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If outdoor activities, golf, and spending time on the beach are things you’re passionate about, then the Dominican Republic needs to be on your travel list. But before visiting this wonderful country for the first time, you should check whether you need a visa to enter the Dominican Republic. If you are a foreign citizen who does not require a visa, you can enter the Dominican Republic with only a valid passport.
If you want to stay in the country for more than three months, you must apply for a long-term visa. A long-term visa will allow you to stay in the Dominican Republic for one year. You can apply for a long-term visa at the nearest Dominican Republic embassy/consulate in your country. Furthermore, there are different types of long-term visas that you can choose from depending on the purpose of your stay, such as:
When applying for a Dominican Republic visa, you must submit the documents listed below at the nearest embassy/consulate of the Dominican Republic in your home country:
The duration of the Dominican Republic visa depends on the type of visa you are applying for:
You can pay the Dominican visa fee at the Dominican Republic embassy/consulate in your country. The Dominican Republic visa application fee is 150 USD. After completing payment at the embassy/consulate, remember to attach the payment receipt to your visa application.
Note: Fees may vary depending on the specific embassy, visa type and currency depending on whether you need to apply by post or in person.
If you want to stay in the Dominican Republic for more than one year, you must apply for a temporary residence permit from the Directorate General of Migration of the Dominican Republic. Temporary residence permits are issued for work, study, investment, retirement and family reunification.
The Dominican Republic grants retirement visas to retirees or retired foreigners who receive a pension or monthly benefit of at least 1,500 USD and want to settle in the Dominican Republic. To retire in the Dominican Republic, you must have a Pensionado Visa (Retirement Visa). The Pensionado Visa is issued for a period of two years and allows you to bring dependents (spouses, children) to the territory of the Dominican Republic.
Here are some reasons why the amazing island nation of the Dominican Republic should be on your bucket list: