As a citizen of Dominica, you are required to renew your passport before expiration. Take note, the Dominica passport validity period is 10 years for adults and 5 years for children under 16 years of age. Indeed, to travel abroad you must have a minimum of 6 months validity for it to be accepted. Therefore, Dominica citizens should plan ahead and renew it at least 9 months in advance.
Fortunately, the Commonwealth of Dominica offers a quick and easy renewal process for all citizens. There are several options available for renewal. Depending on which option you choose, it can take up to six weeks or as little as 10 days. Follow the easy steps below to make the renewal as painless as possible.
No Need to Travel to Dominica
Your Dominica passport can be renewed at any Dominica embassy, consulate, honorary consulate or high commission office. Additionally, if you happen to be in Dominica, you can renew it through the local government office in Roseau – the capital city.
Although it is possible to renew the passport in person, it can also be done remotely by sending in the required documents and fees. This is very convenient for Dominica citizens who would need to travel long distances to access an authorized government office.
However, for Dominica citizens in locations such as the UAE, Athens, London or the Caribbean it may be easier to just do it in person, as there are local offices there to assist you.
Requirements to Renew Your Dominica Passport
The list of requirements to renew your Dominica passport depends on the office you choose for the renewal. For example, using an honorary consulate is beneficial because they assist with document preparation. Furthermore, the turn time may be significantly reduced e.g. 10 days vs six weeks. On the other hand, the fees are significantly higher.
Alternatively, going through the official UAE consulate will require lower fees but more effort on your behalf to prepare the documents. Assuming you decide to use an honorary consulate office such as in Athens, the required documents you can expect to prepare are:
- Certified copy of the Birth certificate or extract from the Birth Record, duly translated into English.
- Certificate of naturalization copy.
Dominica Passport Copy (old passport).
- Passport Form application.
- Two (2) passport size photos, for the passport form application.
Send in scanned copies of everything first for preapproval. They will double check it and you can make any necessary adjustments before you follow up with the signed copies. If all goes well, you will have your new passport within 2 weeks.
Dominica Passport Benefits
Easy renewal of your Dominica passport is one of many benefits of Dominica citizenship by investment. Additionally, successful applicants enjoy visa free travel to 137+ countries, pay no tax on international income, dual citizenship is allowed and the application process is 100% confidential. Plus, there is no need to ever visit the island during the application process or to ever reside there.
But for those who desire the Caribbean lifestyle, Dominica is an ecotourism paradise with unique flora and fauna. Indeed, the island is naturally suited for the new age of social distancing. Plus, the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was swift and effective allowing the Dominica economy to quickly stabilize.
Furthermore, Dominica citizens enjoy the right to live and work on Dominica or any of the CARICOM or OECS countries. Many countries in the Eastern Caribbean quickly controlled the virus and now offer visitors long term remote work visas.
This is especially true for those holding Caribbean passports – you have the right to live and work on the idyllic Caribbean island of your choice – no visa necessary.
Why Choose iGlobal?
My partners and I have a combined 35+ years of experience working with the Caribbean CBI programs including Dominica. Additionally, iGlobal is well integrated locally and we will help you to efficiently and effectively acquire Dominica citizenship at the lowest possible cost.
After obtaining Dominica citizenship we are there to assist as you complete the transformation away from your country of origin and begin your new life. This includes passport renewal and other beneficial services. Contact me to begin your journey to global citizenship and financial freedom.