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DOMINICA

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED FIRM

Overview

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program was introduced in 1993 by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, allowing foreign investors to acquire citizenship under certain conditions. This is now one of the world’s longest-running economic citizenship schemes and one of the most reputable. Applicants obtain an irrevocable citizenship and passport without having to reside in the country or renounce their current nationality.

  • icon Processing time

    4 months

  • icon Visa free travel

    Instant visa-free to 143 countries including the Schengen States, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong

  • icon Investment type

    Donation to Dominica’s Government Fund or Real Estate Investment in Dominica

  • icon Investment cost

    USD 100,000 for single applicant or USD 175,000 for a family of 4

  • icon Family dependents

    Spouse, children up to 30 years old, parents/grandparents without age restrictions, and siblings 25 years and below

  • icon Passport validity

    For persons above 16 years of age it will be valid for 10 years, for children under 16 it is valid for five years

Citizenship law or Residency Law

Country Info

Named as “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” for its natural environment with lush mountainous forest, natural hot springs and diving spots Commonwealth of Dominica is an attractive ecotourism destination. The country has been independent since 1979 and is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, the Organization of American States (OAS), CARICOM and various other international organizations.
Dominica is a politically and economically stable state with the lowest crime rate in the region. In addition Dominica recognizes dual citizenship.

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CAPITAL

Roseau

POPULATION

73,757

LANGUAGE

English (official), French patois

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Parliamentary republic

Benefits

Costs

To be eligible for Dominica Citizenship under its Citizenship by Investment Programme, there are two options to choose from.

1.  DONATION – ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION FUND (EDF)

Non-refundable financial contribution to a Government fund. The cost varies depending on the number of applicants and their ages.

Single Application
USD 100,000
Main Applicant plus spouse
USD 150,000
Main Applicant plus spouse and 2 dependents below the age of 18
USD 175,000
Sibling of the Main Applicant/Spouse of Main Applicant aged 18 to 25 years
USD 50,000
Any additional dependent
USD 25,000

2. REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Real Estate Investment through one of the Government approved real estate projects which could be freehold property with title deed; hotel shares; fractional ownership or land. The investment and Government Fees are payable once Dominica’s citizenship is approved.

Minimum Investment
USD 200,000
Government Fees

In addition to the purchase of real estate, there are Government fees to be paid:

Main Applicant
USD 25,000
Main Applicant plus spouse
USD 35,000
Family of 4, including the main applicant. (spouse and/or dependents up to the age of 30)
USD 35,000
Family of 6, including the main applicant. (spouse and/or dependents up to the age of 30)
USD 50,000
Family of 7, including the main applicant. (spouse and/or dependents up to the age of 30)
USD 70,000
Sibling of the Main Applicant/Spouse of Main Applicant aged 18 to 25 years
USD 50,000
Sibling of the Main Applicant/Spouse of Main Applicant below 18 years
USD 25,000

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These agencies use various international and local sources such as Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies. These fees are payable upon the submission of the application.

Main applicant
USD 7,500
Spouse
USD 4,000
Dependents over 16 years
USD 4,000

Citizenship Invest professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

Required Documents

Citizenship Invest appoints a Document Collection Specialist for each case. The firm offers a bespoke
service that simplifies the application process, requesting from clients the bear minimum. Our job is to
simplify the document collection as much as possible and when required we obtain the documents for the
client without their involvement. Please note the below list is to be used as a guideline only, after assessing
the particular case Citizenship Invest prepares a personalized checklist.

Documents required from each applicant including children:
• D1 – Disclosure Form
• D2 – Fingerprint and Photograph Verification Form (to be completed in
front of a fingerprinting officer)
• D3 – Medical Questionnaire and Certificate (to be completed by a
licensed medical practitioner)
• Application Form 12 (two (2) completed and notarized copies)
• Oath of Allegiance Form
• Certified copy of all passports held
• Original excerpt of full birth record or certified copy of full birth
certificate with MOFA attestation (i.e. a birth document that also
includes your parent’s details, or a household register, family book etc.).
• Original Police Record from country of birth, country of citizenship,
country of residence (if different), and any country in which the
applicant has resided for more than six (6) months in the past ten (10)
years, for each applicant sixteen (16) years and over. For children aged
twelve to fifteen (12-15), a sworn affidavit by the parent that a child
does not have criminal record is required
• Certified copy of driver’s license
• Certified copy of all identity documents/books or cards
• Certified copy of all military service and discharge documents, if
applicable (male applicant 18 years and above)
• Twelve (12) Original passport-size photos
• Proof of residential address (certified copy of lease agreement or
original utility bill)
• Certified copy of university/college diplomas
• Notarized affidavit of support for each dependent aged 18 or over
included in the application, with the exception of the spouse
• Original HIV test results (for all applicants aged 12 or above)
• Original Routine blood and urine test results
Forms and documents required
only from the main applicant:
• Sales and Purchase Agreement – (real estate option only)
• D4 – Investment Agreement (EDF option only)
• One original bank reference letter issued by an internationally
recognized bank, not older than 6 months. • Original 12 months bank
statements
• One original professional reference (e.g. from an attorney, notary public,
chartered accountant or other professional of similar standing), not
older than 6 months.
• One original Employment letter
• Detailed business background reports/resume/CV
• Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage
certificates with MOFA attestation (if applicable).
• Certified copy of divorce documents with MOFA attestation (if
applicable)

Timeline

MONTH 1-2

CI will pre-screen your passport for government pre-approval. A down payment for professional fees is payable to start your application.

CI professional team will assist and advise you with the collection of the documents required by the Government. Once the file is ready for submission, Government Processing Fees, Due Diligence and CI submission invoice are payable. CI submits your application.

MONTH 3

Due Diligence report is issued to the Government. Based on the results, the Government makes a decision on your Citizenship application. Once approved you are invited to pay the donation or investment.

MONTH 4

Citizenship Certificates and passports are issued. The balance of CI professional fee is paid.

The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

DOMINICA VISA FREE countries

* Visa on arrival

143Countries

AMERICAS
  • Argentina
    Belize
    Bermuda
    Bolivia *
    Brazil
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Ecuador
    French Guiana
    Guyana
    Nicaragua *
    Panama
    Peru
    Suriname
    Uruguay
    Venezuela
AFRICA
  • Botswana
    Cape Verde Islands *
    Comores Islands *
    Egypt *
    Eswatini (Swaziland)
    Gambia
    Guinea-Bissau *
    Kenya
    Lesotho
    Madagascar *
    Malawi
    Mauritania *
    Mauritius
    Mayotte
    Mozambique *
    Reunion
    Rwanda *
    Senegal *
    Seychelles *
    Sierra Leone *
    Somalia *
    St. Helena *
    Tanzania
    Togo *
    Uganda *
    Zambia
EUROPE
  • 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
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    Vatican City
ASIA
  • Bangladesh *
    Cambodia *
    Hong Kong (SAR China)
    Indonesia
    Laos *
    Macao (SAR China)
    Malaysia
    Maldives *
    Nepal *
    Philippines
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Sri Lanka **
    Timor-Leste *
    Uzbekistan
OCEANIA
  • Cook Islands
    Fiji
    French Polynesia
    Micronesia
    New Caledonia
    Niue
    Palau Islands *
    Samoa *
    Solomon Islands *
    Tonga *
    Tuvalu *
    Vanuatu
E-VISA COUNTRIES
  • Australia – Online Visitor e600 visa
    Bahrain
    Gabon
    Georgia
    India
    Sri Lanka
    Turkey
    Zimbabwe
Caribbean
  • Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Aruba
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
    British Virgin Islands
    Cayman Islands
    Cuba
    Curacao
    Dominican Republic
    French West Indies
    Grenada
    Haiti
    Jamaica
    Montserrat
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Maarten
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
Middle East
  • Armenia *
    Iran *
    Israel
    Jordan *
    Palestinian Territory

*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

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Content
  • 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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