Most interesting, I have applied under the Pension application and Family and property here in DR.The residency of jubilado/pensionado or retiree is a subcategory of a Permanent Residency. If bank statements, income proof, or bills of Dominican companies weren't requested, then his residency is Temporary. You can confirm by checking if your residency card states 'Residente Temporal' or 'Residencia por Inversión', the later encompassing Retiree, Rentista, and Investors. All of them have different requirements for the renovation.
Once here I was told it would be a Temporary residence only.Regardless of the fact that my pension equals that of most Government Minister Salaries.....All the necessary documents were submitted to the DR Embassy in Ottawa Canada. They in turn submitted them to Immigration in DR... all was approved and I was on my way.
My Permanent Residency dreams were cut out when POP Immigration said I only qualified for a Temporary Residency.
Well, thats ok ... gives me something to do.
Today I was in POP Migracion and was expecting a demand for Visa .... instead I was told I had to return to Canada and get the RCMP (Federal Police) to fingerprint me and provide a certificate .... none of which was on any check off list nor was it an issue when I was going through the system.
I am looking at an easy $3000.00 to do the new demand.....I am not a DR skeptic nor a naysayer ... but this one has me on the edge of ''what the phuk''.... This system is almost as bad as the Canadian Immigration system..
Taking a while to cool off and delve into a dram or two of Barcello....
Hoping to wake up tomorrow with a new outlook...actually I am hoping to wake up tomorrow, anyway!!