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A Tourist Card is required. We can assist in processing this document.

Travel Document Type

Tourist Card

Government Fee


Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 30.00

Processing Time

15 mins

All About the Dominican Republic Visa

Planning a journey to one of the most diverse countries in the Caribbean? With its year-round sunshine and rich landscapes, you are in for a real treat.

What’s more, entry requirements for most nationalities are very simple. For example, Americans and Brits visiting for tourism purposes (as well as a number of other nationalities) just require a Dominican Republic Tourist Card and a passport valid for the duration of your stay to enter the country. 

And even better, you can apply for this in advance with Byevisa, no need to stand in a long queue on arrival! 

There’s no government fee charged to obtain the 30-day Tourist Card, you just pay our processing fee to take the paperwork off your hands. 

It’s important to note that this travel pass is not a visa and does not replace one. If you are arriving from a country that requires you to have a Dominican Republic visa, you will need to obtain it via the embassy in advance of your holiday.

And if you are travelling to the Dominican for business purposes, you also need to go to the consulate. However, the Tourist Card can be purchased online, and this article will tell you everything you need to know about the process. 

Below we guide you through the requirements and let you know if you need to head to your nearest embassy for additional paperwork.

Applying with us is quick and easy and can be done from anywhere with internet access. Once your application is approved, we send your document to you by email right away, ready for you to enter this Caribbean paradise of beautiful beaches and other natural wonders. 

Let’s find out more!

Dominican Republic Visa Requirements and Eligibility

While some nationalities can enter this country with just the Tourist Card, others do require a visa.

Want to know which authorisation you need to apply for? You can check which documents you require with our helpful tool here:

Citizens from the countries and territories listed below may enter this nation with only a Tourist Card, which you can apply for with Byevisa. All you need to do is print your approved document and take it with you, and make sure your card is stamped on arrival. 

Additionally, any person legally travelling or residing in Canada, the UK, the United States, or the European Union does not need a visa to visit this nation for tourist purposes. They are also eligible to enter the country with just a Tourist Card and a valid passport.

This applies, for example, to those in possession of say, a Canada visa, or a Schengen one.

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia (including Cocos Islands, Christmas Island, Heard and McDonald Islands, and Norfolk Island)
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands)
El Salvador

Hong Kong
Marshall Islands
Netherlands (including Holland, special municipalities in the Caribbean, Curacao and St. Maarten)
New Zealand (including Cook Island, Niue and Tokelau)
Norway (including Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
Papua New Guinea

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
South Africa
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland**
United States***
Vatican City (Holy See)

*including overseas departments and territories: Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Reunion.

**and overseas territories: Anguilla, Bermuda, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St. Helena Island, British Antarctic Territory and British Territory in the Indian Ocean.

***including overseas territories: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands – St John, St. Croix, St. Thomas – American Samoa, and Puerto Rico.

If you’re from a country not listed above, you can obtain your Tourist Card with Byevisa but you’ll also need to apply for a visa from your nearest consulate. To do this, you need to be in possession of a  passport with a validity of at least 6 months.

More details on the application process can be found below.

Dominican Republic Visa Application Process

A Tourist Card can be obtained on arrival, however, queues to fill out your paperwork at the airport can be lengthy. Luckily, you have the option to secure your travel authorisation online ahead of your trip. 

Why not avoid the long lines and let Byevisa take the paperwork off your hands so you can start your Caribbean adventure right away?

Our application process is super straightforward to follow whether you are an inexperienced or a well-versed traveller.

Step 1

You just need to fill out a basic application form including some personal information and details of your travel itinerary. You aren’t required to upload any additional documents with your application, you just need to confirm that your passport is up to date and will not expire for at least 6 months after the date you plan to depart from the DR.

Step 2

When you submit your application, you pay our processing fee. The payment can be made by credit or debit card, or via PayPal, if you prefer. Then, leave the rest to us! We take care of managing your travel authorisation on your behalf and the process is super fast. Depending on which processing speed you choose at checkout, your pass can be with you in just half an hour’s time. 

Step 3

Your approved travel documentation is then sent to you by email. You can then download it and print it out at your leisure. The pass is valid for 30 days from the date of issue. Ensure that you enter the country within 30 days of receipt of your pass, otherwise, you’ll have to obtain a new one. 

And you’re ready to go!

Once you touch down in Punta Cana or elsewhere in the country, you’ll need to present the pass to immigration officials along with a passport that is valid for the duration of your stay. Your document will be stamped by a member of staff and your 180-day maximum stay is counted from your date of arrival.

Please note, if you do require a visa you will need to apply for this via the embassy closest to where you live. 

Dominican Republic Visa Form and Documents

Complete your Tourist Card application by filling out our form with information about your trip and a few personal details.

It is a lot simpler than applying for travel authorisation at the consulate as you won’t need to provide so much detailed information and supporting documents.  

We offer 3 different services depending on how fast you require your travel pass: Standard, Rapid, and Highly Rapid. The turnaround time is also super fast. 

However, if you do require a tourist visa for travel, you will need to fill in an application form with the following information and submit it to the embassy closest to you:

  • Names.
  • Surnames.
  • Birth and nationality information.
  • Sex.
  • Education and occupation.
  • Current address, contact number and email.
  • Passport information including the issue date and issuing country. 
  • Personal I.D.
  • Marital status and information about your spouse (if applicable).
  • Length of stay and the purpose of your visit.
  • Temporary address in the DR.
  • Your employer or school if you are still in education.
  • Who will cover the travel expenses for your trip.
  • If you have visited the DR before and if you have previously been issued a DR visa (or had one denied/revoked) if so, or had someone apply for one on your behalf.
  • Details of visas you’ve been granted by other countries.
  • Who will accompany you on your trip.

You will then need to sign and date the form and provide fingerprints. A passport photograph should be provided measuring 4 x 5 cm. It should be taken from the front on a white background. 

As well as this, you also need to provide some supporting documents. The documentation required will vary depending on your personal situation. 

Examples include:

  • Economic solvency documents like bank statements or property deeds.
  • A copy of your hotel reservation or an invitation letter.

Dominican Republic Visa Status Check

Your pass will be sent to your inbox as soon as it is ready. If you do not receive it in the chosen time frame, make sure to check your spam folder. 

If you don’t see it in your spam folder, don’t worry. Just click the ‘Log in’ button in the website menu to drop a message to our customer support team.

You will need to enter the following information:

  • Your full name.
  • Your email address.
  • The subject of your request.
  • A quick message summarising your issue.

One of our friendly customer support agents will respond to your request in no time at all.

What Is the Difference Between a Tourist Visa and a Tourist Card (TC)?

There are some key differences that you should be aware of, first and foremost who is eligible for which. You can find out detailed information about this in our requirements section. 

The TC is valid for 30 days from your departure date, but you can extend your stay once you are on Caribbean soil.  Also, once you have the card, you do not have to leave right away. You have a year to use it until it loses its validity.

In some cases, the card will be included as part of your airfare, however, if this is not the case or you are not arriving in the country via plane, you will be able to do this with us. 

There is also a difference when it comes to price, which we have explained above to make things as clear as possible.

How Much Is a Dominican Republic Tourist Visa?

The Tourist Card is cheaper than a visa and the price depends on the processing time you choose. 

Byevisa processes your application on your behalf, and we charge a fee based on how quickly you need your authorisation. We offer 3 different services for travellers so you can have everything sorted in time for your trip. 

If you choose the standard processing time when you fill in the application, all you have to pay is 30 USD. If you opt for Rapid processing, the cost is 50 USD and for processing in just 15 mins with our Highly Rapid service, it’s 70 USD.

Alternatively, the cost for an embassy visa varies depending on what country you are applying from.

More Dominican Republic Visa Questions and Information

Do you need more information on the ins and outs of travel authorisation to visit the second-largest country in the Caribbean? We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions to clear up any confusion.

The Tourist Card is valid for 30 days from your departure date, but you can extend your stay once you have arrived in the country.
Yes, to extend your trip you must go to the offices of the Direccion General de Migracion at the airport and pay for an extension. The cost to extend your 30-day tourist pass starts at 10 USD (depending on the length of the stay).
No, US citizens do not require a visa for visits shorter than 30 days. The card is the only authorisation you require. However, your passport must be valid for the length of your stay. This gorgeous part of the world is a popular holiday destination for American tourists.
Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter for a short stay, if the purpose of the visit is for tourism or business.
No, not specifically, However, anyone who can legally travel or reside in the US does not require a visa to travel here for tourism purposes. You will, however, need your passport and Tourist Card.
In order to be eligible for a student visa here, you must have already been offered a place to study at a Dominican educational institution. This paperwork must be renewed every year for as long as the applicant fulfills the conditions required.
The Tourist Card which you can apply for with us can be processed in as little as 15 mins. However, if you need to apply for an embassy visa, you should bear in mind that typical processing time is between 10 and 15 working days.
Yes, you must print it and show it to officials on arrival.
Yes, as a general rule, all foreigners wishing to visit for business must apply for a business visa (Single or Multiple Entry) at a diplomatic mission or consulate overseas. This applies even if your country is included in the list of nations that have permission to enter with a Tourist Card. Work visas are issued for travellers visiting the country for business, professional or commercial purposes. They are usually granted for 1 entry within 60 days of issue and may be renewed upon request within the period of validity. Multiply entry passes will be issued if the person needs to travel more frequently to the country. This visa is valid for 1 year during which time the holder may not remain in the country for more than 2 consecutive months.
Yes, this beautiful nation does offer a ‘pensionado’ retirement visa for those dreaming of settling down here. You can enter the country on a standard tourist pass, then apply for this once you’re there.
Your approved travel document that you will show to officials will look similar to this: Dominican Republic Tourist Card
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