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Immigrant Visas

Welcome to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo. Our operation, one of the largest in the world, adjudicates all categories of immigrant visas. We encourage applicants to learn as much as they can about the laws, regulations and policies involved in processing an immigrant visa application. The information in this web page is designed to help prospective immigrants understand the process and come to the visa interview prepared. Simply click on one of the links on the left side of the page to begin.

The Embassy of the United States of America in Santo Domingo is pleased to announce that our new online appointment system, is now accepting immigrant visa applications.  The new call center, appointment website, and document delivery service will be fully functional for immigrant visas on December 17, 2014 for Embassy visa interviews after January 1, 2015. 

Applicants who have an appointment already scheduled by the National Visa Center (NVC), and K visa (fiancé/fiancée) applicants who have been notified that their case is ready for interview appointment scheduling, should go to the following website:

If you have questions about the visa process or about a pending application, please write to or call (829) 956-6144 from the Dominican Republic or (703) 988-3410 from the United States.

Applicants who already have an appointment scheduled by the Consular Section of the Embassy do not need to make any changes—they should appear at the Embassy on the day of their appointment and follow the instructions in the appointment confirmation letter. The appointment confirmation letter will appear like this:



      Esta oficina está lista para comenzar el proceso final de la solicitud de visa de residencia del solicitante(s)nombrado más abajo.  Hemos asignado una cita para una entrevista en la Unidad de Visas de Residencia en la fecha indicada más abajo.  Esta carta deberá ser presentada a su llegada en la Sección Consular el día de la cita.  Los niños menores de 13 años, que soliciten junto con su padre o madre, con el mismo número de caso, no tienen que estar presentes el día de la cita. Para cualquier información e instrucciones sobre su proceso favor de visitar nuestra página de internet:

This office is ready to begin final processing of the immigrant visa applicant(s) named below in this case. We have scheduled an appointment for a visa interview in the Immigrant Visa section on the date printed below. For general information and instructions about the immigrant visa process please visit:

This letter must be presented upon your arrival at this office on the appointment date.

                                          Sincerely, Atentamente,


                                          Chief, Immigrant Visa Unit

Su entrevista es el:                 

Date            Time           


06 JAN 2015    06:45 

Applicants who are “follow-to-join” applicants with a principal applicant interviewed prior to January 1, 2015, may contact to schedule an appointment.


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  • Starting on November 12, you may call the following numbers for free with any questions 829-956-5144 (Dominican Republic) or 703-988-3410 (U.S.).  For more information, please visit:

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