The other side conceded this essential fact.
Friday, November 18, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Jeremy D. Morley
Children who are either citizens or legal residents of the Dominican Republic cannot be taken outside the Dominican Republic without full compliance with the Dominican Migration Department rules. This applies even for dual citizen children.
requirements are as follows:
the child is traveling with both parents, they merely need to show their
the child is traveling with only one parent, the parent must have obtained
specific prior authorization from the Dominican Migration Office, which
requires the properly notarized consent of the non-traveling parent, obtained
from the Dominican Attorney General's office, if the party is in the country,
or the nearest Dominican Consulate if the party is outside the country. In the
latter case, the counselor authorization must be apostilled by the Dominican
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Even if the traveling parent has sole custody of
the child, that parent must bring the travel authorization of the other parent,
unless the traveling parent has an express travel authorization issued by a
only the child's mother has parental rights over the child, then it is sufficient
for her to produce the child's legalized birth certificate if she is
accompanying the child.
These rules apply even if
the child has dual nationality. They do not apply if the child has non-Dominican