The US Embassy in the Dominican Republic has a new consul, who promises to increase the number of travel visas available

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Greg Segas will succeed William Swaney as the new consul general, according to an announcement made Wednesday by the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican people and the nearly three million U.S. residents who live or travel to the Dominican Republic will continue to receive “the best consular services,” according to the new consul at the U.S. Embassy.

Segas also said that the first objective of the diplomatic representation is to deepen the family, economic and cultural ties that unite the two countries. To this end, they fight to safeguard the rights of their nationals abroad and to facilitate immigration and authorized travel.

The country’s US consul general said that despite pre-COVID-19 difficulties, they continue to “maximize” efforts and “streamline processes” in order to meet demand, which has allowed them to deliver more. immigrant visas in July 2018 than they had in the same period in 2019. This year, they hope to become the fourth U.S. consulate to grant the most summer visas, as well as 40% of acts of more births and 25% more passports issued abroad between October 2021 and April 2022.

According to Segas, “We are simplifying passport and visa procedures for Dominicans”.

The new consul also pledged to hire additional staff and increase the number of tourist visas available, but noted that long wait times would continue for some time.

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