Dominican Republic passport

Dominican Republic passport
The front cover of a contemporary Dominican Republic passport.
Issued by  Dominican Republic
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Dominican Republic citizenship
Expiration 6 or 10 years after acquisition

Dominican Republic passports are issued to citizens of the Dominican Republic to travel outside the country.


In May 2001, Kim Jong-nam, the son of North Korean leader 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 1 January 2018, Dominican Republic citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 62 countries and territories, ranking the Dominican Republic passport 73th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean passports) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[2]


  1. Kim Jong-Il's Son Makes Pit-stop in Paris to Get Teeth Fixed Archived 2008-01-16 at the Wayback Machine. from 15 November 2007
  2. "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2017" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 14 March 2017.

See also

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