New cedula now mandatory at banks
The Superintendence of Banks confirmed that, as of 1 July 2015, banks are required to use the new ID card for all bank transactions and operations. The old ID card is no longer a valid identity cards for Dominicans and residents in the country. Legal residents and Dominicans must present the new cedula to open bank accounts or make other official transactions, including executing wire transfers and paying taxes and fees in banks throughout the Dominican Republic. Several of the largest private banks, such as Banco Popular, the BHD-Leon and Progreso sent out notifications to their customers about the requirement to use the new cedulas when doing business with the bank.
Renewal of the identity card is easy and can be done at the Central Electoral Board (JCE) civil registry offices.
Source: DR1, Elcaribe
July 2, 2015
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