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 Dates 2020
Month Day Holiday Domincan/U.S.
January 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day D.R. / U.S.
January 6 Monday Epiphany Day D.R.
January 20  Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
January 21 Tuesday Día de Ntra. Sra. De La Altagracia D.R.
January 26 Sunday Día de Duarte D.R.
February 17 Monday Washington's Birthday U.S.
February 27 Thursday Dominican Independence Day D.R.
April 10 Friday Good Friday D.R.
April 12 Sunday Resurrection Sunday D.R.
May 4 Monday In Observance Of Dominican Labor Day D.R.
May 25 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 11 Thursday Corpus Christi D.R..
July 3 Friday Independence Day U.S.
August 16 Sunday Dominican Restoration D.R.
September 7 Monday U.S. Labor Day U.S.
September 24 Thursday Día de Ntra. Sra. De La Mercedes D.R.
October 12 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 9 Monday In Observance of Dominican Constitution D.R.
November 11 Wednesday Veteran's Day U.S.
November 26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
 December 25 Friday Christmas Day D.R. / U.S.