Starting a Business

Understanding How to Setup Your Business in Dominica

The process of establishing a business in Dominica is guided by the following laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica:

CIPOFurther additional information regarding online registration can be obtained from Companies and Intellectual Properties Office: www.cipo.gov.dm

Steps required to establish a Business in Dominica:

  1. Apply for Work Permit( If applicable)
  2. Register/Incorporate the business
  3. Register with Inland Revenue Division and apply for a Value Added Tax (VAT) registration number
  4. Register with the Dominica Social Security
  5. Obtain Alien Land Holding Licence (if applicable)
  6. Obtain Physical Planning Division permission for construction of building (if applicable)
  7. Seek permission from other Government Agencies (if applicable)
  8. Obtain License from Fisheries Division (if applicable)