According to Law No. 875 on visas, foreigners traveling to the Dominican Republic must be in possession of a visa in their travel document, issued by a Dominican consulate, except for nationals of countries with which the Dominican Republic has signed agreements on visa waiver and of the citizens of countries authorized to travel to our country with a Tourist Card.
Citizens who cannot legally enter the European Union, the United States of America, Canada and Great Britain, and who have a passport from one of these countries (visit this link
to see the list of states that require a visa) must request a tourist visa at their nearest Dominican consulate.
Requirements to apply for a tourist visa to the Dominican Republic:
For the applicant:
- Visa form duly completed by typewriter, computer or legible block handwriting. The visa form is available at the corresponding Dominican consulate or may be completed online at www.consuladord.com
- One (1) full-face photograph, size 4 x 5 cms, on white background
- Original passport with a minimum validity of six (6) months
- Authorization of the parents or guardian, when the applicant is a minor and if the person requesting the visa is not the father or the mother
- Documents that demonstrate economic solvency: bank letter (s) of a savings account with a passbook, current account or bank certificates, work certificate indicating date of entry to the company, position held in the company, salary, title deed of a house, business, farm or land, or vehicle registration if that is the case
- Legible photocopy of the national identity document of the country of nationality and legible photocopy of the residence card, if the applicant resides in another country
- Legible photocopy of hotel reservation or invitation letter with the address information and general information of the host in the Dominican Republic
- Legible photocopy of flight reservation updated to the date of the trip
- Legible photocopy of previous Dominican visas (in the case of a renewal or of a previous visit to the Dominican Republic)
- Letter of visa application (not notarised) signed by the beneficiary or his/her representative, containing the name, nationality, place of residence, activity, financial means and purpose of travel to the country
- Make the payment through a bank wire to the following bank account:BNP Paribas BankBE02 0018 1460 2440Include the message: description of the required service and name of the company or applicant
For the guarantor in the Dominican Republic:
These requirements apply to nationals of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba, the People's Republic of China, India and Pakistan, as well as others expressly instructed by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Article 5.5 of the Consular Norms and Practices).
- Letter of guarantee, duly notarised and legalised in the Attorney General's Office. The applicant must present this document along with the other ones on the day of his/her interview at the Dominican consulate. It is essential that this letter of guarantee contains the following clause so that our diplomatic or consular mission can accept it:
“Garantizo que (nombre, nacionalidad y pasaporte)
, no permanecerá en la República Dominicana más tiempo que el concedido por la Dirección General de Migración, ni solicitará residencia o cambio de estatus migratorio desde el territorio dominicano, dedicándose exclusivamente a la actividad por la cual le fue otorgado el visado. Me hago moral y económicamente responsable al retorno de su país de origen
, asumiendo pagar a favor del Estado Dominicano cualquier gasto en que dicha persona pueda incurrir durante su estancia en el país, o que se origine como consecuencia de su repatriación o deportación del mismo”.
- Documents showing economic solvency: bank letter (s) of a savings account with a passbook, current account or bank certificates, work certificate indicating the date of entry to the company, position held in the company, salary, title deed of a house, business, farm or land, or vehicle registration if owned by the guarantor
- Interview: the guarantor must undergo an interview with an official of the consular department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Between 5 and 10 days after the request, subject to the urgency, the nationality of the applicant, and volume of applications.
- For a Multiple Entry Visa: 80 euros
- For a Single Entry Visa: 70 euros
Make the payment through a bank wire to the following bank account: BNP Paribas Bank
BE02 0018 1460 2440
Include the message: description of the required service and name of the company or applicant
- Services are to be paid in euros
- All documents, including translations, must be legalised at the Dominican consulate after they have been legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where the applicant is located or where the documents originate
- All documents must be in Spanish. If this is not the case, a court interpreter, duly accredited by the authorities of the country of origin of the documents, must translate them
- Some Dominican consulates provide photography services
- Multiple entries are for cruise tourists or those who require to enter Dominican territory by plane several times while the visa is still valid
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic reserves its right to request any additional document and to schedule an interview in the cases it deems necessary to evaluate the visa request
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic reserves its right to approve or deny any visa application
Courtesy translation: "I guarantee that (name, nationality and passport) will not stay in the Dominican Republic longer than the time granted by the General Directorate of Migration, nor will this person request residence or change of migratory status while being in Dominican territory, dedicating herself exclusively to the activity for which she was granted the visa for. I am morally and economically responsible for the return to his/her country of origin, assuming the responsibility to pay in favour of the Dominican State any expenses that such person may incur during her stay in the country, or that originates as a result of his/her repatriation or deportation".