ROSEAU, Dominica – Travellers to Dominica can now complete their immigration and Customs declaration forms ahead of their arrival in the country, as the authorities announced that a new system has gone into effect.
“This progressive process aims to make travel to Dominica as seamless as possible while adhering to the legal requirements for Immigration and Customs and Excise,” according to a government statement.
Last month, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that Dominican nationals and holders of Dominican passports will not be required to fill out the embarkation and disembarkation forms with effect from March 6.
“We will be introducing a new form for visitors to the country. It has the immigration section and also the customs declaration,” Skerrit said then.
“You will only be subjected to immigration when you are coming into Dominica. There will be no need for you to go in another line after you have checked in to the airline to give your passport to be stamped,” Skerrit said, warning “that does not mean that the police there or Customs cannot pull you aside and question you and search you if they see you are suspicious…”
The government statement said travelers to Dominica can now visit the ED card website at www.edcard.dominica.gov.dm and complete the online form any time prior to travel to the island.
“Upon submission, a confirmation with QR code, name, and flight details will be received.
This confirmation should be either saved to a mobile device or printed for presentation to the authorities,” it added.