The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica announced that the immigration department would remain close for normal works and business on 16 July 2021. Due to the upgrading of the system for the further implementation of the E-passport system in the country.
The department would be resuming its work from 19 July 2021 for the normal business and work.
The government said that those who had already applied for their Dominican passport could choose to wait for a biometric one, and those applying for passport renewal would now be issued the new version of the passport. The procedure for changing old passports to the new biometric passport would be circulated.
By the introduction of the biometric passport, the government had added many security features to the traditional passport that would be having a microchip embedded inside it. The microchip would be containing the personal data of the passport holder, which would include the fingerprint and iris information. These features make the document much safer, as well as these features make it difficult for fraudsters and criminals to replicate compared to information on a printed page. Holders of Dominica’s biometric passport can also use the ePassport gates at border control for faster entry into their destination.
Those people who hold the Dominican passport enjoy hassle-free entry into over 140 countries and territories worldwide. Country also offers the world’s best citizenship by investment programme, through which they allow the investors who had undergone rigorous security checks by on-the-ground and external agencies for becoming Dominica’s citizens.
Candidates could either add to the Economic Diversification Fund or spend on pre-approved real estate, and those who become citizens could enjoy the rights of working, studying, and living in Dominica. Fund generated by CBI would be used to develop Dominica’s economy and advance the quality of life of its citizens.
For the past 4 years, Dominica has been ranking as the world’s best offering for CBI by specialists at the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management magazine.