Visa Information

Fees

Application Fee (non-refundable): US$100

WIN Visa Fee

  • Single Applicant: US$800
  • Family Application: US$1,200
  • One Business, Multiple Applicants: US$800 plus US$500 for each additional employee for a business applying for four or more employees

 

 

VISA DETAILS

The WIN Visa (evidenced by a stamp known as the WIN Visa Stamp) is issued on arrival in Dominica and is valid from that date for up to 18 months.

Under the WIN Visa, you are allowed to carry out any type of work that can be conducted remotely. However, the WIN visa only allows you to work remotely for companies and individuals that are not registered in Dominica.

Children of WIN Visa holders may attend school (whether public, private or online) in Dominica. Education is compulsory for children between the ages of five and 16.

The Minister for National Security and Home Affairs may revoke the WIN Visa of an individual who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of the WIN Visa. Additionally, the WIN Visa will be revoked if the holder is involved in any crime or activity that may bring disrepute to Dominica or damage the WIN Visa Programme.

 

TAX

A waiver on income tax will be granted for people working remotely from Dominica under the WIN Visa. However, WIN Visa holders must remain responsible for paying income tax to their normal country of residence/tax domicile.

Within the first three months of receipt of the WIN Visa Stamp in Dominica, WIN Visa holders may import personal and business-related items, tools of trade, and household items free of Import Duty and Value Added Tax (VAT). They will, however, be required to pay Customs Service Charge and Environmental Surcharge on these items. The importation option applies to vehicle and equipment that can be imported free of Import Duty, Environmental Surcharge, and Value Added Tax, but these items must be exported at the end of the WIN stay in Dominica.

Processing times

After submission of the Application Form, you will receive an approval letter within 7 days and have 30 days to make the WIN Visa Payment. Alternatively, you may apply for an extension.

If a payment extension is needed, you must indicate the reasons by email within the 30-day period. Your request will be reviewed and, if approved, the payment period will be extended by a further 30 days.

After approval of the WIN Visa application, you will have 90 days to arrive in Dominica.

The WIN Visa Stamp is issued on arrival in Dominica and is valid from that date for up to 18 months.

During pre-arrival and on arrival, WIN Visa holders must adhere to all COVID 19 travel protocols (including health screening upon arrival).

Eligibility

You may apply for a WIN visa if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are of good character, without a criminal record
  • You are able and willing to make the required financial contribution
  • You can work remotely
  • You can expect to earn an income of US$50,000 or more over the next 12 months and/or have the means to support yourself, your spouse/partner, and their other family members accompanying you during your extended stay in Dominica

As the main applicant, you may apply for your family members via the same application.

Eligible family members include:

  • your spouse or partner
  • your children or stepchildren under the age of 18 years
  • any other relative who is, by reason of age or any infirmity of body or mind, wholly dependent on you for his/her subsistence

Application Process

STEP 1:

You must submit your WIN Extended Stay Visa Application Form online and pay the non-refundable Application Fee


STEP 2:

You must also upload the following documentation for yourself and any family member who is accompanying you, where relevant:

  1. Bio data page of valid passport (for yourself and all your family members)
  2. Proof of relationship of dependants (i.e. your family members). This can include, for example, a marriage, birth, or adoption certificate, depending on which family member is joining you.
  3. Police record(s) (for yourself and all your family members over the age of 18). A police record must be obtained from all the jurisdictions in which you/your family member lived in the past five years
  4. Bank reference letter
  5. Employment letter. If your income is not from a regular employment salary, then you must also provide a recent bank statement and certificate of good standing and/or credit report
  6. Passport-sized photos (for yourself and all your family members over the age of 18)
  7. Visa to Dominica (only if you/your family member is a passport holder of a country where a visa is required for entry to Dominica)
  8. Health insurance valid in Dominica and covering you and all your family members

 

For documents not in English, a translated and certified copy is required.

Once your application is received by a WIN Tourism Technical Officer, you will be automatically assigned an ID number.

 

STEP 3:

Your application is reviewed for completeness by the WIN Tourism Department. A WIN Information Officer will liaise with you if necessary.

 

STEP 4:

Once your application has been checked for completeness, it is submitted to the Permanent Secretary or Tourism Authority for recommendation, and to the Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC) for due diligence processing.

 

STEP 5:

Your application, the recommendation, and the JRCC Report is reviewed by the National Security and Home Affairs Department. Your application will be then approved or disapproved by the Minister for National Security and Home Affairs.

 

STEP 6:

If you are successful, you will receive an approval letter from the Permanent Secretary or the Tourism Authority.

 

STEP 7:

You will then be asked to pay the relevant WIN Visa Fee online within 30 days. Once the payment is verified, you will receive an automated receipt.

 

STEP 8:

Travel to Dominica, letting your WIN Information Officer know your flight and arrival details.