A Message from The Consulate General
There is a country in the world found at the heart of the sun’s trajectory.
—Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (1913 – 2000)
|Celeste Jiménez Peña, Cónsul General|
Welcome to the website of the General Consulate of the Dominican Republic in California and the U.S. Western Region! We are here to serve you. Our Consular mission comprises a jurisdiction of thirteen states in the West Coast of the United States of America: California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Alaska and Hawaii.
As members of the foreign services, we work tirelessly to serve the needs of our communities. We also strive to avidly promote all of that the Dominican Republic has to offer the world—which is much! From trade and investments to diplomatic relations, consular and community services, tourism, cultural exchanges, the film industry, and much more, we are committed to proposing and carrying out all of these initiatives for the advancement and development our nation and our people.
Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Hispaniola, Santo Domingo, Quisqueya, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, was defined by Christopher Columbus, upon his arrival in 1492, as “the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever sighted.” The second largest island in the Caribbean basin, the DR is the cradle of the New World, having the great distinction of preserving many of the “firsts” in the American Continent, such as the first street, cathedral, fort, monastery and university. Its capital, Santo Domingo, was founded in 1493 it is the oldest European city in the Americas.
Today, the Dominican Republic has 10 million inhabitants residing in a territory of 48,442 km (18,815 miles). Our country enjoys a strong representative democracy and it is the 9th largest economy in Latin America, with the United States as its main trading partner.
Please contact us today and inquire about the many opportunities that we offer!
Celeste Jiménez Peña