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Dominica Passport Requirements

Citizens of the U.S. require a passport and valid return ticket when visiting Dominica, but they do not need a visa. Canadian citizens require an official photo identification and proof of citizenship.

U.S. citizens should take special care to secure their passports while traveling as it can be time-consuming and difficult to acquire new proof of citizenship to facilitate return travel should the passport be lost or stolen. There is a departure tax assessed when leaving Dominica. Children under twelve years of age are exempt from the departure tax.

Prior to departure from the U.S., sea travelers must have a valid U.S. passport or other original proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a certified U.S. birth certificate with a government-issued photo ID.

While a U.S. passport is not mandatory for sea travel, it is recommended since it is a more readily recognized form of positive proof of citizenship.

The U.S. Consulate General recommends traveling with a valid U.S. passport to avoid delays or misunderstandings. A lost or stolen passport is also easier to replace when outside of the United States than other evidence of citizenship.

For further information concerning entry requirements, travelers can contact the Embassy of the Commonwealth of Dominica, 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016, telephone (202) 364-6781, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or the Consulate General of Dominica in New York at (212) 768-2480. Visit the Dominica Division of Tourism official web site at for more information.

For travel to Dominica, Canadians are only required to be in possession of valid official photo identification (such as a driver's license) and proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate). However, travelers may encounter difficulties upon entry/departure without a valid passport. All travelers to Dominica must also be in possession of an onward or return ticket.

These requirements are subject to change at any time. It is the traveler's responsibility to check with the country's embassy or its consulates for up-to-date information.

U.S. State Department
  • Canadian Consular Affairs

    Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
    February 17, 2020