Progress on naturalization and legalization plans
The Central Electoral Board (JCE) civil registries director Cesar Feliz Feliz is reminding foreigners that Naturalization Law 169-14 allows a period of 90 days for the regularization process that expires on 23 October 2014.
The JCE says that of the 60,869 foreigners with Dominican IDs in the civil registry, 7,501 have been able to renew their IDs, of an initial list of 13,281 who have been audited, made up of people with 18 nationalities.
Feliz says that 80,000 Haitians have applied to regularize their status under the National Foreigner Legalization Plan.
Of this total, 199 cases of identity fraud have been detected among the Haitian applicants seeking to regularize their status. The JCE says computer systems that matched facial and fingerprint data showed they already had Dominican IDs after having adopted names of Dominican origin. Dominican IDs will not be granted in proven cases of identity fraud.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Category: DR News |