Dominican Republic Visa Overview (US Citizens)
For US citizens, no visa is required; a passport valid for at least three months is either recommended or required; please read WHTI information below regarding passports.
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (commonly known as “WHTI”) has been in effect since 2009. WHTI requires ALL travelers (including US citizens) traveling by air into the US to be in possession of a valid passport. While some destinations (such as the Bahamas) may not require you to have a passport to enter, you will encounter difficulty returning to the US without a passport. For this reason, air lines will not allow you to board an international flight in the US without a valid passport.
If traveling by land or sea to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean, US citizens must carry one of the following documents:
A US passport book or US passport card
A “trusted traveler” identification card, such as a NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST card
An enhanced driver’s license or EDL (these have an RFID chip in the back like a passport, but only certain states issue them)
Cruise ship passengers who are taking a closed-loop cruise (one that begins and ends at the same US port), may use a state-issued photo ID along with a copy of their birth certificate. Even if you are on a closed-loop cruise, it’s a good idea to have a passport book with you just in case you have to fly back unexpectedly. Additionally you should check with your cruise agent as some boats will require a passport anyway.
To obtain your Dominican Republic Visa you will gather a list of required document
and applications and deliver them to one of our offices
(we offer both FedEx overnight or local office delivery options).
We then work with the Dominican Republic Embassy or consulate office to have your visa issued.
Dominican Republic Visa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Dominican Republic tourist and business visas are issued in the US by the
Dominican Republic Embassy and Dominican Republic consulate offices. ItsEasy can help you obtain
your Dominican Republic visas quickly by following the easy to read instructions
containing all of the requirements, forms and visa application. To
obtain the visa requirements, simply complete the form above and press,
After reviewing the Dominican Republic visa information for travel to Dominican Republic,
please feel free to contact our offices and speak to an visa specialist
who can answer any remaining question you may have about Dominican Republic travel
What is a Dominican Republic Visa?
For those who have traveled to Mexico or Europe, American
passports are typically stamped by the immigration agent upon entry and
authorized to stay for a period of time (typically between 30 and 90
days). For some destinations a "pre-authorization" is required. The
confirmation of this pre-authorization is provided as a visa which
outlines the specific approval including dates of entry, duration of
stay and purpose of travel. Although pre-authorized to visit, a visa is
not a guaranteed entry permit and an immigration official may, at their
discretion deny entry - although this is an extremely rare
When to Apply for Dominican Republic Visas?
It is recommend that you apply for your Dominican Republic visa 3 to 4 weeks
before your travel date. Although the visa itself may only take a few
days to process it is always best to add as much of a buffer as possible
incase any issues arise during the process. If this is last minute
travel - don’t worry - you’re in good hands, but give us a call to
discuss your situation in detail.
What is "Visa Validity"?
Validity refers to when the visa expires. For example, a three
month visa means you have three months from the date the visa is issued
to enter and depart Dominican Republic (although the actual period of stay in Dominican Republicmay be limited to 30 days or less. The exact validity of your visa will
be written on your actual visa.
What is an "Entry" (Single / Double / Multiple)?
Single entry visas allow you to enter Dominican Republic one time within the
validity of the visa. Double entry visas allow you to enter Dominican Republic two
times within the validity of the visa. Multiple entry visas allow you to
enter Dominican Republic an unlimited amount of times within the validity of the
What Is a "Visa Jurisdiction"?
Some foreign Embassies or consulates will only accept visa
applications from residence within a specific area, normally determined
Why Should I Use ItsEasy to Secure My Dominican Republic Visa?
Obtaining an Dominican Republic visa can be a cumbersome and complicated
process. Using an expediting service such as ItsEasy who specialize in
travel visas can provide you accurate instructions and processing times,
walk you through the process, provide updates and handle problems
quickly - making what is a complex issue simple. ItsEasy has been
specializing in this service since 1976 and has assisted millions of
travelers. We are one of the largest passport and visa services and
represent some of the largest public, private and government companies
in the world by handling international travel support services for their