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I'm afraid not, no. The fact that the Dominican has obtained residence in France under French law does not change the fact that they are Dominican and does not afford them any additional rights than they already have with respect to entering the UK.
Only when a Dominican national has naturalised as a French citizen and obtained a French passport would then then receive the same EEA rights as other French citizens. In this circumstance they would be able to travel to the UK without restriction on the basis of that French passport.
Until then they must apply for a visa.
If they travel without a visa then they will not be permitted entry to the UK and would have to return to France immediately.
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No, it's very strict - they either have a visitor's visa stamp in their passport or they don't and they are permitted/refused on this basis alone.
Entry officiers are there to check visas/passports and nothing else. The decison as to whether to grant a visa to a person in the first place on the basis of the documentation they have provided is the sole purview of the UKBA prior to travel.
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