Announced on March 22, 2021, ‘Work in Nature’ is a program that permitting travelers to work remotely in the Commonwealth of Dominica for an extended period.
Dominica is the latest Caribbean country that join the bandwagon of countries who offer remote work related program or initiative. With much of the world still facing some form of travel restriction, tourism-driven nations, particularly in the Caribbean, are creating new ways of attracting visitors while those under the stress of having to work from home are increasingly seeking out alternative ways to live.
According Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), the Work in Nature (WIN) Extended Stay Visa allows professionals, entrepreneurs, academics and other “digital nomads” to relocate to Dominica and work remotely from the Nature Island for up to 18 months.
Families as well as individuals are encouraged to apply for the WIN visa with Dominica offering a family bundle programme that encourages children to attend school on the island.
In order to apply, applicants must make a non-refundable application fee of $100 while the visa itself is $800 for singles and $1,200 for families. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and of good character with no criminal record.
In addition, they must expect to earn an income of $50,000 or more over the next 12 months or have a means of supporting themselves, their spouse/partner and any dependants. Once applying, a response should be issued within seven days.