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Labor Laws in Dominica

  • Annual Leave: Minimum of 14 days
  • Maternity Leave: 12 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 12
  • Workweek: 40 hours per week.

Income Tax in Dominica

Individual income taxes are progressive, ranging from 0% to 35% based on the worker’s earnings.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Dominica

The standard VAT is 15%.

Social Security in Dominica

Social security contributions for employers and employees are as follows:

  • The employer must contribute to social security at a rate of 7.75% of an employee’s earnings, up to a ceiling of XCD 6,000 per month.
  • The employee generally contributes to social security at a rate of 6.25%of earnings, up to a ceiling of XCD 6,000 per month

Work Visas Dominica

Work In Nature (WIN) Visa:

  • Purpose: Designed for digital nomads.
  • Duration: Up to 18 months.
  • Application Fee: $800 for a single applicant, $1,200 for a family.
  • Income Requirement: Minimum annual income of $50,000.
  • Additional Requirements: Health insurance for the duration of the stay.
  • Family Inclusion: Dependents can be included in the application.
  • Tax Benefits: No local income tax on foreign income.
  • Renewal: No option to renew.

Work Permit:

  • Purpose: For foreigners seeking employment in Dominica.
  • Application Process: Involves the prospective employer applying on behalf of the employee.
  • Requirements: Proof of job offer, relevant qualifications, and adherence to immigration regulations.
  • Duration: Typically tied to the length of employment contract, renewable.

Temporary Residence Permit:

  • Purpose: For long-term employment or residency.
  • Requirements: Similar to the work permit but for extended periods.
  • Duration: Typically longer than standard work permits, subject to renewal.

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