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Dominican Republic Passport & Visa Requirements

Entry requirements for Americans

US citizens must have a passport valid for period of intended stay in the Dominican Republic. A visa is not required for touristic stays.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

British citizens must have a passport valid for period of intended stay in the Dominican Republic. A visa is not required for holders of British passports endorsed 'British Citizen' or 'British Overseas Territories Citizen' travelling as tourists. Visitors are required to obtain a Tourist Card on arrival; these are generally valid for 30 days, but can be extended. Holders of passports with any other endorsement should contact the relevant embassy to confirm entry requirements.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadian citizens must have a passport valid for period of intended stay in the Dominican Republic. A visa is not required for tourist stays.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australian citizens must have a passport valid for period of intended stay in the Dominican Republic. A visa is not required for those travelling as tourists.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South African citizens must have a passport valid for period of intended stay in the Dominican Republic. A visa is not required for those travelling as tourists.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

New Zealand citizens must have a passport valid for period of intended stay in the Dominican Republic. A visa is not required for those travelling as tourists.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish citizens must have a passport valid for period of intended stay in the Dominican Republic. A visa is not required for those travelling as tourists.

Passport/Visa Note

A return or onward ticket is required by all visitors, as is the travel documentation needed for their next destination. It is highly recommended that travellers' passports have at least six months' validity remaining after the intended date of departure from their travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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