Normalization of Venezuelans in the Dominican Republic

9 April, 2021

The General Directorate of Migration (DGM) began the process of normalization of more than 115 thousand Venezuelans who reside in the country in an irregular condition.

The first thing that was done was to explain how the required documents are entered, as well as leave an email that is active to receive any information.

For this process, the Director of Migration, Enrique García appointed Pedro Peralta, in charge of the Plan, who explained to those present what the process consists of, and how the interested parties can access the digital platform.

At the beginning was the representative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Josué Gastelbondo, who explained that this institution is an ally of the DGM, to accredit the organizations made up of Venezuelans and guide them in whatever is necessary.

He said that the IOM supports the implementation of this plan and for this it has offices in five provinces of the country so that those who require information can access it.

He indicated that the IOM will have 26 officials who will be working together with the DGM to support this process and help Venezuelans who require it.

He explained that the IOM supports the DGM with personnel and equipment, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the issuance of visas to Venezuelans, strengthens the eight organizations of Venezuelan civil society so that they obtain free orientation, as well as equipment technological, and helps low-income families so that they can access the normalization plan.

With this plan, the General Directorate of Migration complies with the initiatives of the government chaired by Luis Abinader so that Venezuelans who reside in the country have a legal status and can work and study in the country without any problems.