Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy and the Visa Application Center observe both U.S. and Dominican Republic holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Dominican Republic holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

U.S. Embassy and VAC Dates of Closure

The U.S. Embassy and VAC will be closed on the dates shown below.


Dates of Closure - All Dates 2021
Month Day Holiday Domincan/U.S.
January 1 Friday New Year’s Day D.R. / U.S.
January 4 Monday In Observance of Epiphany Day (January 6) D.R.
January 18  Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
January 21 Thursday Día de Ntra. Sra. De La Altagracia D.R.
January 25 Monday In Observance of Día de Duarte (January 26) D.R.
February 15 Monday Washington's Birthday U.S.
February 27 Saturday Dominican Independence Day D.R.
April 2 Friday Good Friday D.R.
April 4 Sunday Resurrection Sunday D.R.
May 1 Saturday Dominican Labor Day D.R.
May 31 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 3 Thursday Corpus Christi D.R..
July 5 Monday In Observance of Independence Day (July 4) U.S.
August 16 Monday Dominican Restoration D.R.
September 6 Monday U.S. Labor Day U.S.
September 24 Friday Día de Ntra. Sra. De La Mercedes D.R.
October 11 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 6 Saturday Dominican Constitution Day D.R.
November 11 Thursday Veteran's Day U.S.
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
 December 25 Saturday Christmas Day D.R. / U.S.