VISAS ENGLISH

COMMENTS

Visa applications can be submitted by mail.
This Consular Section admits only Money Orders payable to:

Applications must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Tourist Card 

The Tourist Card is an entry fee charged by the Dominican Republic for those who visit the country for tourism purposes only.

It can be obtained online at https://www.dgii.gov.do/Tturistaweb/ or directly at the airport upon arrival in the Dominican Republic and payed for in US Dollars.


Some Tour Operators include the Tourist Card in their travel packages. You must also present a valid passport when entering the Dominican Republic.

Who can enter the Dominican Republic with ONLY a tourist card for tourist purposes only?

Any person who can legally travel or reside in the United States, Canada and the European Union (including Great Britain) does not need a visa to visit the Dominican Republic for tourist purposes and can enter the Dominican Republic with a Tourist Card and a valid passport.


Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Australia (including Cocos Islands, Christmas Island, Heard and McDonald Islands, and Norfolk Island)
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belice
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Canada
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands)
Dominica
El Salvador
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France (including overseas departments and territories: Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Reunion)
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kuwait
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Monaco
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands (including Holland, special municipalities in the Caribbean, Curacao and St. Maarten)
New Zealand (including Cook Island, Niue and Tokelau)
Nicaragua
Norway (including Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (and overseas territories: Anguilla, Bermuda, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St. Helena Island, British Antarctic Territory and British Territory in the Indian Ocean)
United States (including overseas territories: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands - St John, St. Croix, St. Thomas - American Samoa, and Puerto Rico)
Vanuatu
Vatican City (Holy See)
Venezuela

Tourist Visa 

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DESCRIPTION

Tourist visas are issued for tourist and cultural trips and for attendance to conferences or conventions. They are valid for one or multiple entries within 60 days of issue. Beneficiaries can not perform lucrative activities in Dominican territory.

REQUIREMENTS

Visa Form filled and completed in type or clearly printed.
One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background.
Original passport valid for at least the duration of the requested visa or longer.
In the case of minors, permission of the parents or guardian when the applicant is not the mother or the father. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).


Documents showing the applicant's financial solvency (Letter of Bank, Letter of employment, titles of property).

If a document is issued in the Dominican Republic, must be certified by a notary public and legalized by the Attorney General's Office (Procuradoría General de la República).
Legible photocopy of National Identity Document of the country of nationality and legible photocopy of the Residence Card if residing in a second country.
Legible photocopy of hotel reservation.
Legible photocopy of booked flight.
Legible photocopy of former Dominican visas or residence card (if renewing or have previously traveled to the Dominican Republic).
Criminal Record Certificate issued by the appropriate authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).
Visa application letter from the beneficiary addressed to the Consular Section containing name, nationality, place of residence and occupation, as well as purpose of traveling to the Dominican Republic.

PROCESSING TIME

Between 10 and 15 working days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff availability.

PROCESING FEE

US$95.00

COMMENTS

Multiple entries are provided for tourists from cruises or those that require to enter and exit the country more than once during the period of the visa.

Residence Visa

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DESCRIPTION

Visas for the purpose of requesting residency are issued for travelers whose intention is to establish in the Dominican Republic permanently. They are valid for one entry within 60 days of issue. Once in the Dominican Republic, the beneficiary of this visa must visit the Department of Migration within the 60 day period to apply for a provisional residence permit and complete additional local requirements.

REQUIREMENTS

Visa Form filled and completed in type or clearly printed.
One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background.
Original passport valid for at least the duration of the requested visa or longer.

Medical Certificate showing a diagnosis of the overall health of the applicant, indicating if he or she suffers from any contagious disease. It must be issued by the health authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).

Criminal Record Certificate issued by the appropriate authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services). Not required for minors.

In the case of minors, permission of the parents or guardian when the applicant is not the mother or the father. If the child is not to be accompanied into the country by both parents, it is required that the parent who is not in the Dominican Republic authorizes the other parent to move with the child permanently to the Dominican Republic. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).
Legible photocopy of National Identity Document of the country of nationality and legible photocopy of the Residence Card if residing in a second country.
Birth Certificate. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled.

Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).

Marriage Certificate.


This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services). Dominican marriage certificates must have been issued within the past six (6) months by the nearest office of the Central Electoral Board (Junta Central Electoral).


A photocopy of the National Identity Document of the spouse of Dominican origin or if a legal resident a copy of the permanent residence card of the spouse must be attached.
Notarized Letter of Guarantee. Signed by a Dominican or a legal resident alien in the Dominican Republic specifying the type of relationship with the beneficiary of the visa. Also, the guarantor certifies to the Dominican authorities to undertake any expenses incurred on account of the visa beneficiary. The guarantor remains financially committed in the event that deportation is required if the recipient should violate the Dominican law. This letter of guarantee must be signed by a notary of the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Attorney General's Office of the Dominican Republic.

Documents showing the applicant's financial solvency. All documents must be issued for the applicant and NOT the guarantor. These documents may include as applicable:

a) Letter from Bank: updated with details of the account balance

b) Copies of certificates of titles of property (must present the original)

c) Registration of established companies,

d) Copy of the last tax return

e) Copy of Financial Certificates

f) Letter of employment or proof of pension

Visa application letter from the beneficiary addressed to the Consular Section containing name, nationality, place of residence and occupation, as well as information on reasons for seeking to establish in the country (Of Dominican origin, child of a Dominican, Dominican spouse, as pensioner, or investor).

PROCESSING TIME

Between 10 and 15 working days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff

availability.

PROCESING FEE

US$125.00

Student Visa

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DESCRIPTION

Student visas are issued for travelers whose purpose is to study in the Dominican Republic and who have already been accepted by a Dominican educational institution. This visa must be renewed each year for as long as the applicant fulfills the conditions required.

REQUIREMENTS

Visa Form filled and completed in type or clearly printed.
One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background.
Original passport valid for at least the duration of the requested visa or longer.
Acceptance certification of the University or the Center of Studies. This submission should specify the level of studies to be performed, the institution selected and the duration of the program.
Document with proof of scholarship (if applicable) or from the institution financially supporting the student, in the event that the studies are funded by an institution in their country of origin or a scholarship.


This document must specify the amount of financial support or scholarship, and its duration. In both cases, this record must be written on official letterhead and certified by the institution.

Medical Certificate showing a diagnosis of the overall health of the applicant, indicating if he or she suffers from any contagious disease. It must be issued by the health authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).

Criminal Record Certificate issued by the appropriate authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application.

This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services). Not required for minors.
In the case of minors, permission of the parents or guardian when the applicant is not the mother or the father. If the child is not to be accompanied into the country by both parents, it is required that the parent who is not in the Dominican Republic authorizes the other parent to move with the child to the Dominican Republic. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).

Legible photocopy of National Identity Document of the country of nationality and legible photocopy of the Residence Card if residing in a second country.
Documents showing the applicant's financial solvency (Letter of Bank, Letter of employment, titles of property). If a document is issued in the Dominican Republic, must be certified by a notary public and legalized by the Attorney General's Office (Procuradoría General de la República).
Legible photocopy of former Dominican visas or residence card (if renewal).
Visa application letter from the beneficiary addressed to the Consular Section containing name, nationality, place of residence and occupation.

PROCESSING TIME

Between 10 and 15 working days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff availability.

PROCESING FEE

US$115.00

Business Visa 

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DESCRIPTION

Business visas are issued for travelers with business, professional or commercial purposes. They are granted for one (1) entry within 60 days of issue and may be renewed upon request within the period of validity. Business visa with multiple entries will be issued if the person needs to travel more frequently to the country. This visa is valid for one (1) year during which the beneficiary may not remain in the country more than two consecutive months.

REQUIREMENTS

Visa Form filled and completed in type or clearly printed.
One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background.
Original passport valid for at least the duration of the requested visa or longer.
Document with proof of the type of business to be carried out in the Dominican Republic. It may be a document from the institution, agency or company, at which business activities will take place in the Dominican Republic.

Legible photocopy of National Identity Document of the country of nationality and legible photocopy of the Residence Card if residing in a second country.
Legible photocopy of former Dominican visas or residence card (if renewal).

Criminal Record Certificate issued by the appropriate authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services). If the applicant has previously resided in the Dominican Republic that document must be issued by the Attorney General's Office.

Visa application letter from the beneficiary or from the company or institution for which the applicant works, addressed to the Consular Section containing name, nationality, place of residence and occupation.

PROCESSING TIME

Between 10 and 15 working days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff availability.

PROCESING FEE

Business visa with multiple entries (one year)  US$ 125.00
Business visa with one (1) entry (60 days) US$115.00

Business Visa for employment purposes

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DESCRIPTION

Business visas are issued for work purposes to those who by nature of their occupation will remain in the Dominican Republic for a year without necessarily having to leave the country. This visa is usually awarded to individuals who are fulfilling fixed-term contracts in public or private companies established in the country and may be renewed for further periods of one year while the employment contract is still valid. Beneficiaries of this visa can apply for driver's license, open a bank account and enjoy applicable customs facilities.

REQUIREMENTS

Visa Form filled and completed in type or clearly printed.
One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background.
Original passport valid for at least the duration of the requested visa or longer.
Resolution of the Ministry of Labor of the Dominican Republic. This resolution is issued by the Labor Department of the Ministry, legitimizing the applicant's employment contract in the Dominican Republic, which specifies the employee's position within the company, contract length and salary to be received.

Medical Certificate showing a diagnosis of the overall health of the applicant, indicating if he or she suffers from any contagious disease. It must be issued by the health authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).

Criminal Record Certificate issued by the appropriate authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services). If the applicant has previously resided in the Dominican Republic that document must be issued by the Attorney General's Office.

Legible photocopy of National Identity Document of the country of nationality and legible photocopy of the Residence Card if residing in a second country.
Legible photocopy of former Dominican visas or residence card (if renewal).

Visa application letter from the beneficiary or from the company or institution for which the applicant works addressed to the Consular Section containing name, nationality, place of residence and occupation.

PROCESSING TIME

Between 10 and 15 working days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff availability.

PROCESING FEE

US$125.00

COMMENTS


If the application includes spouse and children applying for a dependent visa, marriage certificate and birth certificate of children, must be attached to the file. These documents must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).

Diplomatic, Oficial and Courtesy Visa

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DESCRIPTION

Diplomatic visas are granted to members and families of diplomatic and consular missions, including members of international organizations.
Official visas are granted to government officials and / or international organizations and their families who are holders of official passports traveling to the country on an individual basis or an official matters.
Courtesy visas are granted at the request of the Department of State or multilateral organizations to certain officers and their families who travel to the country with ordinary passports.

REQUIREMENTS

Visa Form filled and completed in type or clearly printed.
One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background.
Original passport valid for at least the duration of the requested visa or longer.
Verbal or Diplomatic Note from the Diplomatic or Consular Mission or the  International Organization requesting the visa and indicating:
1. Name of applicant
2. Nationality
3. Passport Number
4. Diplomatic rank or position held
5. Purpose of the trip

PROCESSING TIME

Between 2 and 5 working days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff availability.

PROCESING FEE

Free of charge

 

Dependant Visa

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DESCRIPTION

Dependant Visas are issued for family members of beneficiaries of diplomatic, official, courtesy, business and student visas, subject to the type of visa granted to the main family member or employer on whom they depend.

REQUIREMENTS

Visa Form filled and completed in type or clearly printed.
One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background.
Original passport valid for at least the duration of the requested visa or longer.
Marriage certificate and birth certificate of children. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).
Copy of the Dominican Visa or Residence Card and copy of the passport of the person on whom the applicant depends.
Medical Certificate showing a diagnosis of the overall health of the applicant, indicating if he or she suffers from any contagious disease. It must be issued by the health authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).
Criminal Record Certificate issued by the appropriate authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application.


This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services). If the applicant has previously resided in the Dominican Republic that document must be issued by the Attorney General's Office. Not required for minors.

In the case of minors, permission of the parents or guardian when the applicant is not the mother or the father. If the child is not to be accompanied into the country by both parents, it is required that the parent who is not in the Dominican Republic authorizes the other parent to move with the child permanently to the Dominican Republic. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).

Legible photocopy of National Identity Document of the country of nationality and legible photocopy of the Residence Card if residing in a second country.
Documents showing the applicant's financial solvency (Letter of Bank, Letter of employment, titles of property). If a document is issued in the Dominican Republic, must be certified by a notary public and legalized by the Attorney General's Office (Procuradoría General de la República).
Legible photocopy of former Dominican visas or residence card (if renewal).
Application letter from the beneficiary addressed to the Consular Section containing name, nationality, place of residence and occupation, as well as information on reasons for seeking to establish in the country (Of Dominican origin, child of a Dominican, Dominican spouse, as pensioner, or investor).

PROCESSING TIME

Between 10 and 15 working days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff availability.

PROCESING FEE

US$125.00

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