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Business Visa

Service description

Business visas are issued for travelers with business, professional or commercial purposes.  Normally, they are granted for 60 days with only one (1) entry to the Dominican Republic.

Business visas with multiple entries might be requested, if the person needs to travel more frequently to the country. This visa is valid for one (1) year during which the beneficiary may not remain in the country more than two consecutive months.


To whom this service is intended

The general public.

This service is offered by the Consular Section.
Tel.: (613) 569-9893 ext. 2124, 2126, 2127 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: 130 Albert St., Suite 1605, K1P 5G4, Ottawa, ON, Canada


1. Visa application letter from the beneficiary or from the company or institution for which the applicant works, addressed to the Consular Section containing name, nationality, place of residence and occupation.

2. Visa Form completed in type or clearly printed. The form is available in the consular offices and in the consular services web portal Visa Application Form.

3. One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background.

4. Original passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months, or at least for the duration of the requested visa. 

5. Document with proof of the type of business to be carried out in the Dominican Republic. It may be a document from the institution, agency or company, at which business activities will take place in the Dominican Republic. 

6. Legible photocopy of National Identity Document of the country of nationality and legible photocopy of the Residence Card if residing in a second country.

7. Legible photocopy of former Dominican visas or residence card (if renewal).

8. Criminal Record Check (Police Certificate) issued (less than 12 months before the request) by the competent authority (federal authority in the case of federal states) of the countries in which you have resided in the last 5 years, duly legalized or apostilled, as appropriate. In the case of Canada, it must be issued by the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) at the federal (not provincial) level. See a sample of the appropriate Police Certificate here.

*All Canadian documents that require legalization through our Embassy must be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada.


*There are new instructions for document authentication at Global Affairs Canada -GAC because of COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first step before sending your documents for legalization to our Embassy. Please check the link below:


*Once you receive your document authenticated by Global Affairs Canada, you may send them all via mail/post to our Embassy.

9. Medical certificate

10. Letter of guarantee required from the business partner in the Dominican Republic, which has to be notarized and legalized at the General Attorney’s Office and it must include the following clause of guarantee: 


“Garantizo que (nombre, nacionalidad y pasaporte), no permanecerá en la República Dominicana más tiempo que el concedido por la Dirección General de Migración. “Me hago moral y económicamente responsable al retorno a su país de origen, asumiendo pagar a favor del Estado Dominicano cualquier gasto en que dicha persona pueda incurrir durante su estancia en el país, o que se origine como consecuencia de la repatriación o deportación del mismo.”

10. Documents that prove the economic solvency of the guarantor: Bank statements of his/her savings or checking account, or certificate of investment or vehicle ownership, if applicable.

11. Interview.  The guarantor should be interviewed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by an officer of the Consular Section.


Procedure to follow

Send the documents specified in the requirements section and the completed application form to our Embassy.

In order to apply for a business visa with multiple entries you need to apply for a single-entry business visa first and after this is granted, apply again for a multiple entry business visa and it might be issued (not guarantee). 

Processing time

Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM / Friday 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM


USD $150 . Method of payment is draft check or money order only. It is non-refundable and it must be in US currency. Payable to: Embassy of the Dominican Republic

Hours of service

Approximately 30 business days

Service channel

In Person or via mail (Canada Post, FedEx, DHL, etc.): you must sign and place fingerprints on the application form.

Additional information



Visa application

US$ 150.00

Legalization per document

US$ 100.00

Translation per document

US$ 40.00


Very important:
Please send a prepaid, self-address envelope to send your passport back to you after the application has been processed.

The visa is not guaranteed. We forward your application to our authorities in the Dominican Republic and they decide if it is approved or denied.

Additional information:
If the application includes spouse and children applying for a dependent visa, marriage certificate and birth certificate of children must be attached to the file. These documents must be notarized, authenticated by Foreign Affairs Ottawa, translated into Spanish and legalized at this Embassy.

For more information please contact our Consular Section at (613) 569-9893 ext. 2124, 2126, 2127 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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