U.S. Embassy Temporarily Suspends Consular Operations

As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo has temporarily suspended all consular operations as of 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 16 due to the detection of an unknown substance in the Consular section. The U.S. Embassy is in contact with Dominican authorities and is evaluating the substance. Any individuals who miss Consular or USCIS appointments today will be contacted to reschedule their appointment. American citizens with emergency services may call the American Citizen Services office at 809-567-7775 or email at SDOAmericans@state.gov.