The United States Embassy in the DR reported this Thursday that after June 30 of this year, US citizens They won’t be able to travel with him. expired passport.
This means that, if the US citizen is outside their country after June 30, they will not be able to use their passport to return to the US, if it is expired, so they must renew it as soon as possible.
“After June 30, 2022, US citizens will no longer be able to use their expired passport to return to the United States. To renew your passport, make an appointment with us,” the embassy wrote in a statement.
The embassy noted that it has resumed routine services in Santo Domingo, and that the US Citizen Services Unit continues to provide routine services to US citizens in the Dominican Republic, including routine and emergency passport appointments.
To apply for a passport you can use the passport browser available on the consular agency page. The Passport Navigator will ask you a series of simple questions to help you make an appointment at the US Embassy in Santo Domingo or at the Consular Agencies in Punta Cana or Puerto Plata.
Routine passport renewals by mail take three to four weeks. If you are traveling within two weeks and need an emergency passport, please follow the instructions at the link below.
In December of last year, the US Department of State approved that US citizens who were abroad could return to their country with the expired passport.
The measure was taken to reduce travel difficulties created by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and by the reduction in staff at US embassies and consulates due to the pandemic, and they had announced that it would be in force until March 2022.