I am a naturalized Dominican citizen and would like to pass the citizenship onto my wife if possible. We don't live in the DR.
Is there any way at all it can be done?
Is there any way at all it can be done?
Exactly. The DR is not as strict as other countries in this regard.My understanding is that the 'residency' part of the resident is satisfied as long as you are not ABSENT more than 6 months.
The need to actually 'reside' may not exist - as you say.
If she has residency already ... you may be good to go.
Otherwise, she needs residency first - before anything else
I am collecting the paper work to become a DR citizen through marriage. Part of the requirements is to provide all of my ins and outs of the DR, supposedly via a document obtained at DGM, so they will see how much time I spend here. I suppose they could be asking for this and sill not care. Keep in mind it is just one small part of the requirements that need to be turned in.Exactly. The DR is not as strict as other countries in this regard.
Having multiple second citizenships is part of a sound strategy aimed at political and financial diversification. Holding Dominican citizenship does not obligate a person to live there, but it does grant the right to do so.If I did not live in the DR, I would have no interest in being a DR citizen. I am curious as to the reason in this case for such a desire.
In this case it comes with potential financial burdens as well. I would highly advise against it for someone not living in the DR. I don't see the political and economic diversification as a benefit with a DR passport, unless perhaps the person is from Haiti.Having multiple second citizenships is part of a sound strategy aimed at political and financial diversification. Holding Dominican citizenship does not obligate a person to live there, but it does grant the right to do so.
I doubt it. The law has been in effect for a while. If you don't have the proper documents on file, then you could be subject to having citizenship revoked because a lawyer back door-ed the process.I don't remember having to provide In/Out statistics, Windy.
Maybe when you use a lawyer - it's different
It's important here to avoid equating a passport with citizenship. It's the underlying citizenship here that is valuable despite the Dominican passport not scoring high in terms of the visa-free entry to other countries it allows.I would have no interest at all in getting the ability to have one of the most useless passports on the planet if I didn't live here full time while hating to make trips to Santo Domingo to renew residency.
Notice I said the ability to have an almost useless passport. I did not say that I was even thinking of getting that passport as I go through the hoops to be a DR citizen. I just need a place where I can maintain a driver's license, and since I live here that is the one spot where I qualify for that.It's important here to avoid equating a passport with citizenship. It's the underlying citizenship here that is valuable despite the Dominican passport not scoring high in terms of the visa-free entry to other countries it allows.
In the near future, it will become very clear that small and geopolitically unimportant countries will be the best citizenships to hold, as these countries have no interest in or sufficient resources to hassle and harass their law-abiding citizens by tracking their every move and dollar spent across the world.
Fair enough. However, you may reconsider if/when Canada introduces its own version of FATCA.I think I supplied a copy of all my passport pages.....that showed my activity.
I too, will probably never get a hard passport.... just the citizen cedula
No need for anything other my Canadian passport.... very benign in the world
I suppose there are collectors of just about anything, including citizenships. Seems a bit paranoid, but if they really are after you....A tax-compliant US citizen can renounce for (currently) $2,350. This person could then use his Dominican passport to obtain or retain a permanent residency permit in the EU or elsewhere.
I agree it's not ideal, but many Americans are renouncing already due to the draconian tax and bank account reporting rules, and many more will want to do so once these rules become even worse.
Having a second citizenship already in place gives a person more options and the ability to react quickly to new regulations.
I know a guy who has seven citizenships, and he's not any worse off for having them even if the situation in his home country remains free and prosperous for the rest of his life.
Most countries already require their citizens to use that country's passport when entering and leaving even if a person has two or more passports. It's definitely illegal for a US citizen to present a foreign passport to a US official.I would not be surprised if the DR begins to insist that naturalized citizens have a DR passport to leave and enter the country. I think they are getting ready for that by doubling the cost of the DR passport for naturalized citizens and insisting it is done in Santo Domingo only. Think of the extra money they could make.
I show both my passports when I leave and they only stamp my Dominican one, and I am actually flying on my Canadian one. When I return I only show my Dominican one and they don't ask for anything else.Most countries already require their citizens to use that country's passport when entering and leaving even if a person has two or more passports. It's definitely illegal for a US citizen to present a foreign passport to a US official.
I could understand doubling the cost of the passport to generate more money, but why make people go to Santo Domingo to renew? That's just an unnecessary hassle that does not lead to more government income.
Just to wind down the dual citizenship discussion, I'd like to add that I feel much more free after acquiring Dominican citizenship and I'm grateful for this. It's nice to be a citizen of a country that leaves people alone.