I am not a "resident" of the DR but will start the process next week. However, I asked my management firm here to give me a letter just in case, stating I was long term renter. (not tourist). She used the term"resident" in the letter stating I was a "resident" at "xxx" and in" accordance with the decrees enacted by the government to control the movement of people.... etc" She did one in English and one in Spanish stamped with some very official looking stamp. Never needed it.Are you a resident - johne??