Travel Information for 2012 Convention

Travel Information

Traveling anywhere involves preparation, but especially if you’re traveling to a foreign country. Before traveling to the AIL/NILICO Convention in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, please read these travel requirements. Then click on the link to download PDFs and/or access other required information:

The entry requirements into the Dominican Republic are based on nationality.
Important - All Qualifiers and their guests are required to have the proper documentation when they register for the Convention.
Dominican Republic Travel Information
Click here for specific travel requirements in the Dominican Republic.
United States and Canadian Qualifiers
U.S. and Canadian Passport
A passport is required to travel to the Dominican Republic. Passports take time to process, so start that process immediately.
If you need a U.S. or Canadian passport or want to renew a U.S. or Canadian passport,
please visit:
U.S. Passport information
Canadian Passport information
Notice - If you are not a United States citizen or not entering the Dominican Republic from the United States, contact your consulate or embassy for travel entry requirements.
U.S. & Canadian Passport Holder Visa
It is the Qualifier’s responsibility to determine if a Visa is required for travel.
Information on passports and Visa requirements are found at the following website:
Visa information for all nationalities
New Zealand Qualifiers
All Qualifiers and their guest(s) are required to have proper documentation when they register for the Convention. Please check your country’s requirements for entering the Dominican Republic.
New Zealand Passport
If you need a New Zealand passport or want to renew a New Zealand passport, please click here.
New Zealand Passport Holder Visa
It is the Qualifier’s responsibility to determine if a Visa is required for travel.
Information on passports and Visa requirements are found at the following website:
Visa information for all nationalities

Flights

All attendees from New Zealand will fly from/to Auckland through the connecting city of Los Angeles. Seats have been blocked on Air New Zealand from Auckland to Los Angeles on Sunday, May 20. The group will spend the night in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 20 and leave on a charter from Los Angeles to Punta Cana on Monday, May 21. Arrivals to Los Angeles before Sunday, May 20 are not allowed.

The return charter to Los Angeles from Punta Cana will be on Friday, May 25. The Air New Zealand flight with blocked seats from Los Angeles to Auckland also will depart on Friday, May 25. A layover in Los Angeles is allowed on the return, based on availability at the time of ticketing.

Any additional airfare due to the layover on the Air New Zealand flight from Los Angeles to Auckland will be the responsibility of the Qualifier. A credit card with expiration date must be provided prior to confirming a layover in Los Angeles on the return flight. The travel department will not make reservations for travel to any other destinations than Los Angeles on the return flight. All attendees are required to depart to Auckland from Los Angeles on Air New Zealand.

Notice The travel department cannot make any reservations in advance.

Reservations will only be confirmed after the final qualifiers have been determined and the registration forms have been received during the regular registration period in 2012.

Arriving in Punta Cana, DR

Visitors who do not obtain a Dominican Visa prior to entry must purchase a tourist card upon arrival to enter the country. You must purchase the $10 tourist card at the Dominican Republic airport and pay for the card in exact U.S. currency. Every person will need to purchase a tourist card. Tourist cards also may be purchased at the Dominican Embassy in Washington or Dominican consulates prior to arrival. Tourist cards normally permit a legal stay of up to 30 days.