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American Citizen Services to Visit Santiago

January 24, 2011

The American Citizen Services unit of the U. S. Embassy is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, February 2, it will carry out an outreach event for the U.S. citizens living in Santiago de los Caballeros and surrounding areas. 

American Citizen Services will visit Santiago on February 2nd, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Dominican-American Cultural Center Library located at Avenida Estrella Sahahla #101.  During this visit, U.S. citizens will be able to renew passports and complete notarials. First-time passport applications and applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad are available only in Santo Domingo and will not be accepted.    

Please make your appointment for Santiago consular services.

A Federal Benefits representative will also be available, by appointment only, during the February 2nd Santiago visit.  Please call 809-731-4371 Monday through Thursday between 1.30 and 4.00 pm to schedule a Federal Benefits appointment.

The U.S. Embassy encourages all American citizens to always keep their passports current in case of an emergency.  In order to facilitate this for Americans living in Dominican Republic, American Citizen Services periodically visits cities around the Dominican Republic as part of its community outreach program. During 2011, we have scheduled six outreach days in Santiago: February 2, April 6, June 1, August 3, October 5 and December 7.  Additionally, the Embassy maintains a consular agency in Puerto Plata and is opening a consular agency in Punta Cana in early 2011, both of which are available to U.S. citizens residing in the Dominican Republic.

American citizens with urgent travel needs can always make an emergency appointment online for services in Santo Domingo.  To make an emergency appointment, or to obtain complete information about the passport application process, please visit the U.S. Citizen Services website.