E-passport to be launched by Dominican government today

The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica is launching E-passport today, Monday, at 10:30 am. 

Dominica: The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica is launching E-passport today, Monday, at 10:30 am. 

Citizens who have not applied for the passport yet can now wait for the new version to arrive. The new features in this E-passport would include – Laser engraved data page, spark OVI and Biometric system facial recognition. 

One can download the passport application form by visiting the website at – www.dominica.gov/forms. The form can also be collected at the immigration office in Roseau, Marigot Sub-Treasury and the Portsmouth Sub-treasury.

Submission of payment for the passport ($150-adult|$75 -children under 16) at the Treasury or by e-payment at – www.epayment.dominica.gov.dm.

Following is the method to apply for the new E-passport – 

The citizens can submit the completed application form and all associated documents to the immigration office: – 

  • Two passports sized facial photos
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (if married)
  • Payment Receipt

Earlier, the Minister for National Security and Home Affairs, Rayburn Blackmoore, remarked on this initiative and stated that this would enhance border security features of Dominica, would create a watchlist for people of interest, and also keep officers apprised of information on passengers & cargo entering the nation.

Dominica is one of the few nations in the Caribbean Region that have started this initiative. Citizens who renew their passports would automatically be issued biometric documents, while those who have recently applied for a new passport would be given the opportunity to wait for the new document to be released. 

The Caribbean island would eventually permit the citizens to update their passports ahead of their official expiration deadline. 

Additionally, citizens who endure the Dominican passport enjoy hassle-free entry into over 140 nations and territories across the world. Dominica also offers the world’s best citizenship by investment programme – CBI, allowing investors who have undergone rigorous security checks by on-the-ground and outside agencies to become Dominica’s citizens.