Santo Domingo.- Hundreds of parents, guardians of children and attorneys on Friday packed the Immigration Agency’s (DGM) main offices on the Malecon, seeking permits for minors to travel abroad.
They asked to speed up the process which is now lasting as long as four hours, when the average time had been 45 minutes.
At the start of the summer vacation the number of requests for permits for minors to travel abroad soars, prompting people to form lines as early as 7am.
The number of people seeking permits has swamped the service areas steps. Those who arrived before 8am hadn’t been attended until 1pm.
Although media reports blame the backlog on computer glitches, Immigration employees work at a normal pace but the sheer number of applicants lead to the delay.