Appointment Wait Times

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All applicants are processed as efficiently as possible and the U.S. Embassy strives to keep the wait time for appointments as short as possible. That said, the earlier you book your appointment, the more likely you are to be able to get the interview date and time you want.

Visa Processing Time

Although visa processing time is typically three working days, processing time for specific cases may vary due to individual circumstances and other special requirements.


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.

You should not renew your visa without an appointment at the US Embassy if: 
·         you have required a waiver to receive a visa in the past.
·         you believe that you may have a visa ineligibility.
·         you have urgent travel planned in the next 10 days.

If these circumstances apply to you, you should proceed to schedule two appointments, one at the Visa Application Center and one at the US Embassy.

Current Wait Time and Availability

Current Appointment Wait Time in Santo Domingo
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