How Do I Apply for Permanent Residence

Conditions for granting of Permanent Residence

  • Applicant should have been resident or have been employed on island for five (5) years.
  • On the discretion of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Labour.

Documents required for applying for Permanent Residence

  • Completed Application Forms. All non-nationals above the age of 18 years must complete an application form. Application forms are available at the Labour Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Labour.
  • Medical certificate stating that the applicant is in good health and has not in the past three years suffered from any communicable disease.
  • Two testimonials from persons who have known the applicant from the time he/she has been in Dominica.
  • Statement of financial position from a reputable banker or letter from employer accepting responsibility for employee and stating duration and type of employment.
  • Recent Police Record.
  • Application fee - to be paid at the Treasury Department:
    • CARICOM Nationals: EC$400.00
    • Non-CARICOM Nationals: EC$800.00
  • Treasury receipt as proof of payment of application fee.
  • Letter from applicant’s friend/family accepting responsibility for applicant while in Dominica, if applicant is not employed.
  • Cover letter requesting Permanent Residence.
  • Marriage Certificate.
  • Copies of work/resident permits issued since the applicant has been in Dominica.

For more information, contact:

Ministry National Security, Labour and Immigration
2nd Floor, Government Headquarters
Kennedy Avenue
Commonwealth of Dominica
Telephone: (767) 266 3553
Fax: (767) 448 8960
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