Isn't 4 renewals equal to 5 yrs?
I think that's how we calculated it
I had 5 renewals but some of the years are missing, I wanted to go for permanent but migracion is asking me to provide the copy of cedulas that I've missed (for instance I had temporary in 2016-2017 but my next one is in 2019) I just paid fines for the months I've missed without renewal after my cedula expired. My question is do I have to start all over again and renew my temporary cedula for the next 5 years in a raw before I can apply for a permanent?
It makes no sense. I had a similar problem. They had one year missing, but they did have a record that I was eligible for permanent based on my last renewal. At the time (a few years ago), I insisted there was nothing I could do, and that they should have the records of all my renewals. After arguing nicely for a while, they told me to write a letter to the Director of Migration, and ask him to approve it. It took a few weeks, but eventually it was approved by the Director.
If you can't do this on your own and have a talk with one supervisor at Immigration, hire a lawyer. It'll be worth the money considering the cost of starting over and renewing every year for five more years. You don't want to have to restart the process. They should have records of every renewal you made, not just some.
Is there a post explaining how to get a terpoarary residencial in the first place? Because I don't have one now, I'll get my visa but if this is easier, I'd like to try this one.
What visa? A temporary residency is neither easy, fast, nor cheap, and all the offices are closed now.
Well I can enter DR without any visa, but I want to stay here for good so I was thinking to get a visa for work and people told me if I can find a job they can help me with the visa.
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