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I am LGBTQI+. Can I apply for a visa with my partner?

There is no discrimination in visa applications on the basis of race, gender, color, religion or sexual orientation.  Every applicant, regardless of sexual orientation, must demonstrate they qualify for the visa and are going to use it in the correct manner.  However, certain visa classes do require a legal marriage to demonstrate a qualifying relationship ...
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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Location:  Dominican Republic The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: All travelers to the United States should continue to monitor the  CDC website for testing and quarantine requirements , including  state and local regulations  related to travel. Beginning June 2 and until at least June 9, the government of the Dominican Republic has issued a revised curfew.  Failure to follow the curfew, including for U.S. citizens, may result ...
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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Location:  Santo Domingo Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception if all the ...
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Update for non immigrant visa services

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is still not processing routine B1/B2 visas. The Embassy remains closed for routine tourist visa in-person interviews. We continue to provide all U.S. citizen services and most immigrant visa services.  We are also prioritizing student visas, work and petition-based visas, as well as cultural exchanges and Summer Work Travel ...
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