Visa applications for Haitians suspended till July 16

The Ministry of Justice, Immigration and National Security has said that there is a suspension of the receipt of new visa applications for Haitian nationals effective June 26, 2018.

Haitian nationals are hereby advised of the following:
1. Application fees should not be sent in advance of the applications and;
2. Application fees should also NOT be sent via Wire Transfers.

Applicants may resume submission of visa applications on July 16, 2018.

Haitians nationals living in Dominica are advised that they should inform their relatives of the suspension.

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27 Comments

  1. Noty
    September 21, 2019

    How Haitien can get a Visa.
    How is the processus?

  2. Affa
    June 27, 2018

    I love my Haitian people, I believe everyone including the Hatians have to be treated fairly. While I do not know what immigration policies are in place to cover this situation, one needs to keep in mind the size of Haiti’s population, 10 to 11 million. Your small population can get seriously impacted and overwhelmed if the appropriate and proper checks and balances are not in place to control immigration it could prove disastrous. Yet we have to be fair.

  3. The most High is watching and listening
    June 27, 2018

    No one is stopping Dominicans from selling their produce, but themselves! Haitians have a work ethic which many Dominicans are now learning from thus helping the economy. If it was not for the Haitians the Market would be empty and everywhere closed by 2pm , Roseau like a ghost town! The way some of you talk about Haitians is a disgrace. You seem to forget we share the same history. However, they had the tenacity and brilliance to overthrow the oppressors (and the oppressors are punishing them for this to this day) Also, there are more Dominicans residing abroad than in Dominica, yet you all want to wash your tongues on Haitians but complain when other Islands treat Dominicans like second class citizens. Bon Dieu parka Dormir!

    • out of south city
      June 27, 2018

      VERY WELL SAID. We are our worse enemies. Africans originated form one place, AFRICA, and were dispersed to various countries around the world. We have so much self-hate that it is not funny. We were taught to hate each other and until we graduate from massa’s mindset, we will continue on that path to be mentally enslaved. There is a great historian who said, “The African has no friends.” (Dr. John Henrik Clarke) Inspite of how our fore-parents were treated, we still suck up to our enemies.

      UNAPOLOGETIC

    • June 28, 2018

      A most valid observation you make here !

  4. June 27, 2018

    This “mouton batallie” syndrome which has hit our country since this DLP led administration took over the reigns of office leaves a lot to be desired. The ignorance of these people is so loud that it shows the level of stupidity they are prepared to entertain. The CARICOM agreement requires it’s nationals to travel visa free throughout it’s territories; and Haitians are part of the system, there are countries where even we as Dominicans are allowed to travel visa free. What explanation did the minister give for the Government’s actions. Are we as Black people now prepared to join our White colonizers and continue to punish our Haitian brothers and sisters for taking their Independence from their colonial oppressors. It’s time for people of conscience to “free yourselves from Mental Slavery”. But then again i’m left to that conclude that IGNORANCE and STUPIDITY are first cousins.

    • Toto
      June 27, 2018

      Gabriel I have a problem with that, seriously. If you give people preference on basis of their color you are no different from right-wing rednecks or what the colonizers in S. Africa. That is not what Mandela preached and tot this day I admire that man. Equality is equality in every aspect and can not be based on the color of a person skin. I mean, how black do you have to be, to be a brother or a sister, who decides that?

    • June 28, 2018

      My sentiments exactly !

  5. Toto
    June 27, 2018

    Listen pal, I think we are a bunch of hypocrites. We charge Haitians dry cash to come to Dominica and tell them they get it back when they leave our country legally. Then we sell them a Dominican passport again and charge them again for taking them in a rickety boat our neighbours. Why you think Haitians come to a poor country like ours if it is not for that. You think they come to Dominica to make a career when our own people have no roof over their head, no jobs and desperate to leave the island themselves? That Haitian business is a business, nothing to do with love for brothers and sisters but everything with making money in an underhand way. We should be honest with ourselves and stop blaming others.

  6. Food
    June 26, 2018

    Why do haitians need a visa to come to dominica if Haiti is a member of Caricom?

    • Me
      June 27, 2018

      For the same reason Jamaicans, Commonwealth citizens, need a visa to visit the U,K,.

  7. Patriotic dominican
    June 26, 2018

    Dominica soon need to get strict.like the bahamas.trinidad.and barbados.

  8. Cynthia
    June 26, 2018

    Honestly, I don’t think having more Haitians sit on the side of the road and in the markets, selling overprices vegetables, is a talent and is what the country needs. Are you saying there are no Dominicans who want to sell their own produce? Can’t they do that in their own country?

    • The most High is watching and listening
      June 27, 2018

      No one is stopping Dominicans from selling their produce, but themselves! Haitians have a work ethic which many Dominicans are now learning from thus helping the economy. If it was not for the Haitians the Market would be empty and everywhere closed by 2pm , Roseau like a ghost town! The way some of you talk about Haitians is a disgrace. You seem to forget we share the same history. However, they had the tenacity and brilliance to overthrow the oppressors (and the oppressors are punishing them for this to this day) Also, there are more Dominicans residing abroad than in Dominica, yet you all want to wash your tongues on Haitians but complain when other Islands treat Dominicans like second class citizens. Bon Dieu parka Dormir!

  9. How about indefinitely
    June 26, 2018

    In every country, there is a “Haitain” problem, yet in Dominica, they want to have them come in by the boat loads? (Not trying to be offensive) :-? :-? :-? Point is, need Haitian population control. I mean, the first thing the women do is make children….

    • The most High is watching and listening
      June 27, 2018

      “In every country there is a Haitian problem” Really! Please elucidate. What is this ‘Haitian problem’.I guess when Dominicans immigrate to other countries for a better life, they NEVER have any children!
      Should we advocate for ‘population control’ for Dominicans living abroad?

  10. Great
    June 26, 2018

    How about indefinitely? Pretty soon there’s gonna be more Hatiain’s than Dominicans in the country. I mean, you may not want to hear it, but their attitude, majority, is distasteful and lacking humility, always believing you owe them.

  11. Not A Herd Follower
    June 26, 2018

    The imposition of visa requirements on Haitians to visit Dominica is against the CARICOM Treaty. A case should be submitted to the CCJ, challenging this imposition.

  12. June 26, 2018

    We have enough Haitians already , soo we wont have any true Dominicans just Haitians and chines, we should follow Trump zero tolerance lock them up and send them back. let them go to Miami.

  13. June 26, 2018

    I it because to many Haitians coming to Canada in droves with Dominica’s Passport claiming Refugee Status, also the Middle Eastern flocking to South America with Dominica’s Passports including the Latin Americans and the Chinese, just asking, more tocome

  14. Toto
    June 26, 2018

    I wonder why. Does Skerrit’s absence have anything to do with this?

  15. DC
    June 26, 2018

    Our Haitian brothers and sisters should be able to visit without any restrictions. There should be no visa requirement. PM, The Haitian people have suffered enough, let us ease their burden. I say no visa period!

    • Me that say
      June 26, 2018

      do you go to America without visa?

      • DC
        June 26, 2018

        What does this have to do with our Caricom affairs? The Caricom Countries must be United, by imposing visa on another member, we are weakening the link. The Haitian people have been oppressed for too long. We must not be followers, we are one Caribbean people! Go easy on the Haitians! One Love!

      • we should love others like ourself.
        June 27, 2018

        is Dominica a part of the CARICOM or is it a part of the 52 states of the USA? what kind of question is this. do you go to America without Visa?

  16. Sams
    June 26, 2018

    That make no sense just let them enter free port Viva welcome to Dominica

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