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Business Visa

DESCRIPTION

The Dominican Republic is a country opened to the world. All of our natural beauty, our history, the investment and business options that we offer, as well as the warmth of our people, invite everyone to visit us and enjoy an enchanted island filled with opportunities.  

Business visas are issued for business, professional or commercial trips. They are valid for sixty (60) days and can be automatically renewed at the request of the interested party within its valid 60-day term, and without the expressed authorization of the Ministry of Foreign Relations. If a person needs to travel to our country multiple times, he or she may apply for a multiple-entry business visa for the period of one year. However, the person cannot remain in country for more than two consecutive months.  

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Completed visa application form (PDF form here). Please use typewriter or legible block letters.
  2. Visa Application Letter(no handwriting letters):addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Relations and signed by the applicant or his/her representative, and which includes the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residency and activity which he or she will be undertaking while in the country.
  3. One (1) 2x2 picture, frontal view and white background. In all pictures: Both ears must be visible and bangs must be pulled away from forehead and face. Please do not smile or wear eyeglasses or any jewelry (earrings, studs, necklaces, piercings, etc.). You must also wear shirts/tops/dresses with sleeves and collars.
  4. Original passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months.
  5. Document of proof of the type of business being undertaken in the Dominican Republic. This document can be from an institution, organization, business, or physical or legal person with whom business activities will be undertaken in the Dominican Republic.
  6. Legible copy of a National Identification Document from the country of nationality and a legible copy of Residency Card if person resides in another country.
  7. Legible copies of previous Dominican Visas or Residency Card (if a renovation or if person has previously traveled to the Dominican Republic).
  8. Certified Police Record issued by the corresponding authorities from the last country in which the interested party resided. If the party has resided in the Dominican Republic, the document should be issued by the Office of the Attorney General (Procuraduría General de la República). Not required for minors.  
  9. Letter in support of Visa Application signed by the company or institution connected to the applicant. This letter should include the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residence, occupation, economic means and the purpose for his/her travels to the Dominican Republic.
  10. From the guarantor in DR: Letter of Guarantee, Duly Notarized and legalized in the Attorney General's Office, this document must be presented by the applicant together with the other documents on the day of his interview at the Dominican consulate, it is indispensable that this letter of guarantee contains the following clause, so that it may be accepted by our diplomatic or consular mission: GUARANTEE CLAUSE "I guarantee that (name, nationality and passport) will not remain in the Dominican Republic any longer than the one granted by the General Directorate of Migration, nor will I request residence or change of immigration status from the Dominican territory, for which the visa was granted. "I become morally and economically responsible for the return of their country of origin, assuming to pay in favor of the Dominican State any expenses that such person may incur during their stay in the country, or that originates as a consequence of their repatriation or deportation."
  11. Documents showing economic solvency: bank letter (s) from your savings account, bank account or bank certificates, or vehicle registration if you have them.
  12. Complete Commitment Letter (click here) ackowldeging you will finish the visa process through the Immigration Department of the Dominican Republic within 30 days of entering the country.
  13. Please send all documentation to: 500 N. Brand Blvd. Suite # 960. Glendale, CA 91203.

COSTS

Multiple-entry Business Visa: $215.00 Please make Money Order or Cashier Check payable to: Dominican Consulate.
Single-entry Business Visa: $215.00

All costs are non-refundable. The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic reserves the right to approve all visa applications. 

OBSERVATIONS

  1. All documents must be legalized by consular offices of the Dominican Republic, prior to being legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, and bear the Apostille of the corresponding authority from the country of origin.
  2. All documents must be, if applicable, translated into Spanish by a duly accredited authority.
  3. If the application includes the spouse and dependents for dependent visas, attach the marriage certificate and the birth certificate of each child. Both documents should be duly translated and legalized.

Business Visa for Work Purposes

DESCRIPTION

The Dominican Republic is a country opened to the world. All of our natural beauty, our history, the investment and business options that we offer, as well as the warmth of our people, invite everyone to visit us and enjoy an enchanted island filled with opportunities.  

Business visas for work purposes are issued to those individuals who, given the nature of their occupation, must remain in the country for one or more years, without having the need to leave the country. Generally, this type of visa is granted to individuals who are under contract, for a specified amount of time, with private or public entities established within the national territory. Business visas for work purposes can be renewed for an equal amount of time for the duration of the contract, depending on each case.

Individuals granted this visa can obtain a driver’s license, can open a bank account, and can have the corresponding customs services.

REQUIREMENTS  

  1. Completed visa application form (PDF form here). Please use typewriter or legible block letters.
  2. Visa Application Letter(no handwriting letters):addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Relations and signed by the applicant or his/her representative, and which includes the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residency and activity which he or she will be undertaking while in the country.
  3. One (1) 2x2 picture, frontal view and white background. In all pictures: Both ears must be visible and bangs must be pulled away from forehead and face. Please do not smile or wear eyeglasses or any jewelry (earrings, studs, necklaces, piercings, etc.). You must also wear shirts/tops/dresses with sleeves and collars.
  4. Original passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months.
  5. Decision from the Ministry of Labor of the Dominican Republic. This document is issued by the Labor Department of said Ministry, legitimizing the applicant’s work contract in the Dominican Republic, and which specifies the employee’s role or position within the company, the length of the contract and the salary.
  6. Medical Certificate indicating an assessment of the applicant’s general health and indicating if the applicant suffers from any infectious or contagious disease. If the interested party resides in the Dominican Republic, said document shall be issued by a medical laboratory, clinic or hospital registered with the Ministry of Public Health.
  7. Certified Police Record issued by the corresponding authorities from the last country in which the interested party resided. If the party has resided in the Dominican Republic, the document should be issued by the Office of the Attorney General (Procuraduría General de la República). Not required for minors.  
  8. Legible copy of a National Identification Document from the country of nationality and a legible copy of Residency Card if person resides in another country.
  9. Legible copies of previous Dominican Visas or Residency Card (if renewing or if person has previously traveled to the Dominican Republic).
  10. Certification issued by the General Directorate of Immigration, indicating the applicant’s last entry to the country.
  11. Visa Application Letter addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Relations and signed by the applicant or his/her representative, and which includes the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residency and activity which he or she will be undertaking while in the country.
  12. From the guarantor in DR: Letter of Guarantee, Duly Notarized and legalized in the Attorney General's Office, this document must be presented by the applicant together with the other documents on the day of his interview at the Dominican consulate, it is indispensable that this letter of guarantee contains the following clause, so that it may be accepted by our diplomatic or consular mission: GUARANTEE CLAUSE "I guarantee that (name, nationality and passport) will not remain in the Dominican Republic any longer than the one granted by the General Directorate of Migration, nor will I request residence or change of immigration status from the Dominican territory, for which the visa was granted. "I become morally and economically responsible for the return of their country of origin, assuming to pay in favor of the Dominican State any expenses that such person may incur during their stay in the country, or that originates as a consequence of their repatriation or deportation."
  13. Documents showing economic solvency: bank letter (s) from your savings account, bank account or bank certificates, or vehicle registration if you have them.
  14. Complete Commitment Letter (click here) ackowldeging you will finish the visa process through the Immigration Department of the Dominican Republic within 30 days of entering the country.
  15. Please send all documents to: 500 N. Brand Blvd. Suite # 960. Glendale, CA 91203

COST

COST: $215.00 + The cost of translation/Certification of the documents (please call for a quote). Please: Make Money Order or Cashier Check payable to: Dominican Consulate

All costs are non-refundable. The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic reserves the right to approve all visa applications.

OBSERVATIONS

  1. All documents must be legalized by consular offices of the Dominican Republic, prior to being legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, and bear the Apostille of the corresponding authority from the country of origin.
  2. Minors shall be exempt from the Certified Police Record but not from the Medical Certificate.
  3. If the application includes the spouse and dependents for dependent visas, attach the marriage certificate and the birth certificate of each child. Both documents should be duly legalized.
  4. All documents must be, if applicable, translated into Spanish by a duly accredited authority.

Diplomatic, Official or Courtesy Visa

DESCRIPTION

The Dominican Republic is a country opened to the world. All of our natural beauty, our history, the investment and business options that we offer, as well as the warmth of our people, invite everyone to visit us and enjoy an enchanted island filled with opportunities.  

Diplomatic Visas are issued to members of diplomatic and consular missions, and their families, including members of international organizations; Official Visas are issued to government officials and/or to officials from international organizations, and their families, who possess official passports and who travel to the country for particular reasons or for matters pertaining to their office; Courtesy Visas are issued to diplomatic or government officials who travel to the country with ordinary passports. Courtesy visas are also granted to distinguished personalities and their families.

REQUIREMENTS  

  1. Completed visa application form (PDF form here). Please use typewriter or legible block letters.
  2. Visa Application Letter(no handwriting letters):addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Relations and signed by the applicant or his/her representative, and which includes the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residency and activity which he or she will be undertaking while in the country.
  3. Verbal or Diplomatic Note from Diplomatic or Consular Mission or International Organization, soliciting the visa and indicating:

a.    Applicant’s name
b.    Nationality
c.    Passport number
d.    Diplomatic rank or office
e.    Purpose of trip

  1. One (1) 2x2 picture, frontal view and white background. In all pictures: Both ears must be visible and bangs must be pulled away from forehead and face. Please do not smile or wear eyeglasses or any jewelry (earrings, studs, necklaces, piercings, etc.). You must also wear shirts/tops/dresses with sleeves and collars.
  2. Original passport valid for the time of stay in the Dominican Republic.
  3. Please send all documents to: Consulate of the Dominican Republic in California. 500 N. Brand Blvd. Suite # 960. Glendale, CA 91203. 

OBSERVATIONS

None

Dependent Visa

The Dominican Republic is a country opened to the world. All of our natural beauty, our history, the investment and business options, as well as the warmth of our citizens, invite all people to visit and enjoy an enchanted island filled with opportunities.  

The dependent visa is issued by reason of family dependency to a person with a legal Dominican visa, such as diplomatic, official, courtesy, business and student. This is subject to the type of visa granted to the principal family member to whom the applicant is dependent upon.

REQUIREMENTS  

  1. Completed visa application form (PDF form here). Please use typewriter or legible block letters.
  2. Visa Application Letter(no handwriting letters):addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Relations and signed by the applicant or his/her representative, and which includes the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residency and activity which he or she will be undertaking while in the country.
  3. One (1) 2x2 picture, frontal view and white background. In all pictures: Both ears must be visible and bangs must be pulled away from forehead and face. Please do not smile or wear eyeglasses or any jewelry (earrings, studs, necklaces, piercings, etc.). You must also wear shirts/tops/dresses with sleeves and collars.
  4. Original passport valid for no less than the expected time of stay.
  5. Marriage certificate or children’s birth certificate, according to the person that is applying for the visa.
  6. Copy of Visa or Dominican Residency Card and copy of passport from the person that the applicant is dependent upon.
  7. Medical Certificate indicating an assessment of the applicant’s general health and indicating if the applicant suffers from any infectious or contagious disease. If the interested party resides in the Dominican Republic, said document shall be issued by a medical laboratory, clinic or hospital registered with the Ministry of Public Health.
  8. Certified Police Record issued by the corresponding authorities from the last country in which the interested party resided. If the party has resided in the Dominican Republic, the document should be issued by the Office of the Attorney General (Procuraduría General de la República). Not required for minors.  
  9. Parent or Guardian Authorization if dealing with a minor and one of the parents will not be residing in the country.
  10. Legible copy of a National Identification Document from the country of nationality and a legible copy of Residency Card if person resides in another country.
  11. Proof of economic solvency (bank letter, work letter, property titles, etc.) from the person who the applicant is dependent upon. If any document is issued in the Dominican Republic, it should be certified by a notary public and legalized by the Office of the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic.
  12. Legible copy of previous Dominican visas or residency cards (if it is a renovation).
  13. Visa Application Letter addressed to the Consular office, signed by the person whom the applicant is dependent upon. The responsible party must prove his or her identity, and prove that he or she has been issued a student visa or a multiple-entry business visa for one year NMI (in this latter case said letter must be signed by the organization that the visa recipient depends upon. Similarly, the letter should indicate that the person on behalf of whom the dependent visa is being sought is a dependent due to family ties or due to a work relationship.
  14. Complete Commitment Letter (click here) ackowldeging you will finish the visa process through the Immigration Department of the Dominican Republic within 30 days of entering the country.
  15. Please send all documents to: Consulate of the Dominican Republic in California 500 N. Brand Blvd. Suite # 960. Glendale, CA 91203

COSTS

COST: $215.00 +The cost of translation/certification of the documents (Please call for a quote)

Please Make Money Order or Cashier Check payable to: Dominican Consulate

All costs are non-refundable. The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic reserves the right to approve all visa applications.

OBSERVATIONS

  1. All documents must be legalized by consular offices of the Dominican Republic, prior to being legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, and bear the Apostille of the corresponding authority from the country of origin. Please call our office for a quote on translation work to be done on the documents needed for this visa. 
  2. Minors shall be exempt from the Certified Police Record but not from the Medical Certificate.

Tourist Visa

DESCRIPTION

The Dominican Republic is a country opened to the world. All of our natural beauty, our history, the investment and business options that we offer, as well as the warmth of our people, invite everyone to visit and enjoy an enchanted island filled with opportunities.  

Tourist visas are issued for tourist and cultural trips and for attending meetings and conventions. They are valid for 60 days, either for a single entry or for multiple-entries. Those being issued tourist visas cannot engage in any profit-earning activity while in Dominican territory.

REQUIREMENTS  

  1. Completed visa application form (PDF form here). Please use typewriter or legible block letters.
  2. Visa Application Letter(no handwriting letters):addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Relations and signed by the applicant or his/her representative, and which includes the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residency and activity which he or she will be undertaking while in the country.
  3. One (1) 2x2 picture, frontal view and white background. In all pictures: Both ears must be visible and bangs must be pulled away from forehead and face. Please do not smile or wear eyeglasses or any jewelry (earrings, studs, necklaces, piercings, etc.). You must also wear shirts/tops/dresses with sleeves and collars.
  4. Original passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months.
  5. Parent or Guardian Authorization if dealing with a minor and the applicant is not the mother or father.
  6. Proof of economic solvency (bank letter, work letter, property titles, etc.). If any document is issued in the Dominican Republic, it should be certified by a notary public and legalized by the Office of the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic.
  7. Legible copy of a National Identification Document from the country of nationality and a legible copy of Residency Card if person resides in another country.
  8. Legible copy of hotel reservation (if any).
  9. Legible copy of flight reservation (if any).
  10. Legible copy of previous Dominican visas or residency cards (if it is a renovation or if the applicant has previously traveled to the Dominican Republic).
  11. Certified Police Record issued by the corresponding authorities from the last country in which the interested party resided. If the party has resided in the Dominican Republic, the document should be issued by the Office of the Attorney General (Procuraduría General de la República). Not required for minors.  
  12. Visa Application Letter signed by the applicant or his/her representative, including the name, nationality, place of residency, occupation, and economic means.
  13. Complete Commitment Letter (click here) ackowldeging you will finish the visa process through the Immigration Department of the Dominican Republic within 30 days of entering the country.
  14. Please send all documents to: Consulate of the Dominican Republic in California. 500 N. Brand Blvd. Suite # 960. Glendale, CA 91203

COSTS

Multiple-entry visa: $125.00

Single-entry visa: $115.00

All costs are non-refundable. The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic reserves the right to approve all visa applications.

OBSERVATIONS

  1. All documents must be legalized by consular offices of the Dominican Republic, prior to being legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, and bear the Apostille of the corresponding authority from the country of origin.
  2. All documents must be, if applicable, translated into Spanish by a duly accredited authority.
  3. Multiple entries are for tourists in Cruise ships or for tourist that need to enter and exit by plane more than one time, for the length of the visa.

Residency Visa

DESCRIPTION

The Dominican Republic is a country opened to the world. All of our natural beauty, our history, the investment and business options, as well as the warmth of our citizens, invite all people to visit us and enjoy an enchanted island filled with opportunities.  

Residency visas are granted for travel with objective of permanently residing in the Dominican Republic. They are initially valid for 60 days and are valid for one entry. Once the person is in Dominican territory, the person with this type of visa should present him or herself to the General Directorate of Immigration (Dirección General de Migración) to formalize the residency process and to complete the additional requirements of the General Directorate of Immigration.  

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Completed visa application form (PDF form here). Please use a typewriter or legible block letters.
  2. Visa Application Letter(no handwriting letters):addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Relations and signed by the applicant or his/her representative, and which includes the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residency and activity which he or she will be undertaking while in the country.
  3. One (1) 4x5 cm picture, frontal view and white background. In all pictures: Both ears must be visible and bangs must be pulled away from forehead and face. Please do not smile or wear eyeglasses or any jewelry (earrings, studs, necklaces, piercings, etc.). You must also wear shirts/tops/dresses with sleeves and collars.
  4. Original passport valid for a minimum or equal period of time of the visa.
  5. Document indicating the reason for the visa application, which commonly are:  due to Dominican origin; due to marriage to a Dominican citizen or to a permanent legal resident of the Dominican Republic; due to being the son or daughter of a Dominican citizen; due to being a retired or pensioned individual; or due to being an investor.
  6. Medical Certificate indicating the general state of the applicant’s health as well as if the applicant suffers from any communicable or infectious disease. Certificate should be issued by the corresponding health authorities from the applicant’s last country of residence.    
  7. Certified Criminal Record issued by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) for residents of the USA.  For residents of other nations, a Certified Criminal Record is required from the corresponding authorities from the applicant’s last country of residence. Not required for minors.  
  8. Parent or Guardian Authorization if dealing with a minor and one of the parents will not be residing in the country. In this case, the parent that is not in the Dominican Republic must grant authorization for the other parent to take said minor to live in the Dominican Republic.
  9. Legible copy of a National Identification Document from the country of nationality and a legible copy of Residency Card if person resides in another country.
  10. Birth Certificate. If the birth certificate is in a language other than Spanish, it should be translated and legalized by a Consulate of the Dominican Republic. Both the original and the translated birth certificate must be presented with the visa application. Dominican birth certificates must be legalized by the corresponding Office of Vital Statistics (Oficialía del Estado Civil).
  11. Marriage Certificate. If the marriage certificate is in a language other than Spanish, it should be translated and legalized by a Consulate of the Dominican Republic. Both the original and the translated documents must be presented with the visa application. Dominican marriage certificates must be legalized by the Junta Central Electoral, attaching a copy of the Dominican spouse’s Cédula. If a legal resident, attach a copy of the permanent residency card or a copy of Foreign National Cédula.
  12. Letter of Warranty (Notarized). Subscribed by a Dominican citizen or a legal alien resident of the Dominican Republic, specifying the relationship with the visa applicant. The warrantor shall be responsible to Dominican authorities to cover any costs that the authorities incur on behalf of the visa recipient. Similarly, the warrantor shall be financially responsible in case the visa recipient must be deported for violating Dominican laws. This letter of warranty must be executed before a notary public of the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Office of the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic.
  13. Proof of economic solvency. All documents must be of local investments in the applicant’s name, not the warrantor. Acceptable documents could include, depending on the case: 1) Bank Letter with current account balance; b) Copies of Property Titles, of both interest and real properties (originals must be present at the moment of filing); c) Registry of Companies established, and duly registered with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, including the company’s status (in the case of investors); d) Copy of the last tax return submitted to the General Directorate of Internal Taxes and a copy of the personal income tax return from the National Taxpayer Registry (in the case of investors); e) Copy of Financial Statements; f) Employment or Pension Letter; and g) All documents must be issued by institutions located in the Dominican Republic. Foreign properties or accounts are not accepted. All investments must be locally owned by the applicant and not by the warrantor.
  14. General Directorate of Immigration Certification stating the last entry to Dominican territory or a copy of both sides of the tourist card used during the last trip to the Dominican Republic (if there is a previous visit to the Dominican Republic).
  15. Letter of visa application signed by the applicant and addressed to the corresponding consular office. This letter should include information regarding the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residency, usual occupation, and details regarding which designation he or she plans to use in order to become established in the country (i.e., as a Dominican national, as a Dominican descendant, as the spouse of a Dominican national, as a retired or pensioned individual, or to work in the country under an indefinite work contract).
  16. Work Contract subscribed to the applicant and received from a company or institution located in the Dominican Republic, and duly registry with the Ministry of Labor (if applicable).
  17. Proof of Pension received by the applicant, in case that he or she is pensioned or retired.
  18. Complete Commitment Letter (click here) ackowldeging you will finish the visa process through the Immigration Department of the Dominican Republic within 30 days of entering the country.
  19. Please send all documentation to: Consulate of the Dominican Republic in California.  500 N. Brand Blvd. Suite # 960. Glendale, CA 91203

COSTS

COSTS: $215.00 + The cost of translation/Certification of the documents (please make Money Order or Cashier Check payable to: Dominican Consulate.

All costs are non-refundable. The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic reserves the right to approve all visa applications.

OBSERVATIONS

  1. WE RECOMMEND NOT TO PURCHASE AIRPLANE TICKETS PRIOR TO VISA APPROVAL.
  2. All documents must be legalized by consular offices of the Dominican Republic, prior to being legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, and bear the Apostille of the corresponding authority from the state or country of origin.
  3. Please call our office for a quote on translation work needed on documents for this visa. 
  4. If the visa applicant is married to a Dominican citizen, attach marriage certificate and the spouse’s cédula.
  5. If the visa applicant is married to legal resident of the Dominican Republic, attach marriage certificate and a copy of the Dominican permanent residency or foreign national cédula.
  6. If the visa applicant is a child of Dominican parents, attach a copy of the parents’ cédulas and marriage certificate.
  7. If the visa applicant is a child of a legal resident of the Dominican Republic, attach copies of the parents’ Dominican permanent residency, foreign national cédulas and marriage certificate.
  8. For applicants for Visa of Residency who are married to Dominican citizens, married to legal residents, children of Dominican nationals and children of legal residents, attach documents guaranteeing economic solvency.
  9. Once the applicant has been granted the corresponding visa of Residency, which is valid for 60 days and one entry, the file will be forwarded to the General Directorate of Immigration to issue the temporary residency permit for one year. Applicant should ensure the completion of any additional requirements of the General Directorate of Immigration.

Student Visa

DESCRIPTION

The Dominican Republic is a country opened to the world. All of our natural beauty, our history, the investment and business options, as well as the warmth of our citizens, invite all people to visit us and enjoy an enchanted island filled with opportunities.

Student visas are issued for the purposes of studying in the Dominican Republic to applicants who demonstrate their student status by being accepted in a Dominican educational institution to complete a particular field of study. This visa shall be renewable each year once the individual has fulfilled the requirements.  

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Completed visa application form (PDF form here). Please use a typewriter or legible block letters.
  2. Visa Application Letter(no handwriting letters):addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Relations and signed by the applicant or his/her representative, and which includes the applicant’s name, nationality, place of residency and activity which he or she will be undertaking while in the country.
  3. One (1) 4x5 cm picture, frontal view and white background. In all pictures: Both ears must be visible and bangs must be pulled away from forehead and face. Please do not smile or wear eyeglasses or any jewelry (earrings, studs, necklaces, piercings, etc.). You must also wear shirts/tops/dresses with sleeves and collars.
  4. Original passport valid for a minimum or equal period of time of the required visa.
  5. Original Birth Certificate translated into Spanish and certified by the Consular Office of the Dominican Republic. The birth certificate must bear the Apostille from the corresponding authority from the country of origin.
  6. Proof from University or Educational Center certifying full acceptance to the University or Educational Center. This document shall specify the level of study, the selected institution or extension, and the length of time of the program.
  7. Scholarship Document (if applicable) or indicating the institution’s financial support which would cover the studies, in case that the studies are being financially covered by an institution from the applicant's country of origin or by a scholarship. This document shall indicate the precise amount of the financial support or of the awarded scholarship, as well as the duration of the same. In both instances, the proof should be redacted in letterhead and certified by the corresponding institution.
  8. Medical Certificate indicating an assessment of the applicant’s general health and indicating if the applicant suffers from any infectious or contagious disease. If the interested party resides in the Dominican Republic, said document shall be issued by a medical laboratory, clinic or hospital registered with the Ministry of Public Health.
  9. Certified Police Record issued by the corresponding authorities from the last country in which the interested party resided. If the party has resided in the Dominican Republic, the document should be issued by the Office of the Attorney General (Procuraduría General de la República).
  10. Parent or Guardian Authorization if dealing with a minor and the applicant is not the mother or father. In this case, the parent that is not in the Dominican Republic must grant authorization for the other parent to take said minor to live in the Dominican Republic.
  11. Legible copy of a National Identification Document from the country of nationality and a legible copy of Residency Card if person resides in another country.
  12. Proof of economic solvency (bank letter, work letter, property titles, etc.). If any document is issued in the Dominican Republic, it should be certified by a notary public and legalized by the Office of the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic.
  13. Legible copy of previous Dominican visas or residency cards (if a renovation).
  14. Complete Commitment Letter (click here) ackowldeging you will finish the visa process through the Immigration Department of the Dominican Republic within 30 days of entering the country.
  15. Please send all documents to: Consulate of the Dominican Republic in California.  500 N. Brand Blvd. Suite # 960. Glendale, CA 91203

COSTS

COSTS: Fees $215.00 (visa) + the cost of translation/certification of the documents (please call for a quote). Please, Make Money Order or Cashier Check payable to: Dominican Consulate.

All costs are non-refundable. The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic reserves the right to approve all visa applications.

OBSERVATIONS

  1. All documents must be legalized by consular offices of the Dominican Republic, prior to being legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, and bear the Apostille of the corresponding authority from the state or country of origin.
  2. Minors shall be exempt from the Certified Police Record but not from the Medical Certificate.

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