Dominican Republic Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes 1
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes 1
Other EU Yes Yes 1
USA Yes Yes 1

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Passports

A passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter the Dominican Republic.

Visas

The Dominican Republic allows nationals from eight countries to enter without a visa or tourism entry tax (formerly known as a tourist card). These countries are Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Peru, South Korea and Uruguay.

As of April 2018, the tourism entry tax (formerly known as a tourist card) should be included in the airfare. Please check with your airline or tour operator if you’re unsure whether you’ve already paid.

Residents of the United Kingdom and those holding a valid visa to enter Canada, the United States or any European Union country do not require a tourist visa (tourist card) to enter the Dominican Republic.

Nationals who are not in possession of a valid visa for Canada, the United States or any European country must obtain a tourist visa which must be done in person at the Dominican Consulate nearest to their place of residence.

The 92 countries whose citizens can visit the Dominican Republic with a tourist visa are: Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, St Vincent & Grenadines, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu and Venezuela.

It is best to check with a consulate near you if you have any questions.

Visa note

Nationals from a country that has been not mentioned are advised to contact the nearest Dominican embassy or consulate to check visa requirements for the Dominican Republic.

Types and cost

From April 2018, the tourism entry tax (previously known as a Tourist Card) is included in your airfare.

Nationals in need of a tourist visa must pay a visa fee to their nearest Dominican Consulate. The Dominican Consulate in the UK states a visa fee of £200 which must be paid in cash, banker’s draft or postal order. Personal cheques will not be accepted.

It is best to check with a consulate near you if you have any questions regarding the visa fee.

Validity

Tourist visas are valid for 30 days from the date of entry.

Application to

You will need to obtain a Tourist Visa if:

• You’re not a resident of the UK
• Your country is not listed above
• You do not hold a valid visa for entry to Canada, the United States, or any European country

Please contact the Dominican Embassy at consulate@dominicanembassy.org.uk for more information about how to apply.

Working days

The length of time taken to process visa applications depends on the nationality of the applicant and the country where you're applying. Contact your nearest embassy or consulate for further details.

Sufficient funds

Documents that demonstrate economic solvency are required when applying for a Tourist Visa. Bank certificates, letter of your savings account or checking account, or a Labor Certification are acceptable documents.

Extension of stay

To extend your visit, you must go to the Migration Department (Dirección General de Migración) in Santo Domingo and pay an additional fee starting at RD$2,500, which varies depending on the length of stay. See the Migration Department website (www.migracion.gob.do) for further information.

Entry with pets

If bringing a pet to the Dominican Republic, your animal needs an up-to-date rabies vaccination certificate (issued at least 30 days, but not more than 12 months, before travel) and a veterinary certificate of good health. Without these, your pet will be quarantined.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy and Consulate of the Dominican Republic in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 332 7670 Website: www.drembassyusa.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1600 (Embassy) Mon-Thu 0900-1300 and 1400-1500 (Consular) Fri 0900-1300 (Consular)
Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7262 6856 Website: www.dominicanembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1500
British Embassy in the Dominican Republic
Telephone: (809) 472 7111 Website: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-santo-domingo Opening times: Mon-Thu 0900-1200, and 1300-1600Fri 0900-1300

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.