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For Tourists: How to extend your stay past the 30 day limit

Author: Michael D. Harness (Facebook)

Okay fellow immigrants, here is everything you need to know to make sure your stay is one without a surprise arrest for being here past the 30 day limit:

- Call the number you see on this sign, and ask for the Directions to their office in Puerto Plata. I don’t want to attempt to give you driving directions!

- Show up with your Passport and 2500 Pesos in hand (if you stayed a bit over 30 days, otherwise bring more money).

- Let them know you need to extend your stay. You can not extend your stay until you are past the allowed 30 day mark, don’t even try, they will not take your money. You have to go on day 31.

- You will be given a receipt for your payment, which shows you are legal to be here for up to 90 days. You can rinse and repeat as needed. They can also advise you on work visas and permits as well.

How do I know? I did exactly this along with 5 other people today, and it was a pleasant and helpful experience. DO NOT PUT THIS OFF, they are still detaining people.

NEXT DISCLAIMER: For those of us that are lazy, including me. I have a local Attorney who is also a close friend that will file your extensions for you. If you hate driving an hour there, and an hour back, you can pay $50 the 2500 Pesos and email him copies of your passport, and in return he will email you your receipt from Immigration. He accepts PAYPAL, and you can call him directly. Mario Roman Attorney at Law. Contact info: 829-770-9171 or you can find him here on FB, as well as email him at

I hope this helps everyone, and please share this information.


Note by the NPN: You can also extend your tourist card at the airport after 30 days. You can even pay for overstay in advance (if it’s no more than 90 days).

About the Tourist Card

Feb 4, 2017

View the current list of fines for overstay (charged at airports)

list of fees to pay at airport for overstay dominican republic

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