All Immigration services to be web only starting Aug. 1
Santo Domingo.- . All of the Immigration Agency’s services of foreigners’ residency and certificates for Dominicans will be processed digitally through its website starting August 1, director Ruben Paulino announced Tuesday.
He said Immigration’s new residency applications and other services allow the public to access its platform from anywhere in the world.
“This will allow users to process their documents and get fast, safe and efficient responses and provide continuous monitoring the process and for the agency to communicate that way with them to inform them of corrections and any other aspect,” said Paulino in a press conference at Immigration.
The process lets the user apply for a residency permit or permission for minors or others from their home or office, once requested, the required documents are sent via the same route, and Immigration will provide a code or number with which it will monitor and then retrieve them on a computer to be installed in all airports, Malecon Center and Immigration headquarters.
Prior to the process the user must pay the fee in the Reservas bank.
The official added that Immigration paid US$200,000 for the equipment which made the technological platform possible.
Among other services to be offered online are those related to entry and departure certificates, citizenship, loss of documents (passport, visas, citizenship), naturalization, judicial and customs procedures, exemptions for taxes on the import of vehicles and household goods, among others.
Paulino Sem that only once the requested process is concluded, a visit to the DGM offices may be needed for the verification of the original documentation and for the delivery of the requested document.
He said that as part of the improvement of migration services, kiosks are being installed at the international airports of Las Americas in Santo Domingo, Cibao in Santiago, Punta Cana, La Romana and Puerto Plata as well as at the main office of the Migration Agency and the certifications office in the Malecon Center in Santo Domingo as well as the regional office in Santiago.
Source: DT, DR1
July 21, 2016
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