Roseau, Dominica – Dominica has officially launched its extended-stay visa program dubbed Work in Nature (WIN), which provides the opportunity to work remotely for up to 18 months on the island. Dominica is well positioned to welcome professionals and entrepreneurs as part of the WIN program, which allows remote workers, digital nomads, academics, families, and persons on sabbaticals, seeking a healthier work-life balance while being embraced by pristine nature.
The visa program is perfect for those seeking to rejuvenate and refuel their passions, all while still working. The island offers high-speed internet and technology services, modern health care facilities, educational options for families, and opportunities for impact volunteer programs with NGOs and private sector entities. These make Dominica the perfect choice for remote working while embracing the natural wonders right at the doorstep. WIN program participants will be able to visit waterfalls or hot springs, take nature walks or exhilarating dives, experience the local cuisine, embrace a new culture, and make new friends. Additionally, Dominica’s COVID-19 protocols have kept the infection rates very low, and the nation’s handling of the pandemic has been exemplary.
The program offers attractive incentives, such as duty-free on selected items and discounts from various service providers. As the program gains popularity, the island envisions a WIN Village – a remote worker community with various types of accommodation from luxury to moderate, an array of support services, shared social and entertainment spaces, and co-working spaces. Applications can be accessed online via www.windominica.gov.dm and cost USD$100. Responses will be provided within 7 days and confirmed applicants will have a 3-month grace period to relocate to Dominica. Fees for the Visa are USD$800 for individuals and USD$1200 for families.
In addition, the island has been recently awarded the Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council which reassures that the destination’s health and safety protocols meet globally accepted standards.
The Honorable Minister for Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, Denise Charles indicated, “This is one of the initiatives which will help boost our tourism industry in our phased tourism recovery approach, while providing a safe environment for persons to work remotely in a tropical environment. Stakeholders and island partners have all collaborated to provide an attractive program which will assist with economic recovery. This is your opportunity to discover the many wonders of Nature’s Isle!”
For additional information on the Work in Nature extended visa program (WIN) visit www.windominica.gov.dm