The American Citizen Services unit of the US Embassy is inviting US citizens to make the most of the official visit of consular staff to Bavaro on Tuesday, May 5. The staff will be at Amstar on km2 of the Carretera Veron-Bavaro from 12:30 to 3:30pm. US citizens are encouraged to make appointments for passport renewals, notarials and other consular services that are normally only available in Santo Domingo. An official will also be there to answer questions about Social Security and other US federal benefits. First-time passport applications and applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) will not be processed during this visit. These must be applied for in Santo Domingo.
For passport renewals or to complete a notarial, appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling (809) 731-4468 from 1pm to 3:30pm, Monday-Thursday. For Federal Benefits appointments, call (809) 731-4371 between 1:30pm to 4pm Monday-Thursday. Early scheduling is encouraged to ensure appointments.
The American Citizen Services unit says it is expanding its outreach program to include all corners of the Dominican Republic. They have regularly held events in Santiago for several years, and the Bavaro event is the first of several planned trips to other areas. They are currently planning a visit to Jarabacoa - and will announce the exact date shortly. The embassy is asking US citizens resident in the DR who think their area of the country would benefit from an outreach visit to please email their suggestion to [email protected]
To obtain complete information about the passport application process, please visit the embassy's passports page:Processing a U. S. Passport in Santo Domingo - U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic