The US Embassy in Santo Domingo is discontinuing the Legacy visa category and will stop accepting this category on Tuesday, June 22, 2022 at 4 pm. All Legacy requests that have been approved prior to this date will be granted an appointment as the schedule permits.



Effective November 1, 2021, all documents sent or received at most MBE branches will have a cost of USD $9.0 (or its equivalent in Dominican pesos based on the official exchange rate established by the Central Bank) per applicant/shipment, which will be paid directly to MBE.

This will apply to any new or already in-process visa applications. If you wish to process your documents at no cost, you must return to your . profile and update the document delivery location to MBE Tiradentes and Santo Domingo VAC, which are marked as “free of charge.”



On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This proclamation, which takes effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, will end the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In place of these restrictions, the President announced a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national travelers. This proclamation applies to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departs after 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021. More information about this global vaccination requirement, including details on exceptions and waivers due to humanitarian concerns, is available at Non-U.S. citizen, Non-U.S. immigrants: Air Travel to the United States | CDC. Pursuant to President Biden’s proclamation, as of November 8, the Department of State can process visa applications for individuals physically present in the affected countries. Please note that the rescission of these P.P.’s does not necessarily mean that a U.S. Embassy or Consulate is able to immediately schedule all affected applicants for visa interviews. Please see the embassy website for information on what services they are offering at this time and instructions on how to apply for a nonimmigrant visa.


The Immigrant Visa Unit has resumed limited immigrant visa operations. While the appointment availability remains restricted by public health conditions, the Immigrant Visa Unit is currently scheduling visa appointments on a very limited basis in the following categories:

- Adoptions: appointments for adopted children of U.S. Citizens

- Spouses, children and parents of U.S. Citizens

- Fiancées of U.S. Citizens

- Applicants petitioned by U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR) whose immigrant visa interviews were scheduled between March 16, 2020 and April 30, 2020, and subsequently canceled due to the closure of routine visa services on March 16, 2020.

NOTE: Immigrant visa applicants seeking an emergency appointment can submit a request as follows:

If your immigrant visa petition is currently at the National Visa Center (NVC), you must submit your request, together with supporting documentation, directly to NVC for consideration. NVC can be contacted at:  https://nvc.state.gov/ask.  If you have received notification from the National Visa Center that your petition has been transferred to the Immigrant Visa Unit, or you have previously interviewed at the Embassy and were refused, please review the following . link, summarizing the nature of your emergency and providing supporting documentation.

Applicants covered under one of the categories mentioned above are responsible for monitoring the email addresses they have provided to NVC and/or the Immigrant Visa Unit for updates and scheduling purposes. Applicants who fail to attend their scheduled interview should expect extended delays before an interview can be rescheduled.


Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country.

Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see: Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

 


The U.S. Mission to the Dominican Republic understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.

 


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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.