Dominican Republic
2.3.1 Dominican Republic Land Border Crossing of Jimani


The main border crossing point between the Dominican Republic and Haiti is the Jimaní - Malpasse crossing. It is the closest point to the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, making it one of the two most significant trade points within the island.


Location and border crossing contact

Border crossing name


Dominican Republic: Jimani

Haiti: Malpasse

Province or District


Nearest city or town from border crossing (with distance)

Barahona (84.4 km)





Managing Authority / Agency


Miguel Jimenez, 1 (809) 875-3022


Travel time

Closest international airport

Las Américas International Airport (SDQ)

Distance in km: 287

Truck travel time: Approximately 6 hours

Car travel time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Closest port


Distance in km: 92

Truck travel time: 2 hours

Car travel time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Closest location with functioning wholesale markets, or significant manufacturing or production capacity


Distance in km: 92

Truck travel time: 2 hours

Car travel time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Other information


Operating hours


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

National holidays

It operates every day, including national holidays

Seasonal restrictions

Crossing affected due to the binational market

Daily capacity

At this border crossing there are no restrictions for private vehicles and there is no work service for traffic entering or leaving the country.


For imports, submit a single Customs Declaration (DUA) declaring import and export. The DUA must be accompanied by the commercial invoice, the transport documents (shipping invoice if the goods are transported by ship or airship if it is by plane) and a certificate of origin for preferential imports. Furthermore, depending on the product in question, it must be included import permit or authorization, phytosanitary and zoo sanitary certificates. The import of some products is delimited by import licenses in order to protect public safety, the environment, flora, fauna and public health. In the case of products and by-products, for permits of plant and animal origin or "authorizations" for importation, such documents are issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and must be accompanied by a plant or animal "Guide without objections," depending on the product. 

Relevant information:

The cargo documentation must include original copies of the following documents:

  1. Packing list
  2. Bill of Lading / Airway Bill
  3. Load certificate
  4. Value or invoice statement
  5. Donation certificate (if applicable)
  6. Certificate of origin (if any - necessary for food products)
  7. Phytosanitary certificate (if any - necessary for food products)

Although the original documents are released once the cargo has arrived, the copies can still be used for the customs clearance process.

For more information on government contact details, see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

Cross-border Pass / Crossing

Authorization to cross the Dominican-Haitian border for motor vehicles

CARE UNIT: Haiti Relations Office.

PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN THE SERVICE: Request letter addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

SERVICE DELIVERY CHANNELS: Telephone, email and in person.

TO WHOM IT IS ADDRESSED: National and Foreign Citizens.


  • Application form with three (3) copies addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, requesting the authorization of the vehicle to cross the border. Specifying:
  • Reason for the trip and type of entry (single, multiple).
  • Type of vehicle (car, jeep, cargo, etc.).
  • Vehicle chassis number.
  • Owner's name.
  • Driver's name and passport number.
  • Border point where you will make the trip: Dajabón / Jimaní / Elías Piña / Pedernales.
  • This application must be accompanied by the following documents, presented in three sets:
  • Certification from the Department of Investigation of Stolen Vehicles of the National Police (Departamento de Investigación de Vehículos Robados de la Policía Nacional).
  • Copy of the vehicle registration. If the registration is not in the name of the applicant, deposit a copy of the vehicle purchase contract or certification of the owner authorizing the vehicle to leave the country.
  • Copy of the applicant's identity document.
  • Copy of the vehicle insurance label.
  • Copy of the driver's license, copy of the passport and copy of the vehicle driver's visa (If you have an American or Schengen visa, you do not need a Haitian visa).
  • Two 2 x 2 photos of the driver.


RESPONSE TIME: 24 to 72 hours



Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Dominicana

Avenida Independencia No. 752, Estancia San Gerónimo, Santo Domingo, R. D.

Tel.: (809) 987-7001 / (809) 535-6280 | Email:

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Requirements to travel to Haiti

  • Passport with a minimum validity of six months is recommended.
  • Round trip airline tickets.
  • A passport size photo.
  • An application form, which must be delivered to the Consulate by the person himself. In some cases and countries, this can be delivered by mail, accompanied by a self-addressed envelope and stamp.

Some people (depending on the country of origin) must process a visa. This visa can be processed before or upon arrival in Haiti but having previously been requested at the Consulate. Visas can be single and multiple (from three to six months), and their cost is approximately US$ 25.

Visa requirements

  • Two copies of the application form.
  • Two passport size photographs.
  • Photocopy of the biographical page of the passport.
  • Labour letter.
  • Bank proof of financial solvency.
  • Airline ticket(s) and hotel reservation.

Upon arrival in the country, the identity and purpose of entering the country must be explained to the immigration agents, as well as proof that they have sufficient funds to stay in the country.

Haitian Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

ADDRESS: 33 Juan Sanchez Ramirez Avenue, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

TELEPHONE: +1 809-686-7115, Ext. 221



WORKING HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

HEAD OF THE MISSION: Miousemine Célestin Myrtil

CONSULAR SERVICES: No information available

Vehicle Border Crossing Request to the Republic of Haiti - DGA General Directorate of Customs

Document the departure of the vehicle from the Dominican Republic to the Republic of Haiti and that said vehicle will re-enter the Dominican Republic again.


  1. Official letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. Receipt of payment for the service cost: RD $ 100.00.
  3. Driver and companion’s passport copy.
  4. Certification from the Department of Investigation of Stolen Vehicles of the National Police (valid).
  5. Copy of the registration of the motor vehicle.
  6. Copy of the motor vehicle insurance label.

Service cost is RD$100.00. The interested party deposits the required documents in the Correspondence and File Area of the General Customs Directorate Headquarters. Delivery time is 2 business days. This information is also available from the Government Contact Center (GCC). If you want to speak to an agent, you can call for free from anywhere in the country and from any telephone company by simply dialing * 462 (* GOB) from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


TEL: (809) 286-1009 | FAX: (809) 508-3691

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