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All  documents of Canadian origin that will be used in the Dominican Republic must first be passed through Global Affairs Canada, /global-affairs-affaires-mondiales/home-accueil.aspx?lang=eng  o to the offices of Official Document Services (Only for the Province of Ontario), at 222 Jarvis Street West, downtown Toronto, and then to our offices to be legalized and translated.

Work Visa Requirements (VTT)

Temporary worker visas are granted to foreigners who have a job offer from a company duly registered in the Dominican Republic, these will have a maximum validity of up to one year, with one or multiple entries, depending on the work contract.

All citizens of the world who wish to have a temporary permit with labor links in the Dominican Republic can apply for a temporary worker visa in consular missions.


  • Completed Visa Application Form.

  • Original Visa Application Letter in Spanish to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating your name, nationality, place of residence, occupation, and how you project to establish in the country.

  • Original passport or travel document with at least 6 months of validity and photocopy of all used pages, including biographical page.

  • Photocopy of your Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) or your valid Canadian multiple entry visa (if applicable).

  • A photograph, the frame size must be 30 mm x 30 mm and stamped indicating date of photograph; photograph must not be older than 6 months. The photograph must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photograph, and include the top of the shoulders.

  • Certifications from Ministry of Labour of Dominican Republic: 1) Attesting that the company/institution is registered in the Integrated System of Labour Registration (known as Sistema Integrado de Registro Laborales (SIRLA)) and that it complies with the provisions on Article 135 of the Dominican Labour Code on labour nationalization & 2) Approval of job proposal for work contract of duration period of minimum one year.(Date of Certification not more than 3 months).

  • Original medical certificate with laboratory tests for doping (drugs) and HIV.

  • Original National Police Check with fingerprints must be legalized and translated at our office.

  • Original Birth Certificate (long-form version, with parents’ information etc.), if from Canada it must be legalized and translated at our office Note: If Birth Certificate is from outside Canada and the country is part of the Hague Convention the document must be Apostille at their Ministry of Foreign Affairs or if the country is not part of the Hague Convention but there is a Dominican Republic Embassy or Consulate the document must be legalized there or if there is no Dominican Embassy or Consulate within that country, you may then certify the document at the country’s Embassy or Consulate in Canada and have it duly legalized at our office.

  • Original guarantor letter in Spanish from the institution duly registered in the Dominican Republic whereby they certify the applicant’s moral and economic conditions and that they will be accountable for living expenses and repatriation, the same must be signed in front of a Notary Public with two witnesses, then duly certified by the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (known as Procuraduría General de la República). Documents that demonstrate economic solvency of the guarantor: Bank letters, vehicle ownership or copy of property title, also you must include a photocopy of the guarantor’s identity card.

  • Bank letter specifying the date the savings or chequing account was opened, the annual average or balance maintained in the account, as well as the date of the last deposit.


IMPORTANT: The Work Visa is valid for one (1) year with multiple entries. Within the first 30 days of the visas’ validity you must enter Dominican Republic to formalize the procedures of residence or temporary permit at the General Directorate of Migration in Santo Domingo.


Application Fee USD$150.00

legalization USD$100.00 (by document)

Translate USD$40.00 (by document)

Our hours of operation are:

Monday to Friday from 9:00A.M. – 3:00P.M.

– Except statutory holidays


Our mailing address is:

Consulate General of the Dominican Republic
121 Richmond Street West, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 2K1


Click on the file to download the Visa application form:

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