Papers required to enter the Dominican Republic
|Papers required to enter the Dominican Republic|
|A passport or
equivalent national identity document and a visa is required of foreigners
traveling to the DR. Citizens of some countries, listed below, do not need
a visa. All non-resident travelers need to show a round trip ticket as
proof of their departure.
Traveling without a
Aliens who are permanent US residents must have their US alien registration card to return to the US. A drivers license will not suffice as identification.
You will also need a photo ID, such as a driver's license, that matches the name on your citizenship document. If you have changed your name because of marriage, you should bring certified proof of your marriage.
get a passport anyway?
without visa or tourist card
of those who can enter by buying a tourist card
Nationals from the following countries may enter the DR with a passport and tourist card – no visa required: Albania, Andorra, Antigua, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, France (includes Guadeloupe, Guyana, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Rumania, Russia, San Marino, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Marteen, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovenia, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the United States of America (including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands), Venezuela and Yugoslavia.
All legal residents in the United States, Holland, Italy, Canada, Venezuela, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Denmark, regardless of their nationality, may enter the country as long as they bear an up to date passport or national identity papers and have purchased a tourist card.
Tourist cards permit a legal stay of no more than 90 days. An immigration inspector will usually give you 30 days or 60 days upon stamping your passport. Keep the tourist card in a safe place, as you will need it when leaving the country.
If you plan to buy your tourist card at a Dominican airport, we recommend you bring exact change in US$ and a pen to fill out the cards. You may have to wait in a long line to buy the card but take comfort from the knowledge that you would likely have to wait for your luggage to be unloaded from the airplane anyway.
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Note the Dominican Republic has firm rules in place to prevent international abductions of children by adults who do not have legal custody. Do not assume that if the child has a passport that everything is fine. If there is a difference in surnames, you should travel with a birth certificate that confirms the parentage or guardianship.
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