Introduction to the Consular Section

February 6, 2017

The United States and the Dominican Republic share strong economic, social, and cultural ties.  Our objective as a Consular Section is to facilitate legitimate travel between our countries.

The Consular Section is located at Ave. Republica de Colombia #56, Arroyo Hondo, in Santo Domingo.  When visiting us, please remember that you only need to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.  Doing so avoids the inconvenience of arriving one or two hours before your appointment.  There is no public parking available at the Embassy, so you may want to consider using public transportation or asking a friend to drop you off, although there is paid parking nearby.

Upon arrival at the Embassy, you will be received and directed to the entrance by properly identified Embassy staff.  To avoid delays, please do not bring any of the following prohibited items: cell phones, firearms, knives, scissors, tweezers, sharp objects, cameras, recorders, laptops, USB, lighters/matches, pepper spray, pliers, flammable liquids, sealed envelopes, electronic devices, or large bags/luggage/briefcases.  We cannot store these items for you, so you should leave them at home.

Once inside the Consular Section, people will direct you to the appropriate window.  If you need passport photos, there is a photographer available at the Embassy, for a modest price.  Applicants are not allowed to enter the consular section with food or drinks.  However, there is a cafeteria in the outside waiting area with food available for purchase.  If you bring your baby or small child, please be sure to bring diapers, bottles, formula and any other items you may need to take care of them while you wait.

To see a short video on this and other consular topics, we invite you to visit the Embassy Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter at  For more information on our consular processes, please visit the Embassy website Here.  We look forward to seeing you at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo!