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DR Overstay Penalties


#1

The DR has re-vamped it’s Tourist Card overstay penalties and they have gone way up, relatively speaking.

Old Penalties:
15 days to 3 months: RD$150
3 months to 9 months: RD$250
9 months to 12 months: RD$300
1 year to 1-1/2 years: RD$400
1-1/2 year to 2 years: RD$500
2 years to 2-1/2 years: RD$600
2-1/2 years to 3 years: RD$700
3 years to 3-1/2 years: RD$800
3-1/2 years to 4 years: RD$900
4 years to 4-1/2 years: RD$1,000
4-1/2 years to 7 years: RD$1,500
More than 7 years: RD$2,000

New Penalties:
15 days to 3 months: RD$300
3 months to 9 months: RD$500
9 months to 12 months: RD$2000
1 year to 1-1/2 years: RD$3500
1-1/2 year to 2 years: RD$4500
2 years to 2-1/2 years: RD$6000
2-1/2 years to 3 years: RD$8000
3 years - 5 years:RD$12,000
More than 5 years: RD$15,000


#2

Are they trying to discourage long term visitors? I would think that if you owned a condo there you would like to stay the whole winter. Are they just looking for the quick touist dollar at the resorts?


#3

Seems backwards to me.
It should be less if you stay longer and thereby contribute to the local economy.
But then, the lure of the almight $ (or pesos in this case).
Bob


#4

I think you need to keep things in perspective.

If someone is spending the winter in the DR, that would fall between 3 to 9 months, which costs RD $500. At the current conversion, that’s less than US $20.

That’s a lot cheaper than going through the process of getting Dominican residency to avoid the overstay charges.

Tom


#5

OttawaTom is so right on the mark. At first looking at the $300 I took it at $us but it’s not but it is Dominican money. Thanks again Wud for keeping us updated with all this new info.


#6

This time it was our man Gregg! SO many resources here at Debbie’s!


#7

So sorry Gregg.I must still be not feeling well, but will try and read threads correctly next time. Sorry again. Did I just repeat myself> opps, must be time for another pill.