Starting Tuesday, September 3, 2013, the American Citizens Services unit at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will accept only passport application forms that have been completed online and printed prior to an appointment to renew or replace a passport. You can find and complete an application form at http://travel.state.gov/
All U.S. Citizen Services with the exception of adults over 18 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.
- Photo requirements for applicants
- Additional Information about U. S. Passports
- Earlier Appointment/Emergency Travel
- Correcting a mistake in your passport
- Lost, Stolen or Damaged Passport Replacements
- Add pages to your passport
- Documentary evidence needed to process an application for a U.S. Passport
- Passport Verification Checklist (PDF - 278 Kb)
- Check the status of your passport application online
- Child Support Payments & Getting a U.S. Passport
- Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP)
To make an appointment for services in Santo Domingo, please click on the following link to go directly to our online appointment system.
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.