Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program

About the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program

Established in 1993, Dominica’s Citizen by Investment Programme is one of the fastest, longest-running and most affordable CBI schemes in the world. Dominican citizenship can be obtained in exchange for a significant financial investment in the country’s infrastructure.

The programme aims to boost foreign economic contributions to Dominica, in order to expand its economy and meet the demands of the modern competitive global market. Applicants can also make a donation towards major development projects in both the public and private sectors, or invest in government-approved real estate.

ADVANTAGES

  • Citizenship for life, applicable for future generations
  • Dual citizenship is permitted
  • Dependents included:
    1. Spouse
    2. Children up to 30 years old
    3. Parents and grandparents
    4. Siblings up to 25 years old, single and without children
  • Visa-free travel/entry to over 140 countries
  • No language requirement
  • Attractive tax regime; no capital gains or inheritance taxes
  • Possibility to apply for an online visa for Australia
  • No residency requirement
  • Fast physical processing times
  • No education or management experience required
  • Ability to live, work and settle in any other member of the CARICOM

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

  1. The Donation option

Minimum contribution:

  • USD 100,000 for a single applicant
  • USD 150,000 for applicant accompanied by a spouse
  • USD 175,000 for applicant accompanied by up to three qualifying dependents (excluding siblings)
  • USD 25,000 or USD 50,000 per additional dependent – will vary based on the age and type of dependency
  1. The Real Estate option

Purchase authorised real estate with a minimum value of USD 200,000, which must be held for at least three years

Additional fees apply, such as Due Diligence, Application, Processing fees and other Government fees

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have no criminal record
  • Provide all the required documents in English
  • Provide a letter of application for economic citizenship addressed to the Minister responsible for Citizenship
  • Make a qualifying donation or investment
  • The application must be submitted through a government-authorised agent

PROCESS (BETWEEN 3-5 MONTHS)

  • Prepare all the documents required, submit them via an authorised agent, and pay due diligence and government fees
  • Upon approval-in-principle, the applicant will need to complete the required investment and pay remaining government fees
  • The passport will be issued upon approval of the citizenship

FAQs

*The present document is intended for guidance and general information only and does not constitute or purport to provide you with legal advice. Such information is subject to changes without notice. Each case is unique and depends on the facts and circumstances of the individual and due consideration should be taken if applying the general information to your personal situation. For an evaluation of your personal circumstances one of our legal team would be happy to assist.

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