Student Visas Update

Starting  November 12, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will begin conducting a limited number of nonimmigrant visa interviews in the student and exchange visitor categories for Dominican citizens and residents. We will schedule interviews for applicants in the F and M visa categories with an approved I-20 or DS-2019 form, including immediate family members who qualify for F-2, and M-2 visas. Applicants should visit schedule an appointment. 

In regards to J visas, physicians, professors, research and short-term scholars, specialists, and students may request an emergency appointment by following the instructions found our website:

Interviews for all other visa categories, including B1/B2, remain suspended. Applicants of any visa category with an urgent medical or humanitarian need to travel can request an emergency appointment.

In order to protect the health and safety of our personnel and the public, we will institute strict social distancing practices in our facilities. All applicants must wear masks. Any applicant with symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, or fever should reschedule their interview for a later date.