Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Friday, 03 July 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 to carry out biometric processing for persons wishing to obtain visas.

THE DATES HAVE CHANGED. The service will no longer be provided on 21-22 November. The date is now confirmed for the Canadian officials to carry out biometric processing on Monday 25 November 2019.

As part of the visa applications 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. On November 25th, 2019 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, finally 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 dominion nationals to travel to biometrics collection points in Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and he 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 n 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 Information 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 25th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, Dominica.

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