Roseau, Dominica: The Government of Dominica has announced that from today, April 5, 2023, travellers to Dominica can now complete their Immigration Forms and Customs Declaration Forms online. The government also announced the “Online Embarkation and Disembarkation Process.”
The Ministry of Tourism took to Facebook to share the information and stated that Dominica travel had been simplified with the completion of Immigration Forms and Customs Declarations online as of April 5, 2023. A new initiative by the Government of Dominica aims to adopt digitalization to provide citizens and visitors with more cost-effective, efficient, and customer-focused services.
In order to visit Dominica, visitors can check out https://edcard.dominica.gov.dm/ to complete their form online.
READ HERE: Online Embarkation and Disembarkation Process
- Visit the website, Complete & Submit Details
Firstly, people have to check out https://edcard.dominica.gov.dm, which will direct them to the Online ED card form. Further, they can complete the online form any time prior to travel and click submit and receive Confirmation & QR Code.
- People will receive a confirmation with a QR Code
Secondly, they have to save the confirmation and QR Code to their mobile
device or print for presentation to the Immigration and Customs authorities at the port of entry.
- Present Documents
Thirdly, they have to present the confirmation and QR Code with their passport upon request to the Immigration and Customs authorities at the port of entry.
For more info, people can contact: Dominica Tourism Concierge at (767) 275-7298 / 7293 email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org 8:00am to 4:00pm daily
Individuals holding Dominica passports will no longer need to present embarkation and disembarkation forms when travelling. This new policy will apply to both arrival and departure procedures and will be applicable from March 6, 2023.
Every traveller must complete a document before embarking on their journey, which includes details such as their name and gender, date and place of birth, nationality, and passport information.
A disembarkation form is a kind of legal document used by immigration authorities in many countries which gives them information about incoming passengers not provided by the passenger’s passport (such as criminal record, health, where their stay is, and many more).
According to the statement of PM Roosevelt Skerrit, now the Dominica government will provide new simplified forms for every visitor who visits Dominica. The forms will come into effect from next month, April 2, 2023.
These new forms will be available online, and they will be filled electronically, and a QR code will be presented to authorities at the ports of entry via mobile devices.
The Dominican government desires both citizens and tourists to complete the Customs Declaration Form, with the goal of simplifying entry procedures, minimizing difficulties for individuals, and enhancing operational effectiveness across different entry points.
The Dominica government shows its interest in heading towards the digitalization of every government process and making Dominica entirely digitized. This government step will make many formalities simple and easy and save a lot of time for nationals and visitors. The Commonwealth of Dominica has moved forward on digitizing as they are ready to introduce their E-passports.
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