3 month tourist - visa needed?

TravelHippo

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Hi, I know the rules seem to be changing, so I just wanted to check in on the latest...

We run a non-profit that gets several volunteers a year for anywhere from 1 month to 9 months at a time. I have a volunteer coming soon for a 3 month period and she wanted to be sure of the tourist visa rules and asked if she will need a special visa. I have never heard of a visa for this. In the past our volunteers just get the regular tourist card for $10 USD then pay the overstay penalties upon leaving. Is this still the drill? I want her to be completely prepared and comfortable so I thought it best to check in. Thanks!!
 

mike l

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Under the new rules she will be expelled from this country.

You can only stay for 30 days under the new rules unless you donate lemons to the apprpriate parties ( not true )

My name is Mike and I like to party !
 

dv8

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she could be kicked out or not let in again. could. does not mean she will be. if she really, really wants to be 100% legal she can ask for an extension of her visa.
 

SKY

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To date NO ONE has EVER been kicked out of the DR for overstaying a Tourist Visa. And to my knowledge no one has been denied entry to the DR that overstayed a tourist visa.

If anyone knows firsthand of this happening I would like to hear about it. And not about people wanted in other places.
 

KateP

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Under the new rules she will be expelled from this country.

You can only stay for 30 days under the new rules unless you donate lemons to the apprpriate parties ( not true )

My name is Mike and I like to party !

Isn't the tourist card now valid for 60 days?
 
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They still charge at the airport for any stay beyond 30 days. Thus, I would assume that this is one piece of the new immigration reform that is not being enforced.

Convenient for them, huh?

Lindsey
 

InsanelyOne

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Haven't we heard from several members recent experience the immigration officers at the airports are not even aware of the new rules?
 

ramesses

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I have never seen anything from the DR government that the rules for overstay has changed. I would love to see an official link that shows the rules have changed or are changing.
 

Tamborista

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I have never seen anything from the DR government that the rules for overstay has changed. I would love to see an official link that shows the rules have changed or are changing.

Don't hold your breathe.
 

Como_un_cameron

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Hi, I know the rules seem to be changing, so I just wanted to check in on the latest...

We run a non-profit that gets several volunteers a year for anywhere from 1 month to 9 months at a time. I have a volunteer coming soon for a 3 month period and she wanted to be sure of the tourist visa rules and asked if she will need a special visa. I have never heard of a visa for this. In the past our volunteers just get the regular tourist card for $10 USD then pay the overstay penalties upon leaving. Is this still the drill? I want her to be completely prepared and comfortable so I thought it best to check in. Thanks!!

Just came back from a 3 month and a few days trip.
Paid at arrival the US$10 and when I left the DR$1,000 at the airport. No problems.
 

TravelHippo

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Thanks very much for the info. Sounds like it will be the same as usual and as I expected, she will be just fine with the tourist card of $10 USD, then paying the overstay fees upon departure.