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Population: 9.650.054 | Surface: 48.442 km² | Capital: Santo Domingo | Government: Presidential Republic | Currency: Peso Oro Dominicano

Institución: Junta Central Electoral | Representante: Román Jáquez Liranzo | Página web:

It is a country that occupies more than two eastern thirds of the island of Hispaniola or Santo Domingo, in the Antilles Archipelago. It limits to the north with the Atlantic Ocean, to the south with the Caribbean Sea or Mar de las Antillas, to the east with the Mona Canal, which separates it from Puerto Rico, and to the west with the Republic of Haiti.
The Dominican economy has four pillars: agriculture, mining, tourism, and industrial free zones. At present, the Dominican economy relies mainly on tourism.
The main agricultural products are sugar cane (main agricultural activity), rice, cocoa, coffee, tobacco, bananas, citrus products, beans, tomatoes, cotton, among others. The main agricultural export products are coffee, cocoa, cane sugar, pineapples, oranges, bananas, flowers, vegetables, tobacco. Mining production is concentrated in Cibao, where there are large ferronickel deposits and the largest open-pit mine on the continent. Gem salt, plaster, and marble are also exported.
The services sector is the most important, since it accounts for more than 50% of GDP, but is oversized due to the importance of tourism and international trade. In general, services for the population and Dominican companies are weak, which makes it difficult to take initiatives. Another important way of entering foreign exchange is remittances in dollars sent by Dominicans living abroad. It is money that reaches specific families with which they can create small businesses with which to boost the local economy.


one. Specialized agency
The National Directorate of Civil Registry is the entity, in charge of all the services of the Civil Status. He is in charge of a National Director under paragraph d, of Paragraph III of Art. 6 of Law No. 275-97 of 21-12-97 and two Sub-directors, charges created by the JCE under paragraph , of this same legal provision.

two. Dependence
It depends on the Central Electoral Board, an organization in charge of the Civil Registry and Identification System

3. Organization chart
The functions of the Central Electoral Board include the management and control of civil status through the National Civil Registry Office and the issuance of the identity document through the National Electoral Registry Office.

The National Civil Registry Office is the dependent entity of the Central Electoral Board, in charge of all the services of the Civil State. The National Directorate of Electoral Registry, has the function, process, debug, organize and archive the citizen’s data and documents to provide it with the Identity and Electoral Card and at the same time organize and update the final list of voters (Electoral Register), with a view to the celebrations of the Elections.

The National Directorate of Civil Registry is structured as follows:
to. The Central Office of Civil Status that has a Director and 2 Sub-Directors
b. The Civil Status Offices, composed of a Civil Status Officer, two alternates and an administrative assistant.
c. Local Office of Civil Status that operates in the National District.
d. Offices in the Health Centers
and. Extemporaneous Birth Registry that has mobile units for the fulfillment of its purposes.
F. Civil Status Officers

4. Functions
It is the entity in charge of administering the acts related to people, which imply, the creation, modification or extinction of their fundamental rights. These acts include births, marriages, divorces, deaths, and acknowledgments.

5. Identity documents in the Dominican system
Birth Certificate and Identity and Electoral Card

6. Identification Document Name
Electoral identity card

7. Formalities
• Marriages
• Recognitions
• Adoptions
• Name change
• Deaths
• Rectifications and Cancellations

8. Contacto


9. Main Regulations.
• Law No.659 on Civil Status Acts, dated July 17, 1944
• Provisions of the Civil Code, Law 136-03 dated August 7, 2003
• Code of Protection for the Rights of the Fundamentals of Children and Adolescents, Law 8-92 dated April 13, 1992.
• Electoral Law No. 275-97 dated December 21, 1997, and its Modifications