US Embassy improves visa services
Santo Domingo. – The United States Embassy inSanto Domingo is pleased to share four improvements in our visa services thatdemonstrate our commitment to provide the best possible consular assistance toour applicants in the Dominican Republic.
• We have brought in temporary staff anddedicated additional resources to interview more than 11,000 tourist visaapplicants in the week from December 5 to 9. This initiative doubles our normalcapacity in an effort to allow more Dominican travelers to visit friends andfamily in the United States during this holiday season.
• Starting Wednesday, December 7, theConsular Section will offer home delivery as a premium service for applicantsfor immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. For an additional charge of US $ 9.75, tobe paid online with credit card, the passport with the issued visa can bedelivered in their homes or offices. Applicants will select and pay for thisservice at www.ustraveldocs.com/do_es when scheduling their appointments. Up tofour additional persons may be authorized to receive the documents if theapplicant cannot be present at the time of delivery.
• The online payment option is now availableat www.ustraveldocs.com/do_es to pay the visa fee. There are two online paymentoptions: Applicants can pay online with a credit card; Or Banco Popularcustomers can pay using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) directly from theirBanco Popular online account. Applicants may also continue to pay the visa feein person at any branch of Banco Popular in the Dominican Republic. (Theadditional fee of US$9.75 for premium delivery is only paid online via creditcard).
• Two additional offices of Mail Boxes, Etc.have been opened in the Dominican Republic, one in the Gazcue Sector, SantoDomingo and another in Higüey, La Altagracia. There are now 15 options whereyou can pick up passports after the visa is issued at no additional cost,including the Visa Attendance Center (VAC) at Galerias 360. Visa applicantschoose their point of delivery at www.ustraveldocs.com / Do_en when schedulingappointments. After the interview, applicants receive a notification at theirregistered email address when the visa is ready to pick up.
For complete information on all the visaservices offered by the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo, visitwww.ustraveldocs.com/do_es. To learn more about United States regulations andvisa policy, as well as tips and exhortations for all international travelers,visit travel.state.gov.