Dominican Republic Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter the Dominican Republic.
The tourism entry tax (formerly known as a tourist card) should be included in the airfare. Please check with your airline or tour operator if you’re unsure whether you’ve already paid.
Nationals from a country that has been not mentioned are advised to contact the nearest Dominican embassy or consulate to check visa requirements for the Dominican Republic.
Types and Cost
Tourist visas are valid for 30 days from the date of entry.
You will need to obtain a Tourist Visa if:
• You’re not a resident of the UK
• Your country is not listed above
• You do not hold a valid visa for entry to Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, or any Schengen country
Please contact the Dominican Embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to apply.
The length of time taken to process visa applications depends on the nationality of the applicant and the country where you're applying. Contact your nearest embassy or consulate for further details.
Documents that demonstrate economic solvency are required when applying for a Tourist Visa. Bank certificates, letter of your savings account or checking account, or a Labor Certification are acceptable documents.
Extension of stay
To extend your visit, you must go to the Migration Department (Dirección General de Migración) in Santo Domingo and pay an additional fee starting at RD$2,500, which varies depending on the length of stay. See the Migration Department website (www.migracion.gob.do) for further information.
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.
This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
Embassy and Consulate of the Dominican Republic in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 332 7670
Address: NW, 1715 22nd Street, Washington, 20008,
Mon-Fri 0900-1600 (Embassy)
Mon-Thu 0900-1300 and 1400-1500 (Consular)
Fri 0900-1300 (Consular)
Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7262 6856
Address: High Holborn, 8 Gloucester Square, London, W2 2TJ,
British Embassy in the Dominican Republic
Telephone: (809) 472 7111
Address: Edificio Corominas Pepin, Ave 27 de Febrero No 233, Santo Domingo, ,
Mon-Thu 0900-1200, and 1300-1600