It’s almost time to renew ID cards

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The Dominican Republic’s Central Electoral Board (JCE) is in the process of awarding a contract for the production of over eight million new identity cards, according to a story in Diario Libre. The new ID cards will replace the current ones, which have been in use since 2014. The JCE has not yet announced an official start date for the actual replacement process. The JCE says the contract will be awarded on 13 August 2024.

The new cards, made of polycarbonate, will incorporate an electronic chip for storing personal and biometric data and advanced security measures to prevent fraud and counterfeiting.

The total cost of the project is estimated at RD$2.08 billion and is expected to be completed between 2024 and 2025.

There will be two distinct designs: one for Dominican citizens and one for foreigners, minors and non-voting police officers.

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MariaRubia

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Now we will all be walking around with a microchip in our pocket so there's another way to find out where we are.

When the rest of the world is going digital and doing away with plastic cards I don't quite see the point of spending all this money when there's clearly a lot of more important stuff needed.
 
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In that previous thread, I don't think it was ever resolved what happens about people (like me) who have current cedulas that last until after 2025. Do we have to renew them early?
Yes...........Everyone needs to get the new ones...........
 

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My expires this year, hopefully I can renew in Agosto during my next trip to DR.
Santiago DR serial number start #031....

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SKY

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My expires this year, hopefully I can renew in Agosto during my next trip to DR.
Santiago DR serial number start #031....

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Won't be ready in August. Earliest possibility is late Oct. early Nov...........And yours is still good after expiration date...........
 
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In that previous thread, I don't think it was ever resolved what happens about people (like me) who have current cedulas that last until after 2025. Do we have to renew them early?
I'd say wait until it expires and renew.
 

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My expires this year, hopefully I can renew in Agosto during my next trip to DR.
Santiago DR serial number start #031....

JJ
Hey, my cédula also expires in August, and I was hoping to renew it before the 15th, but I guess not.
 
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bachata

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Hey, my cédula also expires in August, and I was hoping to renew it before the 15th, but I guess not.
Looks like Cedula renewal is only possible when La Junta Central Electoral is doing what we call in DR Campaña de cedulacion.
If don't get to do it next time in DR I still can renew here in NC.

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To be clear you cannot renew any Cedula before the new ones come out. And if expired it is still good. That goes for banks and any place else............
 
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My expires this year, hopefully I can renew in Agosto during my next trip to DR.
Santiago DR serial number start #031....

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You don’t have to renew it in the DR. If it can’t be done when you’re in Santiago, then you should be able at the closest consulate. I don’t know if the one in NYC will be able to do a new cédula on the spot*, but it might take longer to get the new cédula in other consulates since they probably get them from the one in NYC or SD.

* They print a new one from a machine, last time the guy made an error with my new one and simply fixed the error in the computer and print another one like it was nothing. The process from noticing the error on the new physical cédula abd getting another one with the correct info literally took seconds. They don’t have to wait for anything to be physically sent from SD, at least not with the cédula.
 

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The new cedula will incorporate a chip that can only be read by a physical reader device, it does not incorporate a RFID capability thus can't be accessed without contact. It is standard, since many years, in many countries to have chips containing the bio-metric data on identification artifacts (IDs and passport), so nothing to worry about.
 
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Had to go to the Junta in Jamao to sign a contract to rent a house for Strength for the Journey. (Who knew Juntas had lawyers who would do this routine legal work???). I asked him about ex-pats renewing cedulas to receive one with a chip. His response was that no orders have come his way regarding ex-pats. And he assumes we would wait until our next renewal, but as of now, no decision has been made.
 

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Had to go to the Junta in Jamao to sign a contract to rent a house for Strength for the Journey. (Who knew Juntas had lawyers who would do this routine legal work???). I asked him about ex-pats renewing cedulas to receive one with a chip. His response was that no orders have come his way regarding ex-pats. And he assumes we would wait until our next renewal, but as of now, no decision has been made.
When they do announce it, I'll be the first one there. It will be just like Marbete renovations.
 
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