The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 authorized Economic Impact Payments (EIP), also known as stimulus checks, to millions of U.S. citizens and residents. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) automatically sent these checks to eligible individuals in the United States or deposited the amount directly in eligible bank accounts. To reach U.S. citizens and residents overseas, the IRS sent checks to U.S. embassies worldwide.
In the past year, the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo sent letters to individuals in the Dominican Republic who were issued stimulus checks in the first two rounds. The letters indicated that individuals could pick up their checks at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo. This process has changed. As of March 30, 2021, the U.S. Embassy will only send Economic Impact Payment checks to U.S. citizens by mail through local courier service Domex. Please do not come to the U.S. Embassy to pick up your check.
To receive your Economic Impact Payment check, please send the required documents using Domex to the following address:
U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo
Passport & Citizenship Unit
Av. Republica de Colombia #57
Domex delivery service fee: 25 dollars inside Santo Domingo and 30 dollars outside Santo Domingo. You may pay in cash or with a credit card.
What to send to the U.S. Embassy to receive your Economic Impact Payment via Domex:
1) a photocopy of a valid, current form of identification that displays your name, photo, and signature. Examples: U.S. or Dominican passport, Dominican cédula (front and back), U.S or Dominican driver’s license (front and back). A social security card is NOT acceptable.
2) a photocopy of the letter sent to you by the U.S. Embassy or by the IRS stating there is a check for you at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo. If you did not receive a letter but you believe there is a check for you at the U.S Embassy in Santo Domingo because we informed you via email, you must send a copy of your Dominican cédula (front and back) or other document that displays your complete address, such as a bill.
3) a letter addressed to the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo that states: “I, (your name) wish to receive economic impact payments through Domex at the following address: (your complete address).” Please also list any previous addresses the IRS may have on file for you in the letter.
If we have not received any Economic Impact Payments for you, or we are unable to match a check to your name and address with the information you provided, your Domex fee will not be refunded.
If you have not received a letter and you believe that you should have received an Economic Impact Payment, please contact the IRS directly at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center. You can also visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to find answers to your questions about the Economic Impact Payment as well as how to track the status of your check.
If you are unable to complete this process or you have any questions or concerns, please email SDOAmericans@state.gov.