120 day Visa for Visitors

william webster

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I hear that the DGM site now allows the purchase of extended stay visas - 120 days

They want the biometric page of your passport, your entry stamp & your return ticket

I expect they attach the extension to your passport.

https://servicios.migracion.gob.do/

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30- 90 days = 2500 DOP

90-120 days = 4000 DOP
 

windeguy

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It's true, it's true, it's true. Or at least it appears to be. 120 days is certainly better than only 30, but still misses the "snowbird" visa range of staying for up to 6 months.

This begs the question of what will now happen to people that overstay the 30 day tourist card now that they have this option.
 

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Dirección General de Migración
Plantilla para los servicios del portal institucional:
Nombre del servicio: (Prórroga de Estadía)
1 – DESCRIPCIÓN DEL SERVICIO:
Autorizar a los extranjeros interesados en prolongar su estadía en la Republica Dominicana por más de 30, a través de una
prórroga extensible hasta 120 días.
2- A QUIEN VA DIRIGIDO:
A todos los extranjeros que deseen prolongar su estadía en la Rep. Dom. por más de los 30 días establecidos para los
turistas.
3- INFORMACIÓN DE CONTACTO:
Correo electrónico: info@migracion.gob.do
Departamento: Sección Atención al usuario.
Teléfono: / Extensión: 809-508-2555 Ext. 5689 y 7011.
4 - REQUISITOS PARA OBTENER EL SERVICIO:
 Copia de la página del pasaporte donde están los datos biométricos.
 Sello de la fecha de la última entrada.
 Ticket aéreo de retorno.
5- PROCEDIMIENTO PARA OBTENER EL SERVICIO:
 El usuario realiza la solicitud de la prorroga a través del portal web y carga los documentos requeridos.
 El personal responsable recibe la solicitud en línea y depura los documentos suministrados por el usuario.
 Se aprueba la solicitud de prórroga de estadía por el personal correspondiente.
 Se envía un correo electrónico al usuario informando sobre el estado de su solicitud.
 El usuario realiza el pago de estadía online o en el aeropuerto.
6- Horario de prestación:
Las solicitudes serán procesadas de 8:00am a 4:00pm de lunes a viernes.
La Web estará habilitada 24h todos los días para que el usuario pueda iniciar el proceso de solicitud.
7- Tiempo de realización:
3 días laborables.
8- Canal de Prestación:
En línea.
9- Costo:
La solicitud de servicio es gratis. El usuario solo pagara la tarifa vigente de acuerdo a los días de
prórroga solicitados. 30 a 90 días $2,500, 90 a 120 días $4,000.
10- INFORMACIÓN ADICIONAL: en este apartado se deberán de colocar las informaciones que no pueden
quedarse fuera por motivos de protocolo.

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General Directorate of Migration Template for the services of the institutional portal: Name of the service: (Extension of Stay) 1 - DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE: Authorize foreigners interested in extending their stay in the Dominican Republic by more than 30, through an extension Extensible up to 120 days. 2- TO WHOM IT IS ADDRESSED: To all foreigners who wish to extend their stay in the Dom. Rep. For more than 30 days established for tourists. 3- CONTACT INFORMATION: Email: info@migracion.gob.do Department: User Support Section. Telephone: / Extension: 809-508-2555 Ext. 5689 and 7011. 4 - REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN THE SERVICE:  Copy of the passport page where the biometric data are.  Stamp of the date of the last entry.  Return air ticket. 5- PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN THE SERVICE:  The user makes the request for an extension through the web portal and uploads the required documents.  Responsible personnel receive the application online and debug the documents supplied by the user.  The request for extension of stay by the corresponding staff is approved.  An email is sent to the user informing about the status of their request.  The user pays the stay online or at the airport. 6- Benefit schedule: Applications will be processed from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The Web will be enabled 24 hours a day so that the user can start the application process. 7- Time of realization: 3 working days. 8- Provision Channel: Online. 9- Cost: The service request is free. The user will only pay the current rate according to the requested extension days. 30 to 90 days $ 2,500, 90 to 120 days $ 4,000. 10- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: in this section you must place the information that cannot be left out due to protocol reasons.
 

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Is this not the same as the exit fee fines for overstay. Why bother? Just pay the fine when you leave?
 

windeguy

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They have not yet gotten rid of the exit fee page for those who don't request ahead of time to stay up to 120 days legally. Keep in mind, this page is actually for people with residency that did not renew and need to pay overstay fees when renewing:

https://www.migracion.gob.do/Menu/Index/21

Perhaps they never will. Or they may provide some incentive to pay up front.

Journey 466, one reason to pay up front for 120 days is that you are legally in the country for that period. Perhaps there will be more reasons.
 
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william webster

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Perhaps this is the precursor to not paying at the airport.....

This is how you pay...

Witness residency renewals.... now done only online....

Change.... automation
 

windeguy

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Perhaps this is the precursor to not paying at the airport.....

This is how you pay...

Witness residency renewals.... now done only online....

Change.... automation
No way to know the further implications. But yes, it certainly is a change.
 

william webster

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It appears to leave the over 120 day visitor in an awkward position.....

Perhaps that's the point - identify the chronic interlopers...
those who go beyond 'visitor' status

Lest we forget --- residency
 

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They have not yet gotten rid of the exit fee page for those who don't request ahead of time to stay up to 120 days legally. Keep in mind, this page is actually for people with residency that did not renew and need to pay overstay fees when renewing:

https://www.migracion.gob.do/Menu/Index/21

Perhaps they never will. Or they may provide some incentive to pay up front.

Journey 466, one reason to pay up front for 120 days is that you are legally in the country for that period. Perhaps there will be more reasons.
The webpage says is for Tourist .
 

william webster

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Experience I came across
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Hi everyone

Just tried and eventually successfully applied for an extension

Please note once you've got to the link https://servicios.migracion.gob.do/ translate into English
It will ask for your passport no, and email address. You will then receive a reply with your dossier no, and a pin number You will need these 2 to proceed.

It then asks to press the button called "form" This will take you to a new page " Personal Information" where you need to fill in the details. Be aware before starting this section on the left hand side of this page, top where its says "Extension for Tourists" below it says "Apply or Check Status" Press the latter and then you can start completing the page. Eventually you will get to another page where you are asked to upload copy of passport and return ticket. This can be either JPEG or PDF

Once you've done that you will get an email confirming your application and basically it says "watch this space for news"
 

william webster

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We're all amateurs here....

Buy payingbefore you break the rules is different than paying after you have done so.

One is an application to extend to extend your stay.... the other is extending without permission.....IMO
 

Riva_31

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30 days plus an extention of 120 days gives 150 days, its 5 months, so I think this for snowbirds is way much better than before, if dont want stay ilegal just need to cut vacations 1 month.
 

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Hello to all. My name is Cynthia Comprés, immigration attorney at Guzmán Ariza.

To clarify: this is not a permit or an extension of the visa. The visa can only be regulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while Immigration regulates the period you are allowed to stay in the country according to the type of visa and your time of entry.

Windeguy and William Webster are correct: this is paying the overstay penalty via the Immigration office's web page, instead of the airport's immigration, or paying before the return trip to your country. Please keep in mind that there have been cases that the airport's immigration don't recognise this payment and you may have to do it again, but it is very rare.

This fee only applies to the first time residency applicants, business or tourist visas, as it pertains to the Visa's validity and allowed stay. A legal resident doesnt need to pay overstay.
 

william webster

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Gracias Cynthia

A question,
with this 'allowed' stay.... are there less problems with police/etc ?

Is there any benefit to paying online to paying on exit -
I suppose that's a better way to ask
 

windeguy

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Hello to all. My name is Cynthia Comprés, immigration attorney at Guzmán Ariza.

To clarify: this is not a permit or an extension of the visa. The visa can only be regulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while Immigration regulates the period you are allowed to stay in the country according to the type of visa and your time of entry.

Windeguy and William Webster are correct: this is paying the overstay penalty via the Immigration office's web page, instead of the airport's immigration, or paying before the return trip to your country. Please keep in mind that there have been cases that the airport's immigration don't recognise this payment and you may have to do it again, but it is very rare.

This fee only applies to the first time residency applicants, business or tourist visas, as it pertains to the Visa's validity and allowed stay. A legal resident doesnt need to pay overstay.
So is this a process that applies to all tourists to allow them to stay for up to 120 days?
What will happen if they want to stay longer than 120 days from now on?

And does this make the stay of a tourist "legal" for up to 120 days?
 
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lifeisgreat

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I think you guys are jumping the gun here this is not tourist card extension for potential overstayers ...
 

lifeisgreat

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So is this a process that applies to all tourists to allow them to stay for up to 120 days?
What will happen if they want to stay longer than 120 days from now on?

And does this make the stay of a tourist "legal" for up to 120 days?
This is extension to visa you entered to become legal from home country...