Registration of non-nationals:
As indicated earlier, every employee in Dominica, including non-nationals, must be registered, and must pay contributions. To work in Dominica, each non-national must obtain and produce a Work Permit issued by the Government of Dominica - Division of Labor & Immigration. Upon receiving that Work Permit, the employee must complete an Employee Application for Registration form, which must be submitted to the Social Security office along with the original copies of the applicant's Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate (if married), and Passport.
The only non-nationals who are exempt from coverage are:
- Members of the Foreign Diplomatic corp.,
Persons whose salaries and contributions are paid in their country of residence, and
- Persons exempted by reason of their contributions to another Social Security with whom the DSS has a Reciprocal Agreement.