22 August, 2016

Visas

Tourist Visa
Nationals of the following countries do not need either a Tourist Card or a Tourist Visa to enter the Dominican Republic: Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Perú, South Korea and Uruguay.

If you are a resident of the United Kingdom or if you currently hold a valid visa to enter the United States, Canada or any European Union country, you DO NOT require a Tourist Visa to enter the Dominican Republic, only a Tourist Card.

Nationals of all other countries not listed in the Tourist Card section and not in possession of a valid visa for the United States, Canada or any European country, must obtain a Tourist Visa. Please contact the Consular Section at consulate@dominicanembassy.org.uk for information on how to apply.

Business Visa

A business visa is required if you intend to remain in the Dominican Republic on long-term business or if your activities entail monetary transactions. If, on the other hand, you are a national of one of the following countries found on this list and your visit to the Dominican Republic is for meetings, site visits or short training courses, you may enter the country with a Tourist Card.

Nationals of all other countries not listed in the Tourist Card section and who require a either a two-month business visa for a single entry or a one-year multiple entry business visa should contact the Consular Section at consulate@dominicanembassy.org.uk for information on how to apply.

Student Visa

For information on how to apply for a one-year multiple entry Student Visa please contact the Consular Section at consulate@dominicanembassy.org.uk

Residence Visa

Residence permits must be applied for in person in the Dominican Republic after entering the country with a Tourist Card or Tourist Visa.

For a list of required documents, please visit the General Directorate for Migration. You may find their address at www.migracion.gov.do.

Please note you will need to take to the Dominican Republic from the United Kingdom an original full birth certificate, legalised by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) This birth certificate must be translated into Spanish. If married, the marriage certificate must also be legalised and translated before departing the United Kingdom.

For further information, please contact the Consular Section

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