Ask the Consul – Limited U.S. Citizen Passport, CRBA, and Notarial Services available

Please note the Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa units remain closed for all routine visa services. The American Citizen Services Unit is currently providing limited in-person services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Passports:  Adult passport renewal applications may now be submitted by mail through DOMEX with full instructions on our Renew by Mail Page .   Replacement emergency passports can also ... Read More»

Ask the Consul – Nonimmigrant Visa fee validity

The U.S. Mission to Santo Domingo understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment.  The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo remains unable to resume routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time.  We remain closed for all routine visa services, ... Read More»

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

“During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the countless contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society.  Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the United States today, and generations of Hispanic Americans have consistently helped make our country strong and prosperous” – President Trump. ( Read original ) This year, ... Read More»

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: statedept.zoomgov.com/j/1617800690 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo has continued to support thousands of ... Read More»

Virtual Higher Education Webinar Series 2020

This virtual webinar series will serve as a way to connect Dominican and U.S. higher education institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher education institutions will share best practices and improve their potential to implement joint research and academic exchange activities. This webinar series will also demonstrate the commitment of the United States in supporting higher ... Read More»

The United States Provides 50 Ventilators to the Dominican Republic to Respond to COVID-19

The 50 ventilators from the U.S. Agency for International Development were produced in the United States by ZOLL Medical Corporation.  They reflect leading-edge and in-demand technology. They are compact, deployable, and provide the Dominican Republic with flexibility in treating patients affected by the virus. For those who develop respiratory complications due to COVID-19, this vital ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (August 31, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will no longer send weekly updates and will send updates only as new information becomes available. The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on our  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website . There is a  Level 4 Travel Advisory  recommending U.S. citizens not travel to the Dominican Republic ... Read More»

Ask the Consul – How do I qualify to renew my nonimmigrant visa without an interview?

While the Embassy remains closed for routine visa services, the U.S. Department of State has expanded the criteria for interview waiver eligible cases.  The visa interview requirement is now waived for applicants who were previously issued a non-immigrant visa in the same classification within 24 months of that visa’s expiration from now through December 31, ... Read More»

Cacao, a true treasure

By Laura McCarthy for USAID Some of the world’s best chocolate starts in the Dominican Republic. Derived from the cacao bean, quality chocolate depends on a high quality bean; and many international chocolate companies are willing to pay premium prices to get it. Indigenous to the Caribbean, the forest-friendly cacao tree can be a valuable ... Read More»

Ask the Consul – U.S. Passport Renewal by Mail

The American Citizen Services unit at Embassy Santo Domingo will begin accepting U.S. ten-year passport renewal applications for eligible adults starting August 10.  You may renew your passport by mail if your ten-year passport is undamaged, issued when you were 16 years of age of older, issued within the last 15 years, and issued in ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo meeting with Dominican President Abinader

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Dominican President Abinader The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Dominican President Luis Abinader in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the celebration of his inauguration. ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Visit to the Dominican Republic

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO TRAVELS TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO REAFFIRM STRONG TIES AND SHARED DEMOCRATIC VALUES “The United States and Caribbean nations do much more together, can do much more together, and importantly should do much more together …We’re natural allies and ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 29, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19.  The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 66,182 confirmed cases of ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (July 29,2020) Location: All parts of the Dominican Republic Event:  The National Hurricane Weather Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northern, eastern and southeastern coasts of the Dominican Republic, and a Tropical Storm Watch for the southern and southwestern coasts of the Dominican Republic. Tropical Storm Isaias, also ... Read More»

Ask the Consul – Voting from abroad

Celebrate democracy by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 20, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 53,956 confirmed cases of ... Read More»

Ask the Consul – Presidential proclamation extended

On June 22, the President signed a Proclamation which extends the previous Presidential Proclamation 10014 and suspends the entry of certain international visitors to the United States through December 31, 2020.  This proclamation applies to visa applicants who are (a) outside the United States on June 24, 2020; (b) do not have a nonimmigrant visa that is valid on ... Read More»

U.S. government donates medical supplies and equipment to combat COVID-19 in the DR

The United States Government donated supplies, medical disinfection equipment and assistance in logistics services to the Dominican Government to mitigate the expansion of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The donation has an approximate value of US $ 100,310 (RD $ 6,101,282). This amount is part of the US $ 3.7 million in humanitarian assistance channeled through the ... Read More»

Ask the Consul – Emergency appointments for US citizens

The American Citizen Services unit at Embassy Santo Domingo is currently only providing emergency services to American citizens in the Dominican Republic.  If you are in need of a passport, please note that we are only processing emergency passport applications. In order to obtain this service, you must have an emergency need to travel. If ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 2, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19.   The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 34,197 confirmed cases of ... Read More»

Ask the Consul – Legal Permanent Residents in the Dominican Republic

The Government of the Dominican Republic has allowed U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to leave the Dominican Republic on ferry flights to the U.S. since the beginning of the pandemic. Lawful permanent residents (LPR) who stay outside of the United States for more than one year, or shorter trips where it is believed they ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (June 22, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 27,370 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and ... Read More»

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) honors the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make to the United States of America. Dominicans are the fifth largest population group in the United States. Amín Guevarra-Fernández, He was born in Salcedo, R.D. and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. He graduated from Columbia ... Read More»
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