Dominica Citizenship Program

Time to citizenship

3 - 4 months

Minimum Investment

US $100,000

Type of investment

Donation - Real Estate

Visa free Countries

146 Including Schengen area, UK, and China

Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program

The government of Dominica has established Dominica Citizenship by Investment program in 1993, to boost foreign economic contributions in order to develop the country’s infrastructure, mature the local workforce by creating new jobs, generate sustained economic growth and prosperity. In return, it allows foreign investors obtain permanent legal citizenship and second passport within 3 to 4 months, being the fastest citizenship program in the Caribbean.

Citizenship by investment in Dominica is available through two options.

  • Non-refundable contribution under the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)

  • Real Estate investment in an approved project under Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit

Dominica Overview

Dominica is called the "Nature Island of the Caribbean" for its misty rainforests that conceal countless waterfalls, rivers, and the second largest active boiling lake in the world.




Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Total Area

750 km2




Unitary parliamentary republic



Dominica Citizenship and Passport Benefits

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment program of the Commonwealth of Dominica does not restrict any nationality from applying for a Dominica passport. Likewise, it does not require an applicant to take any language test nor do they need to reside or visit the country. Commonwealth of Dominica Passport holders can vote, purchase property, as well as live and work in the country.

Dominica Citizenship and passport holders are privileged to numerous benefits:

  • Visa-free access to 146 countries and territories, including Schengen zone, UK, and China

  • Citizenship is inheritable by new-born

  • Dominica citizenship allows dual citizenship

  • Easier access to the US & Canada

  • Permanent residency status

  • No imposed taxes on non-residents

Dominica Citizenship by Investment Options

Option 1: The Economic Diversification Fund ( Dominica Citizenship by Donation)

Dominica citizenship by Donation: The Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) was created to generate funds to sustain the growth of the economy and develop public and private sector projects; namely, building schools, hospital renovations, building national sports stadiums, agriculture and promote tourism.

A non-refundable contribution depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

Single applicant

US $100,000

Main applicant and spouse

US $150,000

Family of four

US $175,000

Additional dependents (except siblings)

US $25,000 per applicant

Dependent siblings:
Below the age of 18
Age 18 to 25

US $25,000 per applicant
US $50,000 per applicant

Option 2 : Real Estate (Dominica Citizenship by Investment)

The applicant must invest in a government-approved real estate project within Dominica at a minimum value of US $200,000. The investor must hold the property for at least three (3) years from the grant of citizenship. Furthermore, you may only re-sell that real estate under the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program after five (5) years of acquiring citizenship.

The following government fees also apply depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

Single applicant

US $25,000

Main applicant and spouse

US $35,000

Family up to four

US $35,000

Family up to six

US $50,000

Family of seven or more

US $70,000

Above fees do not include dependent siblings.

Dependent siblings:
Below the age of 18
Age 18 to 25

US $25,000 per applicant
US $50,000 per applicant

Additional Fees for Dominica Citizenship Options

Processing per application

US $1000

Due diligence for main applicant

US $7,500

Due diligence for spouse

US $4,000

Due diligence for dependents above 16 years old

US $4,000 per applicant

Certificate of Naturalization

US $250 per applicant

How to Qualify for Dominica Citizenship

  • Main applicant to Dominica citizenship must be at least 18 years old

  • Applicants must hold no criminal record

  • Must prove the source of fund for the investment

  • Dependent children under the age of 30

  • Dependent parents above the age of 55

  • Unmarried dependent siblings under the age of 25

  • Must undergo due diligence checks to gain approval

How to Apply and Obtain Dominica Passport

Notice: Only authorized agents are allowed to promote the Dominica program. Guide Consultants is an authorized agent listed under the Citizenship by Investment Unit to promote & provide full services for the Dominica Citizenship by Investment program.

  • Our specialized team will work with you to collect, translate and notarize the documents required, while ensuring all documents adhere to Dominica government's requirements.

  • The documents will be submitted together with the due diligence and processing fees to the government of Dominica. Your application will start; due diligence will be performed.

  • Once we secure the initial approval, Dominica government will send a letter requesting the remaining funds.

  • You make your investment for the program you have chosen.

  • You receive your Certificate of Naturalization - you are now a citizen of Dominica.

  • Your Guide Consultants advisor applies for your Dominica passport and delivers it to you.

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Dominica Visa Free Countries

Over the past number of years, the Dominican government has been successfully working to expand its list of Visa-free countries.

FAQs About Dominica Citizenship

Dominica has a low crime rate, especially towards tourists. The locals are very friendly and usually willing to provide assistance to travelers.
Investors looking to have Dominica citizenship through investment, can either make a non-refundable financial contribution or invest in an approved real estate project.
Dominica passport is ranking at 31st in terms of travel freedom, it offers holders visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 145 countries in the world.
The Dominican passport offers access on a visa-free or visa-on-arrival basis to over 145 countries, including United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Singapore Cyprus, Greece, Grenada, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and many others.
Yes, Dominica does allow dual citizenship and will never ask investors to give up their existing citizenship.
Dominica passport by investment starts at US $100,000 for a single applicant and US $175,000 for family of four as of 2020.

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