Sin embargo, es posible solicitar inmediatamente la residencia permanente sin antes haber obtenido la residencia temporal si Ud. cumple los requisitos establecidos para una de las siguientes cuatro categor?as especiales:
1) Inversionistas con una participaci?n de al menos US$200,000 en el capital de una empresa dominicana.
2) Jubilados que reciban una pensi?n mensual de un m?nimo de US$1,500.
3) Rentistas con rentas m?nimas de US$2,000 mensuales por cinco a?os o m?s.
4) C?nyuges o hijos de dominicanos o extranjeros con residencia permanente en la Rep?blica Dominicana.
Hope that makes things clear.It is possible to solicit permanent residency immediately without having obtained temporary residency if you can meet the requirements for one of the four established special categories.
1. Investor residency for those who have a participation of at least $200,000 US of capital in a Dominican enterprise.
2. Retirees who receive a monthly pension of a minimum of $1,500 US.
3. Landlords who have rental income of a minimum of $2,000 US monthly for five years or more.
4. Spouses or children of Dominicans or foreigners with permanent residency in the Dominican Republic.
My experience so far....
Started out by going to the office on Ave Luperon, near that big traffic circle, where I got my cedula renewed a while back. There I was told I was in the wrong place and had to go to immigration on the malecon. When I walked in one of the guards put me in touch with a buscone (sp?) to whom I paid 4000 peso. After a short wait she came back with some papers and sent them with me to the maternity hospital across town. There I did the medical. Chest xray, pi** in a jar, quick blood draw and a few general medical history questions. Took receipts back to immigration where I gave them (along with another 5000 peso) to the buscone. A few minutes later she came back and told me to come back to immigration in 10 days to two weeks with 300 U$ dollars and pick up my new card. I assume there will be some waiting around while pictures are taken and cards are produced. This will be my third residency card (second renewal). I'm told it will be "permanent" for four years.
So now to throw out a question. Since the new residency card will have the same number and expiration date as a new cedula will have, and since I can't vote anyway, is there any need to, or indeed, any requirement to acquire a new cedula ?
How many times does a new resident need to renew temporary residency before they get permanent residency?
Permanent residency should have a different name since anything that needs to be renewed is not permanent.
update on my application for citizenship. They told me to call 3 months after my interview which I did. Of course no one ever answers the phone over there. Since we live just 10 minutes walk from the office we went there in person. We were directed to the lady that handles the documents. She has all my paper work back from Interpol and now just has to have the documents signed by the various officials. She said this could take 2 months to be completed. She showed me all my documents so I at least know where they are in the process. Will update again in 2 months.
can you enlist the help of a Spanish speaking friend to phone for you ??
I do that all the time to make appts, find directions, etc.
Buy them a beer for the favor or whatever
It's hard for me on the phone so i have my main man call and then he slowly explains it to me
Spanish is my native tongue. No problem in calling. Do you have a phone number?
Yet, I don't know how much I'd trust a phone operator. I'm probably one of the first to go from temp to permanent. But I'll definitely call, a few times just in case, if I can get a number/
Scroll down to the very bottom of the DGM page as link to find telephone number.
Also click on 'Servicios' then 'Solicitudes de Residencia' then 'Leer Mas' in 'Residencia Permanente', then read highlighted text at top of the page to answer one of your questions....then down to folder 2.
For Permanent Residency renewals, the medical results of the medical you take on you first visit have to be provided in ten days (it happens).........see 'Servicios' - 'Renovaciones de Residencia, 'Leer Mas' 'Renovaciones de Residencia Permanente'
Do you happen to know a phone number to call and ask my questions?