Are you fed up with wave after wave of lockdown, continual uncertainty, and staring at the same four walls every day? We get you. That’s why we have created a Work In Nature (WIN) Extended Stay Visa – so that you and your family can come to the Nature Island of the Caribbean and live and work here for a while instead.
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You may apply for a WIN visa if:
As the main applicant, you may apply for your family members via the same application.
Eligible family members include:
STEP 2: You must also upload the following documentation for yourself and any family member who is accompanying you, where relevant:
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.
Application Fee (non-refundable): US$100
WIN Visa Fee
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).
Yes, you must complete the normal visa application process before applying for the WIN Visa.