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Boundless has helped many families from the Dominican Republic over the last year. We've helped over 70,000 families in the last decade.

Here's how to apply for specific visas, contact the U.S. embassy in the Dominican Republic, and more:


K-1 Fiancé Visa

General process

Looking to apply for a K-1 fiancé visa? The general K-1 visa process looks the same for Dominican citizens as it does for applicants from other countries. More information on K-1 wait times, costs, and requirements can be found in Boundless’ K-1 guide. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of K-1 costs and processing times:

Timeline for Dominican applicants

K-1 Visa Timeline

Cost for dominican applicants

K-1 Visa Cost

Marriage-Based Green Cards

General Process

If you and your partner are already married, or considering marriage soon, you may be thinking about applying for a marriage-based green card. Similar to the K-1 visa, the marriage-based green card process is standard for Dominican citizens. Wait times, costs, and requirements differ depending on where the Dominican spouse lives and whether the sponsoring spouse is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. More information can be found in Boundless’ marriage-based green card guide. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the costs and processing times for your specific situation:

Timeline for Dominican applicants

Marriage Green Card Timeline

Cost for Dominican applicants

Marriage Green Card Cost

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Immigrating with Children

K-2 Visas

Looking to immigrate from the Dominican Republic with your children? If you’re going the K-1 visa route, the K-2 visa may be a good option for your family. The K-2 visa can be used by the children of a K-1 fiancé visa holder to enter the United States and immigrate with their parent at the same time.

Boundless can help you include any unmarried children under the age of 21 on your K-1 fiancé visa application for no extra charge. Learn more about what we do to help.

IR-2 Child Visas

If you’re a U.S. citizen and your child is living in the Dominican Republic, it may be possible to sponsor them for a green card through the IR-2 child visa process. More information on the process and requirements can be found in Boundless’ IR-2 guide.

Boundless can help you include your children on your green card application for just $450 per child. Check your family’s eligibility here.

U.S. Embassy Information

All immigrant visa applications in the Dominican Republic are processed at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo:

U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Av. Republica de Colombia #57

Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic

Phone: (809) 567-7775

English and Spanish speaking customer service agents are available to assist visa applicants with any inquiries from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local Dominican Republic time at the Contact Center.

Special Considerations

COVID-19 Impact on Visa Processing

COVID-19 has caused delays to consular services and visa processing at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo (like many other embassies at this time). According to the U.S. State Department, the Immigrant Visa Unit in Santo Domingo has resumed some immigrant visa operations. Visa appointment availability remains limited due to public health restrictions, and the embassy is currently scheduling visa appointments for the following prioritized categories:

-Adoptions: appointments for adopted children of U.S. Citizens

-Spouses, children and parents of U.S. Citizens

-Fiancées of U.S. Citizens

-Applicants petitioned by U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR) whose immigrant visa interviews were scheduled between March 16, 2020 and April 30, 2020, and subsequently canceled due to the closure of routine visa services on March 16, 2020.

Be sure to check the embassy website frequently for any updates to visa appointment availability and processing times.

Additional Resources

Spanish Immigration Guides

Family-based Immigration – Embassy Information

Fiancé Visa – Embassy Information

Visa Appointment Service Site

Civil Documents – Reciprocity Schedule

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