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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.

All travelers to the Dominican Republic must register electronically before both entering and leaving the country. See:
Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above travelling for touristic purposes for stays of up to 30 days (extendable).
The countries whose citizens can visit the Dominican Republic without a tourist visa are: Andorra, Albania, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua,  North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, St Vincent & Grenadines, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Venezuela.
Any national holding a valid visa to enter Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States or any Schengen country does not require a tourist visa to enter the Dominican Republic. 
A tourist fee exemption applies to the following countries: Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Peru, South Korea and Uruguay.
It is best to check with a consulate near you if you have any questions.

Visa Note

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

The tourism entry tax (previously known as a Tourist Card) is included in your airfare.


Nationals in need of a tourist visa must pay a visa fee to their nearest Dominican Consulate. The Dominican Consulate in the UK does not issue visas and refers to the Dominican Consulate in Paris, which states a visa fee of €120 which must be paid via banker’s draft. Personal cheques will not be accepted.


It is best to check with a consulate near you if you have any questions regarding the visa fee.


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

Application to

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 for more information about how to apply.

Working days

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.

Sufficient Funds

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 ( 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,
Opening times:

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,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1500

British Embassy in the Dominican Republic

Telephone: (809) 472 7111
Address: Edificio Corominas Pepin, Ave 27 de Febrero No 233, Santo Domingo, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thu 0900-1200, and 1300-1600
Fri 0900-1300

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