Dominican Republic passport
TypePassport
Issued by Dominican Republic
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityDominican Republic citizenship
Expiration6 or 10 years after acquisition
Costfrom RD$1,650.00
from RD$1,850.00 for minors

Dominican Republic passports are issued to citizens of the Dominican Republic to travel outside the country. Along with Cuba and Haiti, the Dominican Republic passport is considered the weakest passport in Latin America for traveling.

Older version of the Dominican Republic Passport

Controversy

In May 2001, Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of then North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, was arrested at Narita International Airport, in Tokyo, Japan, travelling on a forged Dominican Republic passport. He was detained by immigration officials and later deported to the People's Republic of China. The incident caused Kim Jong-il to cancel a planned visit to China due to the embarrassment caused by the incident.[1]

Visa requirements

As of 22 January 2024, Dominican Republic citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 74 countries and territories, ranking the Dominican Republic passport 68th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Kosovo), according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[2]

Biometric Passports

In 2023, the Dominican government announced that passports would go biometric by early 2024.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Kim Jong-Il's Son Makes Pit-stop in Paris to Get Teeth Fixed Archived 2008-01-16 at the Wayback Machine from www.asianoffbeat.com 15 November 2007
  2. ^ "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2017" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  3. ^ https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2023/07/06/going-to-the-electronic-passport-would-open-borders-to-the-dominican-republic/