How to Get a Residence Visa for the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Residence Visa

Dominican Republic Residence Visa

Are you relocating to the Dominican Republic? Lucky you! The Dominican Republic is one of my favorite countries. If you are deciding to relocate there, you will need to get a Residence Visa.
Visas for the purpose of requesting residency are issued for travelers whose intention is to establish in the Dominican Republic permanently. They are valid for one entry within 60 days of issue. Once in the Dominican Republic, the beneficiary of this visa must visit the Department of Migration within the 60 day period to apply for a provisional residence permit and complete additional local requirements.

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 Residence 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.
Glendale, CA

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

Visa fees vary depending on what website you go to. Contact your consulate to find out the latest fee.

If applying in the United States, the latest visa fee is posted here. I recommend you to go to the Post Office and get a Money Order.

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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About Addison Sears-Collins

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