The U.S. Embassy continues to open new visa interview appointments for tourist visas (B1/B2) on a regularly scheduled basis every other Wednesday at 8 AM. The new appointments will be opened two weeks in advance. For example, on March 8, 2023, we will open tourist visa interview appointments for the period March 22 – April 4. On March 22, 2023, we will open new appointments for the period April 5 – 18. At the same time, we will also release additional B1/B2 interview appointments beyond the two-week timeframe, as our resources permit. We will proceed according to this schedule until further notice. Those with existing appointments, may wish to reschedule to an earlier day: Apply for a U.S. Visa | Schedule My Appointment – Dominican Republic (English) ( Demand for tourist visas is very high, and not everyone seeking a new appointment will get one. However, every two weeks you will have the opportunity to try again. For information on how to apply for a visa, including how to apply via the Interview Waiver Program, please visit

Future dates for opening appointments:

March 8 for appointments March 22 – April 4

March 22 for appointments April 5 – 18

April 5 for appointments April 19 – May 2

April 19 for appointments May 3 – 16

May 3 for appointments May 17-30

May 17 for appointments May 31 – June 13

May 31 for appointments June 14 – June 27

Please be advised, some foreign nationals need a Dominican visa to enter the Dominican Republic. Non-resident applicants should obtain their Dominican visa prior to paying the visa application fee and scheduling an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo. Application fees are non-refundable. Please also note, applicants with non-immigrant visa applications at a different embassy who wish to apply at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo must submit new applications and pay the application fees again.

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:  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.

Take into account. 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.


All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee. Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period. Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period. All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.

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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.