Hurricane preparedness and the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

 Hurricane Season in the Atlantic officially runs from June 1 through November 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)of the United States predicts another active Atlantic hurricane season in 2021.  As we enter hurricane season, we believe you must be prepared in case a disaster occurs or you have an emergency.  For the Embassy ... Read More»

Collect Your Economic Impact Payment through Domex

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 ... Read More»

Who should I contact for Consular services?

Even though the Consular Section of the US Embassy remains closed for routine services, we frequently receive questions on who to contact for specific questions and situations. We hope the following resources may be of help: Visa applicants with emergency cases may write to or call 1-829-956-5144 U.S. lawful permanent residents whose green cards ... Read More»

Ask the Consul – COVID-19 test requirement for travelers to the United States.

Effective January 26, 2021 all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 test. The test must be viral (PCR or antigen) and taken within three calendar days of travel,  to determine if the passenger has an active COVID-19 infection. The results must be presented to the ... Read More»

Who to contact for consular services?

The consular section is still closed for routine services and we have not yet determined when we will resume normal operations.  We are receiving many inquiries daily and many people are unsure of who to contact with their questions and issues.  Before reaching out, please visit both the VAC website: and our website: for the ... Read More»

U.S Embassy Statement on the Safety and Security of U.S. Citizens in the Dominican Republic

As Ambassador Robin Bernstein has said publicly, “The safety and security of U.S. citizens that live in, work in, and visit the Dominican Republic remains our highest priority. These incidents are tragic and we offer our deepest condolences to those personally impacted.” The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is actively working with the Government of the ... Read More»

Statement on Death of U.S. Citizens in the Dominican Republic – June 6, 2019

As Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein stated, “The premier function of our Embassy is to take care of the safety and security of all Americans who live here, visit here, and work here.” The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens who visit or reside in ... Read More»
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