Dominican Republic Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes 1
British Yes Yes 1
Canadian Yes Yes 1
Other EU Yes Yes 1
USA Yes Yes 1

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Passports

A passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter the Dominican Republic.

Visas

1. Nationals listed in the chart above do not require a visa, but they do require a tourist card. You can buy this in advance from the embassy or at the airport. 

Business travellers do require a visa; contact the embassy for further information.

Visa note

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for the Dominican Republic.

Types and cost

Tourist card: £10 from the embassy or US$10 at the airport. Some nationals not listed above require tourist visas; check with the embassy for details and costs.

Validity

Tourist cards are valid for 30 days from the date of entry.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy), online or by post. You can also obtain a tourist card at the airport on arrival, but as there are often queues, it can be worth buying it in advance.

Working days

Allow one to two days if you order your tourist card online from the embassy and seven days if you apply by post.

Extension of stay

To extend your visit, you must go to the Migration Department in Santo Domingo and pay between US$30 and US$500, depending on the length of stay. You can also pay this fee on departure at the airport.

Entry with pets

If bringing a pet to the Dominican Republic, your animal needs an up-to-date rabies vaccination certificate (issued at least 30 days, but not more than 12 months, before travel) and a veterinary certificate of good health. Without these, your pet will be quarantined for up to 30 days.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy and Consulate of the Dominican Republic in the USA
Telephone: (202) 332 6280 ; (202) 332 7670 (consular section). Website: http://www.domrep.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1400 (general); Mon 0930-1230, Tues 1300-1600, Wed 0930-1230, Thurs 1300-1600, Fri 0930-1230 (consular section).
Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the UK
Telephone: 0905 677 0054. Website: http://www.dominicanembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1400 (consulate).
British Embassy in the Dominican Republic
Telephone: (809) 472 7111 ; (809) 472 7111 (consular enquiries). Website: http://www.ukindominicanrepublic.fco.gov.uk Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800–1300 and 1400–1630, Fri 0800-1300.
Edited by Jane Duru
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