Expats...Why did you become a resident or a citizen of the DR?

william webster

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Or after 10 yrs - the 10 yr card - definitiva

I opted for citizenship instead of the 10 yr....November last was sworn in
no more renewals- they are now 2 SD trips - medicals every time
Was easier get citizenship.... no more difficult
 

Celt202

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Or after 10 yrs - the 10 yr card - definitiva

I opted for citizenship instead of the 10 yr....November last was sworn in
no more renewals- they are now 2 SD trips - medicals every time
Was easier get citizenship.... no more difficult
They don't offer that anymore AFAIK.
 

william webster

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I'm not sure.... you may be right......it was when I was thinking about how to proceed
But that was a while back
 

John Boyter

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I am from the USA and got my first residency in 2002. This year I passed my test to be naturlaized as a DR citizen, but CV19 delayed the swearing in and it is still delayed. Now for the reasons.

Exactly the same primary reason as Seamonkey - To be legal.

Other reasons are that I live here, own a home here, I want to drive legally (which is my number 2 reason and is a part of my number 1 reason - as a US citizen I could no longer renew my US license because I don't live there), and I have local medical and auto insurance.

Becoming a citizen means I no longer have to deal with Migracion and if I care to I can vote.
I don’t really think there is a problem having property here a home without legal residency.
 

John Boyter

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If you have residency or citizenship no one can argue with your legitimate right to be in the country. As long as you comport with the subsequent requirements. I remember I signed a document that says I agree not to participate in insurrections, for example. I wish I had a copy of that document. I don't.

Secondly, I have residency for investment (Residencia Inversion) which allows some tax and other financial advantages in the RD. But, in fact they are very hard to claim, in my experience. So I would say that does not carry as much importance as I thought it would.
Any type of benefits like that with investment and tax etc seem so bureaucratic that its not worth it anyway.
 

John Boyter

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Or after 10 yrs - the 10 yr card - definitiva

I opted for citizenship instead of the 10 yr....November last was sworn in
no more renewals- they are now 2 SD trips - medicals every time
Was easier get citizenship.... no more difficult
My residency expires July next year and I have had it over 10 years. I am considering applying for citizenship now and have to file application 6 months before it expires. Denmark my country of origin only allowed dual citizenship since 2015. Obviously I would not have given up my Danish citizenship and Danish/EU passport. Now I can have both. I would want the Dominican passport to. There could be some funny situations where a country requires a visa from Denmark and not the DR which would be an interesting story to tell.
 

william webster

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That would be easy to research...which (if any) countries

I have not bothered w/ the passport.... the cedula says it all... different color
My other passport is Canadian
 

John Boyter

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That would be easy to research...which (if any) countries

I have not bothered w/ the passport.... the cedula says it all... different color
My other passport is Canadian
Maybe during a nacional emergency like the pandemic the Dominican Passport is more convincing at immigration at the airport.

I think maybe China is one example where the DR passport means no visa whereas Danish/EU requires a visa but I am not sure at all.
 

william webster

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as I say- the cedula is markedly different ..... that signifies your citizenship

At SDQ - the passport gets you in the automatic kiosk...
I rarely use SDQ - -- POP is my airport of choice (in normal times)
 
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william webster

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but in your case... for outside the country use.... a passport will be needed

The cedula is a national/internal use
 

william webster

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I may get it one day....
these days - there have a newly designed passport.... that everyone wants
so the line is long - so long they won't allow renewals until close to expiry

You and I would be new applications - front of the line
 

RDKNIGHT

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I put 1000 grease in my lawyers hands and got my residency .... i still had to give blood ....and backround check
 

william webster

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Blood from a stone - is the saying ---- hahaha

1,000 on top of the fee - or total ??

It costs about that....1,000

let me know when you go for citizenship.... grease me to write the test for you !!!
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