Depending on your nationality or purpose of your visit, it may be necessary to issue a visa that allows you to enter the Dominican territory. A visa is a conditional authorization granted by a country to a foreign citizen to enter and temporarily stay in that country.
Citizens and residents of Canada DO NOT require a visa to enter the Dominican Republic for tourism purposes; however, it is required to travel with a valid passport, and in the case of being a resident of Canada, you must also travel with your Canadian Permanent Resident card.
In the case of tourism purposes, ell nationals of countries with a valid visa or residence card from Canada, the United States of America, the European Union or Great Britain, can enter the Dominican Republic without a Dominican visa.
If your visit is for tourist purposes, please go to our TOURISM menu, where you will find a list of countries specifying which nationalities require visas and which can enter the Dominican territory without it for that particular purpose.
For other types of visas, in this section you will find the necessary information to complete the process; please select the one that corresponds with the purpose of your visit.
The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada does not offer the passport renewal service. Passport renewals are processed through the Dominican consulates in the cities of Toronto and Montreal. To obtain the contact information for these consulates, please visit our CONTACT US menu.
Power of attorney services are available only to Dominican citizens. Please consider that if you are not a Dominican citizen, the power of attorney that you require has to be prepared by a Canadian notary.
Power of attorney is a document that gives legal authority to someone (a representative) to act on your behalf.
For more information about this service, please visit the following link:
The Embassy offers legalization services for documents that require them. Documents must be legalized in order to make them valid in the Dominican Republic.
For more information about this service, please click on the link below.
Information processing and biometric data necessary for the issuance of the identity and electoral card (cédula). Through this process, Dominican citizens are able to directly and personally obtain the services of the Civil Registry and Personal Identity without having to travel to the Dominican Republic.
**This service is offered by the Dominican consulates in Montreal and Toronto.