Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

All visitors to the Consular section, including all visa applicants and U.S. citizens, must enter the facilities via our dedicated consular entrance on República de Colombia Avenue.All visitors to the Embassy are required to undergo a security check.  Electronic items, including cell phones, cameras, beepers, and pagers, are prohibited on the Embassy compound and should be secured elsewhere before entering the Embassy.  The Embassy reserves the right to limit the entry of possessions and does not have the means to store these items.

Nonimmigrant visas (NIVs) are intended for those who plan to visit the U.S. for business or pleasure; students or exchange visitors embarking on study or cultural work programs in the U.S.; people who are transiting through the U.S. to other onward destinations; seasonal temporary workers or workers who have been hired by U.S. companies for longer periods of time; visitors on diplomatic, official or U.N. business; journalists who are providing media coverage of time-specific events; and others who are traveling to the U.S. for limited time periods.

To report fraud in visas, passports, or immigration, please write to Click here for more information on how to protect yourself from fraud schemes.

You can find information on how to report lost or stolen visas here.

If you are looking for a job opportunity in the United States under the H-2 Visa Program please visit our H-2 Visa Program page.

U.S. visa application services will be provided to visa applicants by our authorized partner.

To learn more about the visa application process, pay the visa application fee online, schedule an appointment, and follow up on the status of your application please visit:

If your inquiry remains unanswered, please contact us through our contact form.