Currently the fine for 3 - 9 months is $1000RD Pesos.I searched but could not find a current list of fines for staying longer here than the period allowed for visitors. I see a list from 2007. For example is the fine for 3-9 months still 500 pesos? Thanks for any info.
Fine...Btw. as I understand, it is NOT a FINE. It is a tax. The initial Tax you pay at entry covers the first few weeks only. Stay longer, pay more tax.
Technically I believe that, based on international treaties, on a tourist visa-free-entry you would only be "illegal", "irregular" or overstaying after staying over 90 days (?-I believe) without an extension or having properly submitted for extension, change of status like residency or other special extended visas (like a student or business visa).
Semantics, IMHO... (you may be correct, I really don't know).
BUT if we are going to be technical the Tourist Card (which is what the vast majority of tourists to the DR enter with) is NOT a Tourist Visa. They are separate items for use by Nationals of different countries.
Tourist Card Country List
Dominican Republic Embassy United Kingdom - Tourist Card
Tourist Visa Countries by Exception
Dominican Republic Embassy United Kingdom - Tourist Visa
And some require neither as per the second link above.
Tax or fine, is not just a detail. Fine means you did something you have to be punished for... like being illegal. Tax, doesn't.... a tourist visa-free-entry ...
Yes, they are... or have to be. However, there is at times some tigueraje going on. For once, they may try to convince you that these are not the up to date rates. Then, they may try to forget to give you the receipt. I once had to "remind" them of it. Sure enough, I got stopped right after paying by some idiot asking me if I had paid, to which I replied "yes" and then said I didn't because I would have to have a "so and so slip" I smacked the receipt right into his face and told him in no uncertain terms where up to he could stick his tigueraje de barrio... all that, in "Dominican". He immediately became utterly apologetic.I thought the rates were posted in the airport, but I could be wrong.
from 30 days to 3 months is RD$800, not RD$1,000. That's what is posted on their site and what they were charging in May. Someone who had overstayed for just 1 day paid RD$800, whereas I overstayed by almost five months and paid RD$1000. They took us to an office to pay. Several people in line there. BTW, this was in POP. The price in US dollars was much more expensive than paying in pesos. They're still converting at RD$30/US$1.We leave in 2 more weeks and friends that were here the same as us just left one week ago, and when they left they paid $1000 pesos each from Feb 10 - March 31 So hopefully the tarriffs posted (didn't peek yet) are up to date. All I know is we are going with $2000 for both of us and hope that is enough. Prior to hearing from our friends we thought it would be $800 DOP each but? guess not.