Haiti – Diaspora : Already more than 10,000 Haitians in DR have obtained the new CIN
The Embassy of Haiti in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic informs that since last February, the start of the registration process for the renewal or obtaining of the new Haitian National Identity Card (for the first time in the country) more than 15,000 Haitian citizens have already registered and more than 10,000 have already received the precious document.
The Embassy recalls that all members of the Haitian diaspora who have the new biometric Identity Card are able to exercise their right to vote in the referendum which will take place in June and in the next national elections scheduled for September 2021.
The Embassy urges all Haitians residing in the Dominican Republic to participate in the registration process which is underway: at the Embassy located at number 33 rue Juan Sánchez Ramírez, University Zone, from Monday to Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and at the Haitian consulates in Santiago, Barahona, Dajabón and Higüey on working days.
“We mainly work so that Haitian residents, who work and study throughout the Dominican territory, have all their personal documents, not only the identity card that identifies them as a Haitian citizen, but also their up-to-date passport, in order to that they can carry out all their legal activities in the Dominican Republic,” declared Ambassador Smith Augustin in a statement adding that the birth certificate is offered free of charge at the Embassy to those wishing to obtain it, at the same time as their identity card also free.
In addition, he informed that the passports are arriving which have been delayed by the containment linked to Covid-19 in Washington where this document is produced…
We hope that the announcement of Chancellor Joseph in December 2020 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32421-haiti-flash-towards-the-production-of-passports-at-the-embassy-of-haiti-in-the-dominican-republic.html concerning the “next” production of Haitian Passport in Haitian diplomatic missions in the Dominican Republic becomes a reality to avoid endless delays for compatriots.
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