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Message to U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee to Increase on December 27, 2021
(December 20, 2021)
December 20, 2021

Effective December 27, 2021, the passport security surcharge fee will increase by $20 dollars.  For minor passport applicants who use Form DS-11, the new fee is $135 dollars (7,830 Dominican pesos).  For adults renewing their passports using Form DS-82, the new fee is $130 (7,540 Dominican pesos).  For adults who must apply in person using Form DS-11, the new fee is $165 (9,570 Dominican pesos).

Renewal by Mail through Domex:

You should renew your passport by mail through Domex if you meet ALL the following criteria:

· Your previous U.S. passport book/card is in your possession.

· You were at least 16 years old when your most recent U.S. passport book/card was issued.

· Your most recent U.S. passport book/card was issued less than 15 years ago.

· Your previous U.S. passport was issued under your current legal name.

For more information and instructions on how to renew your passport by mail/courier and how to pay the passport fees, please visit our website.  Most approved passports are returned to the applicant in 4-6 weeks from the date of application.

Schedule an In-Person Appointment:

If you do not meet all of the above criteria for renewal by mail through Domex, please schedule an appointment to come in person to the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo to apply for a passport.

Emergency Appointments:

Please continue to check for available appointments as additional appointments may become available.  If you require an emergency appointment, please first schedule the next available appointment, and then email SDOAmericans@state.gov to request an earlier appointment.  We will reply with a short questionnaire asking about the nature of your emergency and your intended date of travel.  You may be requested to provide supporting documents or information.

Applying for a Passport:

For a list of different passport services and the associated requirements, please visit our Passport Services website.  All passport forms are available here.

U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Av. República de Colombia 57, Santo Domingo
Emergencies: 809-567-7775
Non-emergency inquiries: SDOAmericans@state.gov
Website: https://do.usembassy.gov/
State Department – Consular Affairs:  888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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