Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, is an island in the Caribbean archipelago, located in the Lesser Antilles, between Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. The official language of the country is English although a large part of the population speaks Creole. This tropical paradise will be the perfect place for any digital nomad who wishes to work outdoors in the calm of lush nature, far from the stress of office life. It is not for nothing that the island is better known as “The Nature Island”.
The “Work in Nature Extended Stay Visa”
Thanks to the “Work in Nature Extended Stay Visa” (WIN), the government of Dominica gives the opportunity to any digital nomad and their family to work remotely from Dominica for up to 18 months.
The visa application is done online on the Dominica government website and the fees are 800 dollars for a single person and 1200 for a family, in addition to this a visa application fee of 100 dollars, non-refundable.
Once the WIN visa application is approved, the digital nomad has 90 days to travel to Dominica. The WIN Visa stamp is issued upon arrival on the island and then issued to the teleworker for a validity of 18 months.
> Visa eligibility requirements
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Have a clean criminal record;
- Be able to work remotely;
- Earn a salary of $50,000 or more over the next 12 months, or have sufficient funds to support themselves and their family for the duration of their stay in Dominica.
> Documents to provide
- A copy of your passport and that of your family members;
- Proof of family ties (copy of family record book, marriage certificate, birth certificate, adoption certificate) depending on the members of your family who are joining you;
- A criminal record check for you and all members of your family over the age of 18;
- A bank reference letter;
- A certificate of employment;
- A photo ID for you and all members of your family over the age of 18;
- A visa for Dominica (only if you or your family hold a passport that requires a visa to enter Dominican territory);
- Health insurance valid in Dominica, covering you and all members of your family.
All documents required to complete the visa application must be translated into English and posted on the Dominica government website.
Dominica has excellent internet coverage throughout the island thanks to modern infrastructure. Two telecommunications companies share the market: Digicel and Flow.
There is no tax treaty between France and Dominica. Thus, as mentioned on the WIN Visa website, digital nomads are therefore not taxable by the government of Dominica and therefore depend on the French tax system.
Apply for a visa: https://windominica.gov.dm/payments
For more information on living in Dominica: https://windominica.gov.dm/life-in-dominica