Dominica

Citizenship by Investment

Overview

Brief Introduction: Dominica, officially The Commonwealth of Dominica, is situated along the East Caribbean archipelago and is an economically and politically stable democracy. Dominica is a member of the United Nations, The Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and The British Commonwealth. The country boasts incredible natural countryside, over 300 rivers, and beautiful waterfalls. The Citizenship By Investment program is the fastest in the Caribbean, with the exception of the AAP (Accelerated Application Process) in St.Kitts & Nevis (60 days).

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Dominica, officially The Commonwealth of Dominica, is situated along the East Caribbean archipelago between Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south. The largest of the Windward Islands, the Caribbean Sea is on its west coast and the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

The island is 290 square miles, 29 miles long and 16 miles wide (25kms) and has a volcanic, mountainous landscape covered in lush, tropical rainforest. It is often referred to as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, with its 365 rivers (one for each day of the year) and numerous impressive waterfalls. In recent years, the country has become something of an eco destination for nature lovers and one of its rainforests is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dominica’s population, recorded as 71,293 in the 2011 census, is a mix of African, Carib, English and French all fully reflected in the island’s rich architecture, music and culture.

The Government is a parliamentary democracy with a President as Head of State. The executive power is with the Cabinet led by Prime Minister, the Honourable Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, Labour Party, who is fulfilling his 4th term in office. Dominica boasts the lowest crime rate in the Caribbean and is a politically and economically stable country.

Dominica is a member of the United Nations, The Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and The British Commonwealth.

The Government of Dominica introduced the Dominica Economic Citizenship program in 1993 when they waived the right for residency and amended the Dominica Citizenship Act to allow investors to apply for Dominica citizenship for a stipulated investment.

Chapter V11, Section 101 of the Dominica Constitution states that Dominica citizenship can be granted through Naturalization for a person who has been continually resident in Dominica for more than 5 years if they apply for naturalization and pay the prescribed fees.

The Dominica Government now considers the Dominica citizenship program to be one of its main sources of funds for the development of Dominica. The Dominica Government uses their economic citizenship investments for public and private sector projects with emphasis on tourism and agriculture in the private sector and the building of school and hospital renovation in the public sector.

Capital
Roseau
Population
73754
Language
English
Government Type
Parliamentary Republic
Currency
Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Exchange Rate
1USD = 2.7XCD

ADVANTAGES

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT OPTIONS

1. Donation (Economic Diversification Fund “EDF”) - nonrefundable financial contribution to government fund, depending on number of applicants and their ages

Single applicant
$100 000
Main applicant plus spouse
$150 000
Main applicant plus spouse & two dependants
$175 000
Sibling of main applicant or spouse (aged under 30)
$50 000
Any additional dependant (other than spouse, sibling of main applicant, or sibling of spouse)
$25 000

2. Real Estate - Investment in a government-approved real estate project which could be a freehold property, hotel shares, or fractional ownership.

Minimum investment
$200 000

Government Fees

When the application is approved, the following government fees will apply:
Main applicant:
$25 000
Main applicant and spouse
$35 000
Family of four (up to three dependants other than sibling)
$35 000
Family of six (up to five dependants other than sibling)
$50 000
Family of seven (up to six dependants other than sibling)
$70 000
Additional dependant (sibling of main applicant or sibling of spouse)
$50 000
Additional dependant
$25 000

Additional Fees (for both Investment Options)

Due Diligence & Background Checks:
Compulsory background checks are payable to Government-preferred international due diligence agencies to screen applicants (ie:Interpol).
Main applicants
$7500
Spouse
$4000
Any dependant over 16
$4000

Other Fees

Processing Fee
$1 000 (per application)
Naturalization Fee
$250 (per person on the application)
Passport
$1200 (per person on application)
Professional, legal, and courier fees are additional and can vary. Please contact us to provide a full, itemized and detailed quote for your application.

TIMEFRAME & PROCESS

Step One:

You will be appointed a specialized team member to advise you on the collection of documents required. Our team will support you every step of the way to ensure all documents are perfect in order to ensure a successful application.

Step Two:

Government processing fees, due diligence fees, and professional & legal fees are payable when we are ready for you to courier your documents for submission to the government.

Step Three:

Once the application has been submitted, due diligence will take 3-4 weeks. You will receive an approval letter when the government receives the due diligence report. Once accepted you are requested to pay the donation or investment.

Step Four:

A Naturalization Certificate and your passport are issued in your name and couriered to you.
*Three to four months is a very realistic time frame for the completion of the entire process.

DOMINICA VISA FREE COUNTRIES

145

COUNTRIES

AMERICAS

Argentina, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

MIDDLE EAST

Armenia, Bahrain, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territory, Turkey

CARIBBEAN

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba, British Virgin Islands, Cayman IslandsCuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French West Indies, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands

EUROPE

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City

ASIA

Bangladesh, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Indonesia, Laos, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan

AFRICA

Botswana, Cape Verde Islands, Comoros Islands, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, St. Helena, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

OCEANIA

Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

FAQ

The average time of an application is 3-4 months.
Yes, all permitted dependents can be included in an application for economic citizenship. This includes dependent children under the age of 30 and dependent parents over the age of 55. Children over 30 years must apply as single applicants in a separate application.
Children of 18-30 years are deemed dependents provided they are in full-time education or are entirely independent on the applicant. Parents over the age of 55 are also deemed dependents provided they are entirely dependent on the applicant.
Currently citizens from Iran, Russia and Belarus are restricted from applying for citizenship in Dominica. If citizens from Iran have resided outside of Iran for a certain number of years they can still be processed. Please contact us directly for more information.
This is a background check on every applicant over the age of 16 years. The Dominican Citizenship By Investment unit has preferred agencies that will use Interpol, World-Check and government agencies where the applicant has resided. The fees are payable when we submit the application and are non-refundable. The prices are determined by the Government of Dominica and are $7,500 for a main applicant and $4,000 per applicant over 16 years.
For the Donation option the funds are non-refundable and would only be payable once you have had a successful due diligence check and been approved for citizenship. The Real Estate Investment option is an investment into Government approved real estate projects. Caribbean Citizenship works solely with developers who have completed projects that are operational and successful. Your asset can therefore offer a rental return or be re-sold in the future. Clients prefer the real estate route to an additional asset, a Certificate of Title to property, as well as utility bills in their name.
You can travel to 145 countries, including Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Switzerland, China, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Please contact us for current visa-free and visa-on-arrival listings.
Yes, all Dominican passports clearly state the original place of birth.

There is no requirement to reside in St Kitts & Nevis to maintain citizenship.

No there is no need to travel to Dominica our team will support you in submitting the paperwork and liaise with the Citizenship Invest Unit on your behalf
The donation option starts at $100,000 donation for a single applicant and for real estate $200,000. Both options have legal fees, due diligence fees, application fees and passport fees in addition.
Yes, newborn children are eligible for citizenship by descent.
Yes, our firm will help you secure any and all additional ID documents following your successful citizenship application.
Yes, we help families renew passports and replace passports. You will receive both your old and new passports back after the process.

BROCHURE

  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List of countries Visa free and on arrival

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