Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements click here.
If you are renewing your visa and do not require an appointment at the US Embassy, please be aware that your application will be processed and your passport returned in approximately 10 business days. If you have urgent travel planned in the next 10 days, you should proceed to schedule two appointments, one at the Visa Application Center and one at the US Embassy.
If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at ceac.state.gov/genniv/, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status.
More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available here.
All information required on this site refers exclusively to the applicant who is requesting a visa at the U.S. Embassy. If you are a relative helping with the process, please fill out the forms with biographic information of the person who will be applying for a visa. Do not populate any field with your own information as this will cause a major delay in the processing.
Approved visas and passports are available for pick up at Mail Boxes Etc every day of the week during the office’s normal business hours (some branches may close on Sunday). Passport pick-up at the VAC is limited to Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. You will receive an email when your passport is ready to pick up at your chosen location. Please bring your valid photo identification (cédula) and your appointment letter from ustraveldocs.com to collect your passport and visa.
Please note that passports not collected within 14 calendar days will be returned to the U.S. Embassy and you will need to arrange to pick up your passports/documents directly from the Consular Section.
As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information atwww.cbp.gov/EVUS.
Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for the Dominican Republic. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo.
This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in the Dominican Republic.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Bank and Payment Options
- DS-160 Application Form Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
- Security Regulations
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Schedule My Appointment
- Visa Application Center (VAC)
- Track & Retrieve My Passport
- Apply for an Expedited Appointment
- Renew My Nonimmigrant Visa
- Application Pending Further Action
Immigrant Visa Information
Local Visa Programs
- U.S. Embassy
- Passport/Visa Collection Locations
- Document Drop-Off Locations
- Bank Locations
- Visa Application Center (VAC) Locations and Hours