Since Thursday 2/2/17 Migration has begun enforcement of the law regarding overstays. Tourists and Scofflaw Residents who live/work here without legalizing have been subject to random search and arrest in Sosua/Cabarete.
DGM or Director of Migration announced that enforcement will soon begin in Punta Cana Bavaro. If you have overstayed your 30 days then simply go to the nearest Migration office, pay your overstay and get the receipt. You can therefore re-start your clock.
In the area of Bávaro - Punta Cana, sources close to Bávaro Digital reported that there will be massive arrests in the month of March-April by the Migration Department. We advise foreigners to come to normalize and regularize their papers and residence permits in the Dominican Republic.
SANTO DOMINGO.- The General Directorate of Migration (DGM) calls on all foreign nationals residing in the Dominican Republic with expired immigration status to renew their residence cards, in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 285-04 General of Migration. In a press release, the DGM indicates that according to the provisions of article 25 of the Law, "foreigners authorized to remain in the country, are obliged to obtain, maintain and carry their immigration identification documents."
In that sense, it states that "foreign citizens with immigration status due in any of the categories: students, temporary workers, temporary residents, permanent residents and investors, must proceed with the renewal of their immigration identification documents." The institution informs that in order to do so, they must come to the Headquarters, located in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, at George Washington Avenue, Héroes de Luperón, (La Feria) from Monday to Friday, 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
In the case of foreign citizens residing in localities of the interior of the country, the renewal of their documents can be carried out in the regional offices of the DGM in Bávaro, La Altagracia Province, for the East zone and in the regional offices of Santiago de los Caballeros and Puerto Plata, for the Cibao region and the North.
The agency issued a warning following the arrest of a number of foreigners in the last hours in Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete, after establishing that they were residing illegally in the country, most of them with a residence permit and other documents Expired.
During operations carried out by immigration inspectors in Puerto Plata, Sosúa and Cabarete, several Canadians, Russians, Germans, Italians, Venezuelans, Cubans, Americans and other nationalities who were illegally residing in the country were detained, after leaving their residence permit, States the entity.
However, the Migration Directorate reports that many of the detainees proceeded immediately to renew their documents in order to stay longer in the national territory, so that the entity deprived them of their deportation.
He warns, however, that other foreigners who maintain an attitude of indifference in the renewal of their stay permits in the Dominican Republic and other important documents will be located and could be removed from the national territory for violation of law 285-04 on Migration.
"We are exhausting the decision to call those foreigners to come to our offices to regularize their documents because otherwise, we will act accordingly," says a communication from the General Directorate of Migration delivered to journalists of this medium that cover the source .
Where to seek help. In addition, the entity explains that in addition to the main office located in the Center of Heroes, Migration also opened premises in Punta Cana and Bávaro, where foreigners can go to normalize and regularize their roles and residence permits in the Dominican Republic and Covers both workers and students of different nationalities residing here.