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Processing a U.S. Passport in Santo Domingo

Passport Renewal for Children under 16

Children must appear in person accompanied by both parents.  Notarized written consent of any parent who is not present is required. If a parent is in the Dominican Republic, he/she must come to the Consular Section in person to sign the passport application.

All U.S. Citizen Services with the exception of Federal Benefits services and applications for adults 18 and over applying for their first passport are provided at the Consular Agencies in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. For your convenience, we recommend that you use the Consular Agencies for services if they are closer to your geographical location. For example, Puerto Plata provides services to Santiago, Sosua, Cabarete, Las Terrenas, Samana and any of the cities along the North Coast.  Punta Cana provides services to Bavaro, Higuey, Bayahibe, La Romana and any of the cities along the East Coast. The Agencies tend to have shorter wait times and be less crowded.

If you would like to make an appointment at one of the Consular Agencies, please email Punta Cana Consular Agency or Puerto Plata Consular Agency.  If you experience technical difficulties or do not have access to internet, you may make your appointment by calling (809) 552-8990 for Punta Cana or calling telephone numbers (809) 586-8017, (809) 586-4204, (809) 586-8023 for Puerto Plata. Please see specific instructions below for the different types of passport applications.

For an appointment in Santo Domingo use our online appointment system.  The day of your appointment, bring the following documents with you to the consular section or Consular Agency:

  • Certified birth certificate (showing parents names) and a copy
  • Application form DSP-11 completed ONLINE and printed.  Hand-written filled application forms are NOT accepted.  Applications are NOT to be signed until you are requested to do so by a Consular Officer.
  • Your child's most recent U.S. passport
  • Application fee (U.S. dollars or Dominican pesos).
  • Two 2" by 2" (5 cm x 5 cm) color photos (front view, full face and plain white or off-white background.
  • Photo identification of both parents (present the originals and submit one copy of each parent per applying child
  • Notarized written consent of any parent not present with the child
  • Transition photos of the child over the years since the issuance of the previous passport.

When should I expect to receive my new passport?

  • Passports are printed in the United States and mailed to the U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo. The process of adjudicating your application, printing the passport, and then mailing your passport back to the Dominican Republic usually takes two weeks. If you have a serious emergency, the Consular Section may be able to authorize a temporary limited validity passport to be collected the same day.