US Embassy closed Thurs. due to Hurricane Irma
Residence of the US Ambassador. File
Santo Domingo. – On September 5, 2017, the State Department authorized the voluntary departure of employees of the United States government and their families due to Hurricane Irma.
The State Department advises that US citizens carefully reconsider their travel plans to the Dominican Republic. The Embassy of the United States, including the consular agencies in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, will be closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017. If weather conditions permit, on Friday, September 8, 2017 the Embassy and consular agencies will be open to offer emergency services only.
In case of emergency, US citizens must call (809) 567-7775. Visa cases will only be considered an emergency in life and death matters that require immediate travel to the United States and all emergency appointment requests must be made in writing.
The Consular Section of the United States Embassy will reschedule all routine appointments for the following week. Applicants with appointments scheduled for September 7 and 8 will be notified of new dates of appointments. When the Embassy reopens, if it is not safe for you to attend your appointment, please do not attempt to do so.
It is preferable to reschedule your appointment with the US Citizens Services section online or by writing to: [email protected]
For immigrant (resident) or nonimmigrant (walk) visas, check the appointments page or write to the call center at [email protected]
For up-to-date information on storm activity or the embassy, visit our website dousembassy.gov or the