Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Citizen Services Unit is providing limited services to U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic. If you need emergency assistance, contact us through email at SDOAmericans@state.gov or 809-567-7775.
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. See this page for more information.
Emergency passports for citizens with immediate, emergency travel plans to the U.S. remain available. More information available here.
Limited passport renewal appointments will be available for passport holders who are not eligible to renew by mail. If you need to renew a passport for a child under the age of 18, please see the specific instructions below for the different types of passport applications.
Adult passport renewal applications may now be submitted by mail in some cases. More information available here.
If you need to replace your emergency passport, you may now submit your application by mail. More information available here.
If you need to renew an adult passport, and are not eligible to renew by mail, please send your appointment request to SDOAmericans@state.gov.
For more information on COVID-19 and local regulations go to https://do.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ and enroll in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
U.S. Passport Services in the Dominican Republic
Limited passport services have resumed at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo and at the Consular Agency in Punta Cana, for passport holders who are not eligible to renew their passports by mail. The Consular Agency in Puerto Plata is not currently accepting passport applications.
If you would like to schedule an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, please see the links below for the specific application procedures pertaining to each passport category.
Please arrive on time for your appointment. Late arrivals will not be seen and will need to make a new appointment.
Appointments are limited. We ask that you schedule an appointment only if you are planning to travel in the near future.
Punta Cana provides services to Bavaro, Higuey, Bayahibe, La Romana and any of the cities along the East Coast. If you would like to make an appointment at the Consular Agency in Punta Cana, please email Punta Cana Consular Agency If you experience technical difficulties or do not have access to internet, you may make your appointment by calling (809) 552-8990.
- Adult Mail-In Passport Renewal
- Children Passport Renewal (under age 16)
- Passport Renewal for Minors who are 16 or 17 years old and first time renewal as an adult
- Lost, Stolen or Damaged Passport Replacements
- Replace an emergency passport
- Correcting a mistake in your passport
- Photo requirements for applicants
- Returning to the United States on an Expired Passport
- Check the status of your passport application online
- Child Support Payments & Getting a U.S. Passport
- Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP)
- Photo Requirements
- Entry Regulation and forbidden items
- Emergencies and Exceptions
- Photo-Digitized Passports
NOTE: Multiple appointments – those made for the same individual but on different days – will be cancelled. They will not be rescheduled. You will then have 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.