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Visas

General Information

Under the Law No. 875 on visas, foreigners traveling to the Dominican Republic must possess a visa on their passport, issued in one of our consulates, except for nationals of countries with which the Dominican Republic has signed agreements on visa waiver and nationals of countries allowed to travel to the country with a tourist card, while their visit is for tourism purpose.

All foreign Nationals who can legally enter or reside in the United States of America, the European Union (including Great Britain), and Canada may enter the Dominican Republic with the presentation of a valid passport and the purchase of the tourist card at the port of arrival in the Dominican Republic. Some tour-operators include the tourist card in their travel packages.

The nationals of the following countries do not need visa or tourist card to enter the Dominican Republic

  • 1. Argentina
  • 2. Chile
  • 3. Ecuador
  • 4. Israel
  • 5. Japan
  • 6. Peru
  • 7. South Korea
  • 8. Uruguay

The diplomatic and official nationals (with diplomatic, official, or military service passports) of the following countries do not need visa to enter the Dominican Republic

  • 1. Argentina
  • 2. Belize
  • 3. Botswana
  • 4. Brazil
  • 5. Chile
  • 6. China
  • 7. Colombia
  • 8. Costa Rica
  • 9. Ecuador
  • 10. El Salvador
  • 11. Federation of Russia
  • 12. France
  • 13. Guatemala
  • 14. Honduras
  • 15. Israel
  • 16. Italy
  • 17. Japan
  • 18 .Korea
  • 19 .Liechtenstein
  • 20. México (except official passports)
  • 21. Morocco
  • 22. Nicaragua
  • 23. Panama
  • 24. Peru
  • 25. Singapore
  • 26. Switzerland (except official passports)
  • 27. Taiwan
  • 28. Trinidad & Tobago
  • 29. Ukraine
  • 30. Uruguay
  • 31. Vietnam

The nationals of the following countries just need a tourist card to enter the Dominican Republic

  • 1. Andorra
  • 2. Antigua and Barbuda
  • 3. Aruba
  • 4. Australia
  • 5. Austria
  • 6. Bahamas
  • 7. Barbados
  • 8. Belgium
  • 9. Bolivia
  • 10. Brazil
  • 11. Canada
  • 12 .Costa Rica
  • 13. Croatia
  • 14. Czech Republic
  • 15. Denmark
  • 16. Dominica
  • 17. El Salvador
  • 18. Finland
  • 19. France (including French Guyana, Martinique, Guadalupe and Reunion)
  • 20. Germany
  • 21. Greece
  • 22. Guatemala
  • 23. Honduras
  • 24. Hungary
  • 25. Ireland
  • 26. Italy
  • 27. Jamaica
  • 28. Lithuania
  • 29. Luxemburg
  • 30. Macedonia
  • 31. Mexico
  • 32. Monaco
  • 33. Netherlands
  • 34. New Zealand
  • 35. Norway
  • 36. Paraguay
  • 37. Poland
  • 38. Portugal
  • 39. San Marino
  • 40. San Vincent and Grenadines
  • 41. Slovakia
  • 42. Slovenia
  • 43. Spain
  • 44. St. Kitts and Nevis
  • 45. St. Lucia
  • 46. Suriname
  • 47. Sweden
  • 48. Switzerland
  • 49. Trinidad and Tobago
  • 50. Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 51. UK
  • 52. United States (including Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Hawaii)
  • 53. Venezuela.

Required Documents for Tourism Visa

  1. Visa form duly filled and completed by typewriter or printed legibly.
  2. Two (2) photographs size 4 x 4 cm in front and white background.
  3. Legible photocopy of passport with a validity of at least six (6) months.
  4. Documents proving financial solvency (bank statements, letter of employment, etc.)
  5. Legible Photocopy of Residence visa.
  6. Legible photocopy of hotel reservation.
  7. Legible photocopy of flight booking.
  8. Legible photocopy of valid American, Schengen or UK visa if you hold any.
  9. The Visa Fees which should be paid upon submitting the documents, are not refundable.
  10. Visa application letter signed by the beneficiary or his representative, containing the name, nationality, place of residence, activity in which you are engaged, economic means and purpose of travel to the country.
  11. Police Clearance Certificate issued and attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the country of residence. If the applicant has lived in the Dominican Republic, the document should be issued by the General Attorney of the Dominican Republic. Not applicable for minors.

Notes:  The processing time is from 10 to 20 workings day.

  1. All documents must be legalized by the consular offices of the Dominican Republic, after being certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of the consular office or the country of origin of the document.
  2. All documents must be, in the case where it is applicable, translated to Spanish by a legal translator duly authorized by the authorities of the country of origin.
  3. Multiple entries are provided for cruise tourists or for those who require entering and exiting more than once by airplane, during the period of the visa.

Required Documents for Business Visa:

  1. Visa form duly filled and completed by typewriter or printed legibly.
  2. Two (2) photographs size 4 x 4 cm in front and white background.
  3. Legible photocopy of passport with a validity of at least six (6) months.
  4. Documents proving financial solvency (bank statements, letter of employment, etc.)
  5. A document proving the type of business you will do in the Dominican Republic.
  6. Legible Photocopy of Residence visa.
  7. Legible photocopy of hotel reservation.
  8. Legible photocopy of flight booking.
  9. Legible photocopy of valid American, Schengen or UK visa if you hold any.
  10. The Visa fees which should be paid upon submitting the documents, are not refundable.
  11. Visa application letter signed by the beneficiary or his representative, containing the name, nationality, place of residence, activity in which you are engaged, economic means and purpose of travel to the country.
  12. Police Clearance Certificate issued and attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the country of residence. If the applicant has lived in the Dominican Republic, the document should be issued by the General Attorney of the Dominican Republic. Not applicable for minors.

Notes: The processing time is from 10 to 20 workings day.

  1. All documents must be legalized by the consular offices of the Dominican Republic, after being certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of the consular office or the country of origin of the document.
  2. All documents must be, in the case where it is applicable, translated to Spanish by a legal translator duly authorized by the authorities of the country of origin.
  3. Multiple entries are provided for cruise tourists or for those who require entering and exiting more than once by airplane, during the period of the visa.

 

Please contact the consular section for further enquiries on +971 2 6580788

For further information follow the link of Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.mirex.gov.do 

Requirements for Residence Visa

  1. Visa form duly filled and completed by typewriter or printed legibly.
  2. Two (2) photographs size 4 x 4 cm in front and white background.
  3. Legible photocopy of passport with a validity of at least six (6) months.
  4. Document showing the reason why the visa required, it may often be due to: being Dominican of origin; to be married to a Dominican citizen or a legal permanent resident in the Republic Dominican; as a pensioner or retired; or as an investor.
  5. Medical Certificate showing a diagnosis of the overall health of the applicant and indicating if he/she suffers from any kind of contagious disease. It must be issued by the health authorities of the last country in which the person was domiciled.
  6. Police Clearance Certificate issued and attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the country of residence. If the applicant has lived in the Dominican Republic, the document should be issued by the General Attorney of the Dominican Republic. Not applicable for minors.
  7. Legible Photocopy of Residence visa.
  8. An Authorization from the parents, in the case of a child and who applied in neither the father nor the mother. In this case, it is required that the parent, who doesn’t live in the Dominican Republic, agree with the other parent to take the child to live in the Dominican Republic.
  9. Birth Certificate. In case the certificate is in a language other than Spanish, it must be translated by an official translator and legalized by the Consulate of the Dominican Republic. The original document and its translation must be submitted. Dominican Birth certificates must be legalized by the appropriate Civil Status Registry Office.
  10. Marriage Certificate. In case the certificate is in a language other than Spanish, it must be translated by an official translator and legalized by the Consulate of the Dominican Republic. The original document and its translation must be submitted. Dominican marriage certificates must be legalized by Dominican Central Electoral Board, with attached photocopy of the ID of spouse of Dominican origin and if he/she is a legal resident, a copy of the permanent residence card.
  11. Letter of Guarantee (Notarized). It should be signed by a Dominican or a legal resident in the Dominican Republic and must specify the type of relationship that links him/her to the beneficiary of the visa. In addition, the guarantor must undertake before the Dominican authorities any expenses incurred by the account of the visa’s beneficiary. At the same time, the guarantor remain committed financially in the event that it is required to deport the beneficiary for having violated Dominican laws. This letter of guarantee must be issued by a notary of the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Attorney General's Office.
  12. Documents showing the applicant's financial solvency. All documents must be of local investments on behalf of the applicant and not the guarantor. These documents may include as applicable: a) Letter of Bank: updated with details of the account balance, b) Copies of certificates of movable or immovable property (must present the original document at the time of deposit), c) Registration of established companies, duly registered at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, including the company's status (for investors); d) Copy of last tax return before the Directorate General of Internal Revenue and copy of the form of the National Register Taxpayer (for investors); e) Copy of Financial Certificates f) Letter of Employment or pension; and g) All these documents must be issued by institutions located in the country (accounts or properties abroad will not be accepted), investments must be local and on behalf of the applicant and not the guarantor.
  13. Certification of the General Directorate of Migration: stating the last entry to the country or copy of both sides of the tourist card used on your last trip to the Dominican Republic (in case you have previously visited the Dominican Republic).
  14. Visa application letter addressed by the beneficiary to the correspondent consular office, containing the name, nationality, place of residence and activity in which you are engaged and information on how you are going to settle in the country (as a Dominican, as son or spouse of a Dominican, as a pensioner or retiree, or to work in the country under a contract of indefinite duration).
  15. Employment contract signed by the beneficiary with a company or institution based in the country, duly registered with the Ministry of Labor. (If applicable).
  16. Proof of pension received by the beneficiary, in the case of a retiree or pensioner.

Notes: The processing time is from 10 to 20 workings day.

  1. All documents must be legalized by the consular offices of the Dominican Republic, after being certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of the consular office or the country of origin of the document.
  2. All documents must be, in the case where it is applicable, translated to Spanish by a legal translator duly authorized by the authorities of the country of origin.
  3. If the beneficiary of the visa is married with a Dominican, he/she must attach the marriage certificate and copy of identity card of the spouse.
  4. If the beneficiary of the visa is married with a legal resident, he/she must attach the marriage certificate and a copy of the Dominican permanent residence card or the ID.
  5. If the beneficiary of the visa is son of Dominican parents, he/she must attach a copy of the Dominican ID and marriage certificate of the parents.
  6. If the beneficiary of the visa is son of a legal resident, he/she must attach a copy of the Dominican permanent residence, the identification cards and marriage certificate of the parents.
  7. Beneficiaries of residence visa who are married with Dominicans, or legal resident or are son of Dominican or legal resident, must attach documents to ensure their economic solvency.
  8. Once the person has obtained the corresponding residence visa, which lasts for 60 days with one entry, his/her file will be forwarded to the Department of Immigration for the purpose of issuing the temporary residence permit for one year, having to complete the additional requirements for the purposes required by the Department of Immigration.
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