Se requiere pasaporte en vigencia, es probable que necesites una visa de unos 10$
Pasajeros desde Unión Europeao desde Estados Unidos: pueden entrar al país simplemente presentando una visa turística. La visa turística tiene vigencia de un año a partir de la fecha de adquisición y válida para una visita de 30 días. Se puede adquirir en los diferentes puntos de entrada al país y embajadas del país
Existen una serie de grupos determinados que están exentos del pago de la Tarjeta de Turista debido a que el Gobierno de la República Dominicana mantiene acuerdos en materia de inmigración. A continuación se mencionan estos casos concretos:
Papers required to enter the Dominican Republic:
With few exceptions, a passport or equivalent national identity document is required to travel to the DR.
Citizens of the US and Canada can enter with a tourist card (entry tax) purchased at the port of entry.
Citizens of countries for which visas are required can enter the DR with the purchase of a tourist card if the traveler already has a visa for legal entry to the US, Canada, European Union or Great Britain.
Others need to request a visa at the closest Dominican consulate.
Entry without visa or tourist card
Entering to Dominican Republic with a tourist card:
Countries whose nationals are visa required:
Note that citizens of countries that are required to have visas to the Dominican Republic are exempt from the visas if they have a valid entry (visa) to the United States, Canada, the European Union or Great Britain in their passport.
In case you need a visa and there is no Dominican consulate in your country, you should request one from the nearest consulate or Dominican Embassy.
Entering to dominican republic with a visa:
Citizens of countries for which visas are required may enter if they can present a passport with a valid entry (visa) to the United States, Canada, the European Union or Great Britain.
The US$10 tourist cards allow you to stay for 30 days. An additional RD$300 is charged to prolong the stay to up to 90 days. Thereafter, scaled charges from RD$500 to RD$15,000 (for five years and more) apply. If you will be driving in the DR for more than the 15 days of your tourist card, you will need to pay for an extension at the Department of Migration in order for your license to be valid, and the insurance coverage to be maintained.
If you will be traveling to or from the DR with a child who does not have your same surname or if you cannot prove you are the parent or the legal guardian, you will need special documentation. You should contact the nearest Dominican consulate for information on the paperwork required. These include a notarized statement from the absent parent or parents giving permission for the child to leave the country of residence with you. If the child is traveling with an airline, you will need a notarized statement authorizing the airline to carry the children.
Note the Dominican Republic has multi-step rules in place to prevent international abductions of children by adults who do not have legal custody. Children traveling without both parents need to present extra documentation. If there is a difference in surnames, you should travel with a birth certificate that confirms the parentage or guardianship.
Diplomat and government officers travel
Countries with which the Dominican Republic has agreements for diplomats and government officers to travel without visa are:
Argentina, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay.
Travelers from Canada
The DR allows travelers from Canada to enter without a passport or visa by purchasing a US$20 tourist card. Proof of citizenship – either an original birth certificate or certified copies with raised seal, an expired passport (if photograph still clearly resembles the bearer), US naturalization certificate or a signed US voter registration card needs to be presented at entry.
All non-resident travelers need to show a round trip ticket as proof of their departure.
More on passports
A passport is the preferred document for international travel to the DR. In these days of enhanced security considerations, travelers are highly recommended to go abroad with passports as their identification document. Note you will need a passport to cash travelers checks, rent a car, to make large credit card purchases, and sometimes even as a security deposit for equipment such as golf clubs. Carry your passport when you go into the city, in case you want to make a large credit card purchase or change a travelers check. Otherwise keep it locked in your safe and carry the Xerox copy. If you do carry your passport on your travels, it is always a good practice to keep a copy of it in a safe place. This will expedite replacement should it get lost.