Known as the ‘nature island’ of the Caribbean, Dominica is paradise for those who love wilderness and greenery. A tropical island: yes, but not your typical white beaches and endless coastlines kind of island. The country is covered in mountains, dense rainforests, rivers, volcanoes, waterfalls and world’s largest hot spring.
Agriculture dominates Dominica’s economy and the island is becoming an important financial center in the Caribbean and career opportunities can be found in rising sectors like offshore banking and other corporate activities. The official language of the country is English, making it easy for many to do business.
Life on the island is not cheap, as a lot food needs to be imported, but the volcanic island does grow a large variety of fruits and vegetables that are sold on local markets.
There are a few things to keep in mind when working or doing business in Dominica. Humour is a big part of communication and Dominicans appreciate honesty and can be quite direct. You should always be on time for meetings, but don’t expect others to be. Be sure to follow the official protocol Dominicans use during meetings, they’re quite strict.
Here some of the ways to live in Dominica:
Work or Business
Working for a local company is only possible if you are filling a niche and so getting a work permit can be quite difficult and most expats moving to the island start their own business or work online.
A number of documents are needed to complete the work permit application, including a contract from a local employer for the duration of a year and the results from a medical test. Applicants must also have a return ticket to their home country or pay a deposit that could cover the cost for transport.
Dominican work permits have a standard validity of one year, but can be renewed, and all non-nationals need one in order to work in the country.
Through your Family
Here some of the ways to get citizenship in Dominica:
The due diligence fees, processing fees and government fees are to be paid in addition to the above mentioned investment requirements depending on the investment option chose.
Through your family
The passport for Dominica allows you to travel to 121 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 72.