How to Get a Diplomatic, Official, Courtesy Visa for the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Diplomatic Visa

Dominican Republic Diplomatic Visa

Are you a big time government official looking for information on how to get the Diplomatic, Official, or Courtesy visa for the Dominican Republic? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Diplomatic visas are granted to members and families of diplomatic and consular missions, including members of international organizations.

Official visas are granted to government officials and / or international organizations and their families who are holders of official passports traveling to the country on an individual basis or an official matters.

Courtesy visas are granted at the request of the Department of State or multilateral organizations to certain officers and their families who travel to the country with ordinary passports.

Go to my Dominican Republic visa page for information on other types of visas for the Dominican Republic.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about how to get the Diplomatic Visa for the Dominican Republic.

Visa required for U.S. citizens: Yes.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens: Yes.

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S, you apply at your closest consulate on this site here, but the consulates I have listed below are the only ones that have clear-cut information on how to apply for various visas. Note that the documents required for various visas change from consulate to consulate. Also, the New York website indicates nowhere what kind of visa services it provides.

I recommend you call them to find out where you need to apply, if you are in that area.

Washington D.C.

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

Gather documentation

The official list of required documents is presented here at the Dominican Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. You can see the English version here.

Visa fee

This type of visa is free.

Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.

Check your consulate or embassy’s website for hours of operation.

Receive your visa

Congratulations! You will receive your brand new Dominican Republic visa.

Visa applications are typically processed between 10 and 15 working days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff availability.

Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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