Naturalization Plan expires Monday, 2 February 2015
The Ministry of Interior and Police has announced that the National Foreigner Legalization Plan offices will be open this weekend, Saturday, 31 January and Sunday, 1 February 2015 to receive applications from foreigners who were born in the Dominican Republic to parents with illegal immigration status before 18 April 2007. The applicants need to register in order to benefit from Naturalization Law 169-14 that expires on Monday, 2 February 2015. The government has already provided a 90-day extension to the original deadline.
Services are being offered at the National Foreigner Legalization Plan offices at the governors’ offices in Puerto Plata, Santiago, Mao, La Vega, Constanza, San Francisco de Macoris, Nagua, Samana, San Juan de la Maguana, Pedernales, Barahona, Azua, Bani, San Cristobal, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, Hato Mayor, Monte Plata, El Seibo, Higuey and Santo Domingo East, Santo Domingo North, and the “Huacal” building in Santo Domingo.
The Ministry of Interior and Police also says that the National Foreigner Legalization Plan will remain open for foreigners to regularize their status in the country through 15 June 2015. It is open to foreigners who entered Dominican territory prior to 19 October 2011.
Deputy Vinicio Castillo has issued a statement saying that, “the lower-than-expected number of people who have applied under the law cannot be an excuse. President Medina and Congress have given a 90-day extension. The Haitian government has not given, and is not going to give, any identity document that is needed for the Haitians to adhere to the law. The Dominican state has fulfilled its responsibility and cannot continue to bend to international pressure by granting other extensions.”
Source: DR1, Elcaribe
January 31, 2015
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