Passport Services

The U.S. Embassy has resumed routine operations. The American Citizens Services Unit continues providing routine services to U.S. Citizens in the Dominican Republic, including appointments for routine and emergency passports.

After June 30, 2022, U.S. citizens will no longer be allowed to use their expired U.S. passport to return to the United States. To renew your passport, schedule an appointment with us.

If you are traveling to the Dominican Republic or to the United States, please review our COVID-19 Information Page.

U.S. Passport Services in the Dominican Republic

To apply for a passport, please use our Passport Navigator.  The Passport Navigator will ask you a series of simple questions to make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo or the Consular Agencies in Punta Cana or Puerto Plata.  You can also use the Passport Navigator to mail your passport for renewal, if eligible.

The processing time for routine passport renewals is three-four weeks.  If you are traveling within two weeks and need an emergency passport, please follow the instructions in the Passport Navigator.

More information on application procedures for each passport category is available below.  All this information is also included in the Passport Navigator.


First-time Issuances:

All Passports

Other Important Information:

NOTE: Multiple appointments – those made for the same individual but on different days – will be cancelled. They will not be rescheduled. You will need to make a new appointment through the online scheduling system. The embassy will not consider a request to expedite a new appointment if your original one was cancelled for this reason.