Foreign Maritime Entities

Foreign Maritime Entities (FME’s)


A business entity incorporated in a state other than the Commonwealth of Dominica must register as a Foreign Maritime Entity in order to be eligible to own a Dominica flagged vessel.


The necessary information to be provided to office in order to proceed with the registration as a Commonwealth of Dominica FME is as follows:


     • Certified copy of the Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Charter or other formation document

       of the entity.

     • Evidence of the foreign entity’s current existence under the laws of the state of its formation and

       its good standing with that jurisdiction.


To register as a FME Commonwealth of Dominica FME application is available here and questions regarding FME’s can be sent to


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