U.S. legislation in the past year authorized Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to millions of U.S. citizens. To reach U.S. citizens overseas, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent checks to U.S. embassies.
In the past year, the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo sent letters to individuals in the Dominican Republic indicating they could pick up EIP checks at the Embassy. This process has changed. As of March 30, 2021, the U.S. Embassy will only send EIPs through local courier service Domex. Please do not come to the U.S. Embassy to pick up EIP checks. We are processing the first two rounds of EIPs; when we receive the third round we will update our website accordingly.
If you believe there is an EIP check at the Embassy in your name, you may email us at SDOAmericans@state.gov to confirm.
Once confirmed, to receive your EIP check, please send the required documents using Domex to the U.S. Embassy following the instructions on our website: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/internal-revenue-service-u-s-taxes/economic-impact-payments/
Domex charges a service fee to deliver the EIP check to you. If we do not have an EIP check for you, or we are unable to match a check to your name and address with the information you provide, your Domex fee will not be refunded. If you do not wish to pay the fee, you may also file your 2020 tax return electronically and receive the EIPs as the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit. More information is available from the IRS: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/recovery-rebate-credit.
Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payment Information Center here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center.