go to one of the substations like in POP. Don't let your residency expire after all this time. Big mistake.

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    Default great ill try going !

    Thank's for the info. I hate dealing with Migration but have to give it a try. When they are posed with a question they have ways to vanish like the wind !

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    DGM has a phone number in Santo Domingo(?). I've called them several times. You need to be able to speak Spanish though.
    The DR has the right approach here. Spanish is the official language of the DR. The US should do the same. When you come here to be a resident, you have two options: learn to speak Spanish or get someone to help you. There's absolutely no reason as a foreigner that you should expect to be catered to in this regard.

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