According to Baglib, Russian citizens do not need a visa for a single tourist trip to the Dominican Republic for up to 30 days. After the stay can be extended on the spot for another 3 months. If several visits are planned or the goal is participation in conferences, cultural events, etc., a document will be required at the consulate. In addition, those who go to study, work, conduct business and solve other problems, for example, migration problems, must obtain a visa.
To submit documents, it is very important to correctly translate the papers into Spanish.
Types of visas
For a trip to the Dominican Republic, you can request:
- visa-free entry;
- tourist visa – for those who plan to enter the country several times or take part in various events;
- student – for applicants to universities;
- working – for those arriving to work;
- business visa – for those who travel to the country with business objectives.
To visit the Dominican Republic without a visa at the border, the following documents will be required:
- foreign passport valid for the entire stay;
- return ticket;
- tourist card – it is purchased at the entrance for 10 USD or in advance at the Consulate for 15 USD. The prices on the page are for October 2022;
- migration card – forms are handed out on the plane, you need to fill in block letters, Latin.
To extend your stay in the Dominican Republic for 90 days, you must contact the nearest police station and pay a fee – 55 USD.
Applying for a visa yourself
Documents can either be submitted personally to the consulate, or use the services of travel agencies, purchasing a tour from them with paperwork included (travel agency rates are set independently).
Most often, the tour lasts less than 30 days, so for almost everyone who travels through a travel agency, visa-free entry is relevant.
A visit to the consulate should be planned for a period of 3 to 1 month before the trip, since it takes 30 days to process a visa. You need to have a full package of documents with you, as well as a consular fee in cash in dollars. It is paid when submitting papers directly at the consulate. The validity of the visa is 60 days, regardless of the number of entries.
All papers, except for the passport, must be translated into Spanish and certified by the seal and signature of the licensed bureau. If you wish, you can order a service at the embassy, one document costs 10 USD.
Documents for a visa to the Dominican Republic
Required documents for obtaining a tourist visa to the Dominican Republic:
- Passport and copies of completed pages
The validity of the passport is 6 months, you only need to copy pages with marks, two spreads per sheet;
Completed on a computer in Spanish, the form can be found at the office. website of the Dominican embassy;
One color photo pasted on the application form (requirements below);
- Help from the place of work
Certificate of employment with the prescribed position and salary;
- For students, schoolchildren
Certificate from the place of study;
- For pensioners
- Bank statement
The statement must be fresh, an amount of less than 1000 USD is required for each tourist (the equivalent in rubles is allowed);
- Booking a hotel
Hotel reservation or official document confirming the rental;
- Flight booking
Round trip or travel voucher;
- Insurance policy
Medical insurance, which can be taken out online, you should choose the type based on the perceived risks;
To obtain a multiple-entry visa, you must write a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic in free form with a request to allow the issuance of this document. It is important to indicate the reason for the request, duration of stay, full name, passport number, date and signature. The letter must be written in Spanish or in Russian with a legal translation. Additionally, it is required to provide air tickets and hotel reservations for all trips. The validity of a passport for obtaining a multiple-entry visa is at least 1 year.
If the purpose of the visit is study, then in addition to the above documents, a letter of application for a student visa, an invitation from a university, a medical certificate, confirmation of a good criminal record, a letter of guarantee and a declaration of the guarantor, notarized in the Dominican Republic in the presence of two witnesses and legalized in the Office of the Prosecutor General’s Office, are required countries.
Visa processing for children
A visa for minors is placed in their separate passport. You must provide all of the above documents, as well as a copy of your birth certificate.
If the child is traveling with mom or dad, a notarized permission from the other parent is required for the child to travel. If you are planning a vacation with third parties (grandparents, teachers, group leaders, etc.), you need to prepare permission to leave from both parents.
The photo for a visa must be of high quality, clear, without blots, taken no earlier than six months ago. Dimensions: 4 x 5 cm, plain background, white. The face occupies about 80% of the frame, the shoulders, neck and crown of the head should be clearly visible. It is necessary that a person looks directly into the camera, skin tone, eye and hair color correspond to reality. No other persons or objects may be present in the picture. You need to take pictures without hats, only those that the applicant wears for religious reasons are allowed. Glasses can be left if they do not cover the eyes and do not glare.
The consular fee for a single entry tourist visa is 70 USD, for a multiple one – 80 USD. In case of refusal, the money is not returned.
A student visa costs 90 USD, a work visa is 125 USD or 150 USD (depending on the speed of processing), a business visa is 125 USD.
For visa-free entry for up to 30 days, you only need to pay 10 USD at the border.
Visa processing time
The consulate takes 30 days for consideration, but sometimes the time can be increased, so documents should be submitted in advance. Some types of visas, for example, a work visa, can be issued in a week.
Deadlines are counted from the date following the day of submission of papers.
Visa validity periods
Without a visa, Russian citizens can stay in the country for 30 days, and then one-time extend the visit for three months.
Upon receipt of a standard tourist visa, a person has the right to stay in the Dominican Republic for 60 days, a one-time extension for the same period is possible.