From the 20 October 2015, descendants of Dominicans born overseas can become Dominican nationals without coming to the country.
The measure, as agreed by the Central Electoral Board (JCE) establishes that wherever Dominicans live they can also obtain birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates as well as a National Identity Card (Cedula). The announcement states that that Dominicans who live overseas have the same rights as those who live in the country.
Dominican documents will be issued by JCE offices or consulates.[October 2015]