Exiting the Dominican Republic
If you needed a Tourist Card to enter the Dominican Republic you would have had one part of the card returned to you after passing through Immigration upon arrival. This second part must be presented back to Immigration when you depart the Dominican Republic. In the event you lose this portion of your Tourist Card during your visit, you will be required to purchase a new Tourist Card for US $10 before passing through Immigration. If you fly into the Dominican Republic, please note there is a US $20 Departure Tax you must pay before leaving the Airport. Some Tour Operators include this as part of your flight or holiday package, but most do not. Check with your Tour Operator/Travel Agent to see if the Departure Tax has been included in your package. Having the exact amount of US dollars will save you time and trouble. The airport authorities processing this tax will generally take Dominican Pesos as payment, but it is usually at a much higher exchange rate than if you were to pay in US dollars. You will be provided a receipt for this payment and this must be presented (usually at the gate) before getting on your departing flight.
If you overstayed the legal period of your visa, you will have to pay a fine. This is a minimal fee ranging from 60 pesos for an overstay of 1 day to 3 months, to some 250 pesos for more than 2 years. Although the fine is very low, the officials may question you thoroughly about the motives of your illigal residence in the Dominican Republic.