Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Friday, 21 February 2020

The Government of Canada, in partnership with the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, is pleased to announce that Canadian officials will be in the Commonwealth of Dominica on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November 2019, to carry out biometric processing for persons wishing to obtain visas. As part of the visa application process, Dominican nationals must provide biometric information (fingerprints and a photo) when applying for a Canadian visitor visa, study, work, or temporary residence permit, or for permanent residence. During the upcoming November dates, Dominican visa applicants may take the opportunity to provide biometric information in Dominica rather than travelling abroad.

If you are planning to travel to Canada for study, business, tourism, family reunions or other reasons, please complete your online visa application as soon as possible in order to take advantage of this opportunity in November. Canada is pleased that officials will be able to travel to meet applicants on-site in November, and it is hoped that this eased convenience will be fully taken advantage of. Outside of this visit, standard procedures remain for Dominican nationals to travel to biometrics collection points in Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, or Trinidad and Tobago at all other times. 

This exercise is geared towards the following individuals:


  1. Dominicans who anticipate travel to Canada;
  2. Persons who have already applied whether online or by mail for a visa, work or study permit or for permanent residence and have received their Biometric Instruction Letter; and
  3. Nationals of other biometric information-required countries residing in the Commonwealth of Dominica planning to travel to Canada.


In order to book an appointment for biometrics collection, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. referencing the visa application file number.  Canadian officials will be pleased to assist applicants with both appointments and the required Biometrics Instruction Letter during the hours listed. Officials will not be collecting applications or biometric information from applicants who have not received this letter.

All applicants will be required to bring their Biometrics Instruction Letter with them in order to have their biometrics taken. The biometrics collection will take place on November 21 and 22, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, Dominica.

Jessica Mackie 

Senior Political Advisor

High Commission of Canada 

Bishop's Court, St. Michael

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: (246) 629-3602



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