The Average Expat is Corrupt?

The average expat is corrupt?

  • Yes, definitely most are corrupt.

    Votes: 3 7.5%
  • It seems most are corrupt.

    Votes: 6 15.0%
  • It seems most are not corrupt.

    Votes: 13 32.5%
  • No, definitely most are not corrupt.

    Votes: 18 45.0%

  • Total voters
    40

DR Solar

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Interesting that overstays and not having the required residency and cedula are legal to so many. Nor do you need a Dominican drivers license nor insurance.

But you insist that you are legal in the D.R. and have no worries. Laws don't apply to you.

How wonderful for you .

But..
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She's just a little pregnant.
Not intended at all aimed at Bob. Utmost respect.
Others, not so much
 

bob saunders

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Interesting that overstays and not having the required residency and cedula are legal to so many. Nor do you need a Dominican drivers license nor insurance.

But you insist that you are legal in the D.R. and have no worries. Laws don't apply to you.

How wonderful for you .

But..
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She's just a little pregnant.
???????? I am a Dominican citizen, have both Cedula and Dominican Drivers license, have insurance of both my cars. I have never overstayed and became a resident in 2012, and a Citizen several years ago.
 

CristoRey

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Apr 1, 2014
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Interesting that overstays and not having the required residency and cedula are legal to so many. Nor do you need a Dominican drivers license nor insurance.

But you insist that you are legal in the D.R. and have no worries. Laws don't apply to you.

How wonderful for you .

But..
.
She's just a little pregnant.
The only people who I've heard talk about overstayers or a person's legal status are the expats/ experts on DR1. Legal or not, everything is a case by case basis in this country. We often refer to it as selective enforcement and what it really boils down to is...
what type of mood the person you are dealing with happens to be in that day, nothing more.
 
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NanSanPedro

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The only people who I've heard talk about overstayers or a person's legal status are the expats/ experts on DR1. Legal or not, everything is a case by case basis in this country. We often refer to it as selective enforcement and what it really boils down to is...
what type of mood the person you are dealing with happens to be in that day, nothing more.

I still compare overstaying here to a speeding ticket in the USA. No one really cares, it's just an avenue for revenue.
 

william webster

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Almost....

another similarity to speeding tickets
after too many, the points are added up and they suspend your license

Not so here.... one size fits all
1,000 pesos for any speed !
Pay at the bank.
 
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NALs

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Jan 20, 2003
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Many responses in this thread reminds me of Dominicans living abroad. It is quite common for a Dominicans living in the USA or Spain to not attempt to bribe their way out of a police ticket, throw garbage out the car window without thinking about it, driving at very high speeds and parking on the sidewalks or anywhere, etc. The moment the airplane full of Dominicans lands in the DR, many Dominicans take the civility practiced in the USA or Spain and throw it out the window.

I guess Dominicans aren't corrupt either afterall, just like expats. Hey, when you ask Dominicans if they are personally corrupt, take a wild guess what is the most common answer. Hint: It would fit in with many of the posts in this thread.

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