Dominica Citizenship by investment program
The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program is for investors and single applicants looking to obtain alternative citizenship and a second passport. This program requires a financial commitment of at least USD 100,000 government donation, or USD 200,000 investment in real estate. Successful applicants are granted Dominica citizenship for life.
Minimum Donation Option: USD 100,000
Minimum Real Estate Option: USD 200,000
- Citizenship for life, applicable for future generations
- Dual citizenship is permitted
- Dependents included:
- Children of the applicant or spouse under 18
- Children between 18-30 years old if studying and supported
- An unmarried daughter under 25 living with the applicant
- Parents and grandparents over 65 if supported
- Visa-free travel/entry to over 140 countries
- No language requirement
- Attractive tax regime; no capital gains or inheritance taxes
- Eligibility to apply for e- 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
1.The Donation Option
- 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
- USD 25,000 per additional dependent under 18
- USD 50,000 per additional dependent over 18
- 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 for Dominica Citizenship
- 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 6-8 months)
- Prepare all the documents required and pay due diligence and government fees
- Application preparation and submission via an authorised agent
- Upon approval-in-principle, the applicant will need to complete the required investment and pay remaining government fees
- The passport will be issued following completion of the qualifying investment and final approval of the citizenship
Frequently asked Questions
To qualify for citizenship, the primary applicant must be over 18 years old, of good character, without a criminal record, and make an investment or contribution in one of the qualifying investment options.
Restricted applicants are those who are nationals of:
- North Korea
Nationals of the listed restricted countries are eligible to apply for citizenship through the Dominica CIP if they:
- Have not lived in any of the restricted countries for the last 10 years;
- Have no substantial assets in any of the restricted countries; and
- Are not performing and have not performed any business or similar activity, in whole or in part, with or within any of the restricted countries
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Dependent children of the main applicant or spouse up to 30 years old (proof of full-time attendance at a recognized educational institution required for children between 18-30 years old)
- Dependent children at least 18 years old and physically and/or mentally challenged who are living with and fully supported by the main applicant
- Unmarried daughters of the main applicant up to 30 years old
- Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or spouse above 55 years old living with and fully supported by the main applicant (at least one parent/grandparent must be 55 years old)
Dominica’s passport allows visa-free travel or visa-on-arrival to over 120 countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and the Schengen Area. A full list can be accessed on the CIP website here
Dual citizenship is permitted. Citizenship is valid for a lifetime and can be granted to 2nd generation family members (children born after application approval) and 3rd generation family members (not automatic; conditions apply).
The processing time is approximately 3-5 months.
No, there is no requirement to travel or reside in Dominica prior to obtaining citizenship.
Yes, applicants are required to show that they have enough funds to make the investment. The type of documents required will vary depending on the source of the investment funds.
Yes, applicants can include money that has been gifted by a friend or family member for the investment. In most cases, additional documents will be required from the sponsor regarding their source of funds. The type of documents required will vary depending on the source of the investment funds.
Read also: Frequently Asked Questions
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.