Tu Solicitud, Tu Visa, Tu Responsabilidad (Your application, Your Visa, Your Responsibility)

Tu Solicitud, Tu Visa, Tu Responsabilidad (Your application, Your Visa, Your Responsibility) is a campaign of the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo. Its main purpose is to educate and raise public awareness about the correct and legal way to obtain immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. The Fraud Prevention Unit shares the following articles and cápsulas consulares (short videos) for applicants to learn how about applying for a visa, using your visa responsibly, reporting fraud, and the consequences of engaging in fraud.

How to apply for a nonimmigrant visa (Tourist Visa)

Applying for a nonimmigrant visa to travel to the United States is not difficult and can be done without relying on outside assistance. For more information read Cómo Solicitar una Visa and check out our Cápsular Consular Sobre Solicitud de Visa. 

The DS-160 form

To apply for a tourist visa, everyone must complete the electronic application a.k.a. theDS-160. Completing the application does not require legal assistance. To learn more about how to fill out the DS-160 form, see our Cápsula Consular Sobre el Formulario DS-160 or read more at Pregúntale al Cónsul and Llenar mi Formulario DS-160.

Tu Visa/Tu Responsabilidad: Your Visa, Your Responsibility

It is the responsibility of each person traveling with a visa to comply with U.S. federal and local laws, including traffic laws and good conduct. For example, it is strictly prohibited to drink and drive anywhere in the United States. For more information about using your visa responsibly, check out our Cápsula Consular Tu Visa, Tu Responsabilidad and read ¿Qué significa “¿Tu visa, Tu Responsabilidad”?

Consequences of committing fraud

The consequences of committing fraud range  from revoking a visa already issued to being detained by authorities. Consequences of your fraud can affect your spouse and children as well. For more information check out our Cápsula consular sobre la importancia de evitar el fraude  and read El fraude y sus consecuencias.

How to report fraud

If you are a witness or have knowledge of visa or passport fraud; for example, marriage fraud, misuse of the visa, impostor identities, etc., let us know by email fraude@state.gov or by phone at 809-368-7163. For more information view our Cápsula consular de como reportar el fraude and read Cómo reportar fraude de visas o de pasaportes.

Marriage fraud

Getting married for the sole purpose of obtaining an immigration benefit is strictly prohibited by U.S. immigration and naturalization laws. The consequences of this type of fraud are serious. For more information read ¿Qué significa fraude de matrimonio?.

Avoid visa scams

Don’t fall victim to visa scams. Applying for a visa for the United States may seem complicated and difficult, but on our website we detail it step-by-step so you can complete the process yourself.  Beware of websites that appear official. Trust only the links found on the official website of the Embassy. Always remember that your application must be complete and correct.

A woman smiles while holding a passport. On the right, the image reads "tu visa, tu responsabilidad," which translates to "your visa, your responsibility."