Government makes it easier for Venezuelans to legalize their status


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Jun 16, 2016

The Ministry of Foreign Relations published the guidelines for Venezuelans with irregular status in the Dominican Republic to regularize their residence here. The Ministry of Foreign Relations is allowing Venezuelans to file paperwork here instead of in their home country. It is also allowing expired passports to be presented for the request for the temporary regularized status.

The new regulatory status is authorized for students and others that will be granted temporary working status. The measure enables thousands of Venezuelans that are here working illegally to regularize their status.

The Ministry of Interior and Police issued resolution 119-21 on Friday, 22 January 2021 that normalizes within the category of non-resident the irregular migratory situation of Venezuelan nationals in Dominican territory.

The resolution in its article two indicates that Venezuelan...

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