How to call to the Dominican Republic (country codes +1 809, +1 829, and +1 849)

Calling to the Dominican Republic

  • A leading ‘1’ is included in the international call sequence.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

The Dominican Republic does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within the Dominican Republic (domestic dialing)

The trunk prefix ‘1’ is not dialed when calling within the Dominican Republic.

All phone numbers are dialed as ten digits when calling within the Dominican Republic.

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Dominican phone numbers explained

Number details

Dominican phone numbers are ten digits.

The first three digits are an area code. Dominican area codes are ‘809’, ‘829’, and ‘849’. The area codes do not represent a geographic region of the Dominican Republic, rather, they are an area code within the larger North American Numbering Plan.
Digits four to seven are an exchange within the area code.

Mobile numbers are intermixed with land-line phone numbers.

The Dominican Republic shares country code +1 with the regions of the NANP (including the United States, most of the regions of the Caribbean, and U.S. territories in the Pacific).

An example of a Dominican phone number

The Larimar Museum lists its phone number in Santo Domingo as +1 809-686-5700.

Number explanation
1809686 5700
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Local example – calling from another location in Santo Domingo

Dial all ten digits for all calls within the Dominican Republic.

809686 5700
area code for the Dominican Republiclocal phone number in Santo Domingo
Long distance example – calling from Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (on the other side of the country)

Dial all ten digits for all calls within the Dominican Republic.

809686 5700
area code for the Dominican Republiclocal phone number in Santo Domingo
International example – calling from the United States, Canada, or another country of the NANP (most of the Caribbean and U.S. territories in the Pacific)

Dial the country code / trunk prefix ‘1’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

There is no international exit code dialed when calling from within the NANP.

The call is dialed in the same format as a domestic U.S. or Canadian long distance call. International call rates apply.

1809686 5700
long distance trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for the Dominican Republiclocal phone number in Santo Domingo
International example – calling from a country outside of the NANP (the United States, Canada, most of the Caribbean, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific)

To call from a country from outside the NANP, dial the exit code of the country you’re calling from, then the NANP country code / trunk prefix of ‘1’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

Dominican Republic area codes are ‘809’, ‘829’, and ‘849’.

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Calling from the Dominican Republic

… to another country in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP)

NANP countries include Canada, the United States (and associated territories), and most regions of the Caribbean.

Dial the phone call starting with the trunk prefix / country code of ‘1’, then the area code and local phone number.

… to all other regions of the world

‘011’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from the Dominican Republic to a location outside the NANP calling region (the United States, Canada, most regions of the Caribbean, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific).

Administrative and regulatory

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