Visa and Entry Requirements

From May 1, 2012 to enter the Dominican Republic citizens of ALL nationalities require a valid passport, minimum 6 months validity.

Is important to know that a return or onward ticket is required by all visitors, as well as the travel documentation needed for their next destination. 

Travellers should check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate, because visa requirements can be subject to changes.

TIP: Travel with a passport photocopy during your journey.

To travel to the Dominican Republic most visitors need:

 

 

 

 

A Tourist Card:

The Tourist Card is a US$10 fee. It is purchased at the customs and immigration desk upon arrival in the Dominican airports. The Tourist Card is valid for a maximum stay of 30 days and if needed, you can extend your stay up to 90 days in the "Direccion General de Migracion" (costs 800 RDS) at:

Santo Domingo, Autopista 30 de Mayo corner Calle Héroes de Luperón or

Bávaro, Verón - Plaza Velero, Opposite to Police Station  

 
Detailed below find the list of the countries whose citizens may need only a tourist card to enter in Dominican territory:
 
  • Acrotiri and Dhekelia (UK)
  • Andorra
  • Anguila (UK)
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrein
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belice
  • Bermuda (UK)
  • Bolivia
  • Bostwana
  • Brasil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Croacia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • France-Guyane (France)
  • French Polynesia (France)
  • French Southern Territories
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar (UK)
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Groenland (Denmark)
  • Groenland (Norway)
  • Guadalupe (France)
  • Guam (USA)
  • Guatemala
  • Guayana
  • Hawai (USA)
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong (valid only for those citizens with special passaport from the Special Administrative Region of the People' Republic of China)
  • Hungary
  • Irland
  • Island Bouvet
  • Island Cocos (Australia)
  • Island Cook (New Zeland)
  • Island Christmas (Australia)
  • Island Feroe (Denmark)
  • Island Heard and Mcdonald
  • Island Norfolk (Australia)
  • Island Palau (USA)
  • Island Samoa American (USA)
  • Islandia
  • Islands Caiman (UK)
  • Islands Faore (Norway)
  • Islands Malvinas or Falkland (UK)
  • Islands Marian North
  • Islands Marshall
  • Islands Salomon
  • Islands Sandwich (UK)
  • Islands Svalbard (Norway)
  • Islands Tokelau
  • Islands Turks and Caicos
  • Islands Virgen (USA)
  • Islands Wallis and Futuna (France)
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Jan (Norway)
  • Kazajistan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Macao (valid only for those citizens with special passport from the Special Administrative Region of the People' Republic of China)
  • Macedonia
  • Micronesia
  • Malayasia
  • Malta
  • Martinica
  • Mauritius
  • Mayen (Norway)
  • Mayotte (France)
  • Mexico
  • Monacoa
  • Montserrat (UK)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue (New Zealand)
  • Norway
  • North Ireland (UK)
  • Netherlands (Holland, Curazao and Saint Marteen)
  • New Caledonia (France)
  • New Zealand 
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Polonia
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico (USA)
  • Qatar
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Réunion (France)
  • Romania
  • Rusia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • San Marino
  • Saint Vicent and Grenadines
  • Saint Helena (UK)
  • Saint Lucia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapur
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Georgia (UK)
  • Spain
  • St Jhon (USA)
  • St. Croix (USA)
  • St. Thomas (USA)
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard (Norway)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tailandia
  • Taiwan
  • Tokelau (New Zealand)
  • Tonga
  • Trinity and Tobago
  • Tristan da Cunha (Saint Helena)
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Wales (UK)

A Visa:

Some citizens need a Visa to enter the Dominican Republic. For business purposes, citizens must apply for a business Visa at the Dominican Consulate in his country of residence, although their country is included on the list of countries which can enter to the Dominican Republic only with a tourist card. Visa will be issued under the regulations contained in SEREX Resolution N. 01-08 dated February 7, 2008.
Visit the oficial website of the Ministry of External Affairs http://www.consuladord.com/ to find out specific information regarding the different Visa types: Business, Diplomatic, Work, Dependent, Tourism, Residence and Student.
 
 
Detailed below find the list of countries which require the Visa:
  • Abkhazia (Georgia)
  • Afganistan 
  • Albania 
  • Angola 
  • Argelia 
  • Armenia 
  • Azerbaijan 
  • Bangladesh 
  • Benin 
  • Belarus 
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Burkina Faso 
  • Burundi 
  • Bután 
  • Cape Verde 
  • Cambodia 
  • Cameroon 
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad 
  • China, Popular Republic
  • Colombia 
  • Comores 
  • Congo (Brazzaville) 
  • Congo (Kinshasa) 
  • Congo Democratic Republic 
  • Cote d'Ivoire  
  • Cuba 
  • Djibouti 
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea 
  • Ethiopia 
  • Gabon 
  • Gambia 
  • Ghana 
  • Guinea 
  • Guinea Equatorial 
  • Guinea-Bissau 
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong 
  • India 
  • Indonesia 
  • Irak 
  • Iran 
  • Jordan
  • Kenya 
  • Kyrgyzstan 
  • Kosovo (Serbia) 
  • Laos 
  • Lesotho 
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia 
  • Libya 
  • Macao (Popular Republic of China) 
  • Madagascar 
  • Malaui 
  • Maldives 
  • Mali
  • Morocco 
  • Mauritania 
  • Moldovia 
  • Mongolia 
  • Montenegro 
  • Mozambique 
  • Myanmar 
  • Nagorno-Karabakh (independence inside Azerbajan) 
  • Nepal 
  • Niger 
  • Nigeria 
  • Norfo 
  • North Korea
  • Oman 
  • Pakistan 
  • Palau 
  • Palestine (National Autority of Palestine) 
  • Papua New Guinea 
  • Philippines  
  • Ruanda 
  • Saint Thomas and Prince 
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal 
  • Sierra Leone
  • Syria 
  • Somalia 
  • Somaliand (Independence inside Somalia) 
  • South Ossetia (Georgia)
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Swaziland 
  • Sudan 
  • Tanzania 
  • Tayikistan 
  • Timor East 
  • Togo 
  • Transnistria (independence inside Moldavia) 
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan 
  • Uganda 
  • Uzbekistan 
  • Vietnam 
  • West Sahara
  • Yemen 
  • Yibuti 
  • Zaire 
  • Zambia 
  • Zimbabue  

No Visa or Tourist Card:

Following countries are included on the list whose do not need neither a Tourist Card nor a Visa:

 
  • Argentine
  • Chile
  • South Korea
  • Ecuador
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
By Dominican law, there is also a US$20 Departure tax, and the cost is usually included in your airfare.
 
This is the "International Embarkation – Desembarkation Card"  you will be asked to fill in on the plane before landing in the Dominican Republic.
 
The document below is the "Customs Declaration Form for Arrival/Departure" you are asked to fill in at the airport. This declaration is mandatory for all passengers entering or leaving the country.
Click here to view the Customs Declaration Form for Arrival/Departure