From 2005 to 2015, 6,566 people from more than 85 countries have received Dominican nationality
Diario Libre is running a series of interviews on these new Dominicans. In 2010, Dominican nationality was granted to 1,092 people.
During those 10 years, Cubans account for the majority of people who have taken on Dominican nationality, with 1,621.
This is followed by US citizens, including Puerto Ricans, with 1,243. Chinese are next with 747, then Venezuelans 508, Colombians 333, Spanish 319, Russians 277, Italians 196, French 160, Peruvians 102, Mexicans 86, Haitians 84, Swiss 65, Argentineans 62, Pakistanis 60, and Canadians 51, among others.
Of the group, 34% says they took on Dominican nationality after marrying a Dominican.
The celebrities taking Dominican nationality during this period include Danny Rivera of Puerto Rico and Diego “El Cigala” from Spain.
See the list of nationalized citizens by country of origin:
Sep 22, 2016
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