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Old 04-06-2013, 10:13   #1
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Dominican bureaucracy

I am in Santo Domingo for delivering a friend's boat back to North Europe.

I asked permission to leave the Country more than two weeks ago now and at the time it came out that the boat had not paied a permanence tax called 'permiso de navigabilidad'. In fact she was laying here since more than three months, (almost 15months) and therefore the previous permit was expired.

This is just a worning for sailor who venture in this Country.
Watch out you permit. There is a three months permit included in the tax you pay for entering the Country. After that you have to pay something more.
A spoke with several sailors willing to spend some time here and not a single one had been warned by the authorities by this deadline.

It is not a matter of money... but timing.
More than two weeks and I am still stuck here, having to pray officers just to let them do their job and, much more important, running late in the crossing season!
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Things move a lot faster in the DR after a favorable tip is negotiated.
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Re: Dominican bureaucracy

+1. When something takes two weeks in a country like that, it is almost certainly a matter of money.
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Things move a lot faster in the DR after a favorable tip is negotiated.
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