Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy and the Visa Application Center observe both U.S. and Dominican Republic holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Dominican Republic holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

U.S. Embassy and VAC Dates of Closure

The U.S. Embassy and VAC will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure – All the dates of 2023
Date Day Holiday Country
January 01 Sunday New Years Day D.R. / U.S.
January 02 Monday In Observation of New Years Day (January 01). U.S.
January 09 Monday In Observation of Epiphany Day (January 06). R.D.
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday U.S.
January 21 Saturday Ntra. Sra. De La Altagracia day D.R.
January 30 Monday Juan Pablo Duarte Day D.R.
February 20 Monday President's Day U.S.
February 27 Monday Dominican Independence Day D.R.
April 07 Friday Good Friday D.R.
April 09 Sunday Resurrection Sunday D.R.
May 01 Monday Dominican Labor Day  D.R.
May 29 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 08 Thursday Corpus Christi D.R.
June 19 Monday Juneteenth National Independence Day U.S.
July 04 Tuesday Independence Day U.S.
August 16 Wednesday Dominican Restoration D.R.
September 04 Monday U.S. Labor Day U.S.
September 24 Sunday Ntra. Sra. De Las Mercedes Day D.R.
October 09 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 06 Monday Dominican Constitution Day D.R.
November 10 Friday Veteran's Day U.S.
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving day U.S.
December 25 Monday Christmas Day U.S./D.R.