732 people from 52 countries become Dominican citizens in 2016
At least 27 Haitians with legal residency have become Dominican citizens along with people from countries including the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela.
Most of the Haitian citizens who opted for Dominican citizenship did so via the marriage route while only a small number used the ordinary route.
So far this year, citizens from 52 countries have taken Dominican citizenship for a total of 732 people who now can vote and hold public office apart from President and Vice president, an increase compared to last year when the figure stood at 679.
Minister of Interior and Police Carlos Amarante Baret said that 6,576 people have taken Dominican citizenship in the last 11 years.
Talking about the regularization plan he said that most people who took advantage of it were Haitians, representing 89% of the total at 244,313. This was followed by 767 Italians, 405 Venezuelans, 367 Cubans, 354 Spaniards, 328 Colombians, 309 Canadians, 278 from France, 216 from China, 209 from Germany, 148 from Russia, 146 from Mexico, 117 from Argentina, 91 from Ecuador, 71 from the Netherlands, 54 from Belgium, and 28 from the United Kingdom.
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