Ask the Consul – Town Hall for American Citizen Services with Consul General Bill Swaney

All U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic are invited to participate in a virtual Town Hall live chat with U.S. Consul General William Swaney on Wednesday, September 16th at 3:00 p.m.  Join us through this link:

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo has continued to support thousands of U.S. citizens and their families. The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is and will always be our top priority. 

Consul General Swaney will provide an update on resources and services available to U.S. citizens during the current COVID-19 crisis. CG Swaney will provide information on voting in the upcoming U.S. elections, our new processes for passport renewals and reports of birth abroad, hurricane preparedness guidance, and information on social security benefits. In addition, he will review the steps for registering with STEP to receive information from the U.S. Embassy. 

The town hall will be streamed live on Zoom with the code: 161 780 0690. We encourage U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic to ask any questions during the chat, as they will be answered in real time. 

For those who are not able to join the live chat, the video will be recorded and posted on the Embassy’s Youtube account.

If you are a U.S. Citizen in need of assistance, please find our information below:  

U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Av. República de Colombia 57, Santo Domingo
Emergencies: 809-567-7775
Non-emergency inquiries:

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Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada 1-202-501-4444 from other countries or follow on Twitter and Facebook