Adult First – Time Passport Issuance

All U.S. Citizen Services with the exception of adults over 18 applying for their first passport are provided at the Consular Agencies in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. For your convenience, we recommend that you use the Consular Agencies for services if they are closer to your geographical location. For example, Puerto Plata provides services to Santiago, Sosua, Cabarete, Las Terrenas, Samana and any of the cities along the North Coast.  Punta Cana provides services to Bavaro, Higuey, Bayahibe, La Romana and any of the cities along the East Coast. The Agencies tend to have shorter wait times and be less crowded.

If you would like to make an appointment at one of the Consular Agencies, please email Punta Cana Consular Agency or Puerto Plata Consular Agency.  If you experience technical difficulties or do not have access to internet, you may make your appointment by calling (809) 552-8990 for Punta Cana or calling telephone numbers (809) 586-8017, (809) 586-4204, (809) 586-8023 for Puerto Plata. Please see specific instructions below for the different types of passport applications.

The day of your appointment, bring the following documents with you to the consular section or Consular Agency:

Minors age 16-17 with their own identification can apply for a passport by themselves.  However, it is recommended that at least one parent appear in person with the minor to identify him/her and to show parental awareness. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST LIST YOUR U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON THE APPLICATION.

  • Your original U. S. birth certificate and a copy of it (if born in the U.S); Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240) and a copy, naturalization certificate and a copy, or citizenship certificate and a copy (if U.S. citizenship was acquired at or after birth). For your convenience, copies can be obtained inside the Consular waiting area.
  • Application form DSP-11 completed ONLINE and printed.  Hand-written filled application forms are NOT accepted.  Applications are NOT to be signed until you are requested to do so by a Consular Officer.
  • Application fee (U.S. dollars or Dominican pesos).
  • Two 2″ by 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photos (front view, full face and plain white or off-white background.
  • Photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, cedula)

For applicants born in the U.S., he/she must provide extensive evidence of his/her birthplace, identity, and citizenship.  This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Medical records and photos documenting the mother’s pregnancy and birth of the applicant in the United States.
  • Family photos from the applicant’s infancy to the present, especially photos in the U.S.
  • School records in the U.S. (if available).

Personal appearance before a consular officer is required.

To make an appointment in Santo Domingo, use the Santo Domingo online appointment system.