New U.S. Embassy in Dominican Republic opens Monday
Santo Domingo - U.S. ambassador James Brewster on Wednesday personally handed to Maria Alejandra Guzman the last non-immigrant or student visa and to César Manuel Feliz, the last immigrant visa processed by the Consular Section at its facility on Máximo Gómez Av.
The announcement comes one day prior to the transfer of the U.S. Embassy and Consulate to the new office building on Colombia Av. #57, in Arroyo Hondo, in the northern part of the National District, built at a cost of US$170.0 million.
Since it opened in 1972 the U.S. Consulate has attended nearly four million people.
Consular services Suspended
“Because of the move to the new building the Consular section will suspend its services until Friday, June 13. The Consulate will resume its limited services on Monday, June 16, during regular hours, Monday through Friday, from 7am to 4:30pm,” the U.S. Embassy said in an emailed statement.
It adds that during the first week operating at the new Embassy, consular services such aspassports, consular reports of birth abroad, notarial services, visas, as well as other special ones will be provided with a reduced capacity.
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