British Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Haiti
We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic and Haiti. This involves dealing with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
The embassy, and its consulates in Santo Domingo, provide consular assistance to British nationals in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Visit our travel advice for Dominican Republic for information, news and updates, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.
Passports and emergency travel documents
How to renew or replace your British passport if you are outside the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply, go to the UK Border Agency website.
Births, deaths and marriages
Understanding your legal requirements in Dominican Republic and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
Visit the Legalisation Office website for information on how to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine, so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
Notarial and documentary services
List of lawyers
A list of English speaking lawyers who may be able to help you with official transactions in Dominican Republic. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government
Living in the Dominican Republic
Information for British nationals living in the Dominican Republic who need information about services that are not provided by the Embassy, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.
Explanation of the prison system in Dominican Republic for British nationals.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- issue emergency passports (emergency travel documents)
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
What our consulate cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Santo Domingo
British Embassy Santo Domingo
Ave 27 de Febrero No 233,
Edificio Corominas Pepin
Switchboard (001) (809) 472 7111
Consular General Enquiries (001) (809) 472 7111
Facsmile (001) (809) 472 7190
Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm
Please note that all visa/consular enquiries should be directed to the Visa/Consular Section:
Monday to Thurday 8:30am to 1:00pm
Monday to Thurday 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm