Confirmed issues with OVERSTAY OF TOURISM VISA

Those who seek more time here than the tourist card permits may wish to use the Forum on the DGM website.

Please see a reply from a moderator in reply to a request on how long can the extend the tourist visa:

https://foro.migracion.gob.do/forums/topic/extension-de-visa-turistica/

Buenos dias,
Soy ciudadana American y necesito saber la maxima cantidad de tiempo que se puede extender una visa turistica y cuales son los pasos que debo tomar.

Gracias.

Saludos, investigaremos para usted y le daremos una pronta respuesta por esta via.

Actualizacion:

Saludos actualmente no hay extensión para la visa turística el modo de proceder es pedir una prorroga por escrito dirigida al director de migración depositada en la sede vía ventanilla 3 lo cual le otorgaría un tiempo de el doble de su tiempo normal
Nota: Esto no le exime de pago administrativo.


Seems there is no extension to the tourist card but you can ask for an extended stay of what appears an extra 60 days.

You can use google to translate, but at least there is now a forum to contact DGM with your questions as well.

lennoxnev :

Those who seek more time here than the tourist card permits may wish to use the Forum on the DGM website.

Please see a reply from a moderator in reply to a request on how long can the extend the tourist visa:

https://foro.migracion.gob.do/forums/topic/extension-de-visa-turistica/

Buenos dias,
Soy ciudadana American y necesito saber la maxima cantidad de tiempo que se puede extender una visa turistica y cuales son los pasos que debo tomar.

Gracias.

Saludos, investigaremos para usted y le daremos una pronta respuesta por esta via.

Actualizacion:

Saludos actualmente no hay extensión para la visa turística el modo de proceder es pedir una prorroga por escrito dirigida al director de migración depositada en la sede vía ventanilla 3 lo cual le otorgaría un tiempo de el doble de su tiempo normal
Nota: Esto no le exime de pago administrativo.


Seems there is no extension to the tourist card but you can ask for an extended stay of what appears an extra 60 days.

You can use google to translate, but at least there is now a forum to contact DGM with your questions as well.

Greettings, actually there is no way to extend the turist visa,  the way to obtain an extension is write a letter to Dirección General de Migración, deposit in the Central Office, window 3 wich will give you the double of the normal time to stay.
note:  Some fees may apply.

What I understood is that turist card duration of 30 days can not be extended, but you can get a permit to stay longer time than the 30 days that gives you the turist card with the double of duration.

Yes you can extend the stay legally to  60 days. Must be done before the  first 30 day tourist card expires.

The issue with this is that they attract/advertise to expats, want to sell you real estate.... IF this is true.... what happens to expats who own property and can’t come back to their home? IF  this is true any one who owns a condo or home should get a different visa otherwise it’s a scam to steal people’s real estate 🤷🏼‍♂️

At this point that is NOT the situation. Can any country require people to have the  correct legal status,  absolutely!     

Currently it is normal to stay and pay the overstay penalty.  Until that changes, and they are NOT ALLOWED to re enter, this life continues on.     

This could change in the future  and if that happens then people will have the option to get legal or sell their holdings.     

No one is setting out  to "steal" their real estate holdings in this way.  There is no SCAM as such.

I think you misunderstood. You are saying people are having  issues coming back that overstayed in the past.
Many real estate owners don’t have visas.
If and only if what you said is true it can be disaster for them.
If you can’t come back to your property we know how that goes.
Just sell... jajajaja yeah.
So again based on what you said in the starting of this thread many expats that would be barred from coming back would end up loosing their properties.

And if and only if what you says is true then the change in barring people needs to be addressed with anyone who owns a property as to them that would be unfair.

That’s it

Currently  this is how it is! IF AND WHEN THAT CHANGES people will decide what they need to do!  Period.

NO ONE is going around trying to scam anyone by selling them real estate with the hope that one day the owners will not be able to get back into the country.

That is not correct and you are fear mongering!

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