Dominica Citizenship Program

Time to citizenship

3 - 4 months

Minimum Investment

US $100,000

Type of investment

Donation - Real Estate

Visa free Countries

139 Including Schengen and UK

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.

Language

English

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Total Area

750 km2

Capital

Roseau

Government

Unitary parliamentary republic

Population

73,500

Dominica Passport Benefits

The Dominica citizenship 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 passport holders are privileged to numerous benefits:

  • No imposed taxes on non-residents

  • Citizenship is inheritable by new-born

  • Allows dual citizenship

  • Easier access to the US & Canada

  • Permanent residency status

  • Visa-free access to 139 countries, including Schengen zone & United Kingdom

Dominica Citizenship by Investment Options

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

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

Siblings

Below the age of 18 - $25,000
Aged 18 to 25 - $50,000

Additional dependents

US $25,000

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 3 years from the grant of citizenship. Furthermore, you may only re-sell that real estate under the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program after 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

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

Certificate of Naturalization

US $250 per applicant

How to Qualify for Dominica Citizenship

  • Applicants to Dominica citizenship must be at least 18 years old

  • Must hold no criminal record

  • Must prove the source of fund for the investment

  • Children dependents under the age of 30

  • Parents dependents above the age of 55

  • Siblings dependents under the age of 25

Dominica Passport How to Apply and Obtain

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 become a citizen of Dominica through investment can either make a non-refundable financial contribution or invest in an approved real estate project.
Dominica passport is ranking at 37th in terms of travel freedom, it offers holders visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 139 countries in the world.
The Dominican passport offers access on a visa-free or visa-on-arrival basis to over 139 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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