Dominican Republic passport
|Dominican Republic passport|
The front cover of a contemporary Dominican Republic passport.
|Issued by||Dominican Republic|
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Dominican Republic citizenship|
|Expiration||6 or 10 years after acquisition|
Dominican Republic passports are issued to citizens of the Dominican Republic to travel outside the country. Although biometric passports began to be issued in May 2004, the biometric details are not encoded on the passport and the passport does not include a smartcard. As a result, Dominican Republic biometric passports do not carry the "chip inside" symbol .
In May 2001, Kim Jong-nam, the son of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, was arrested at Narita International Airport, in Tokyo, Japan, travelling on a forged Dominican Republic passport. He was detained by immigration officials and later deported to the People's Republic of China. The incident caused Kim Jong-il to cancel a planned visit to China due to the embarrassment caused by the incident.
- Kim Jong-Il's Son Makes Pit-stop in Paris to Get Teeth Fixed from www.asianoffbeat.com 15 November 2007
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