Dominica Citizenship Program

Dominica – The Nature Island 

Dominica is a beautiful island in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea. It is located to the southeast of Guadeloupe and the northwest of Martinique. Dominica covers 290 square miles with the highest elevation point being Mount Morne Diablotins at 4,747 ft.

Dominica has a population of c. 72,000 with the vast majority of Dominicans being of African descent. There is also a small

European origin minority as well as a handful of Lebanese, Syrians and Asians. The country’s official language is English.

Dominica is a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations and, since 1979, a member of La Francophonie. The island’s currency, the East Caribbean Dollar, is pegged to the US Dollar (USD 1 : ECD 2.7).

Striving  towards  its ultimate  goal of national  development,  the  Government  of Dominica  established the Economic Citizenship Program in 1993. The program has a long and reputable history. Those meeting the requirements of the program are rewarded with full citizenship, including a passport and the right to permanently reside and work in the country. One of the ways to obtain citizenship is by making an investment of US$ 220,000 plus associated government fees into a government approved real estate project.

Dominica Citizenship – Investor Benefits

  • Citizenship for life, including an unlimited number of eligible dependents, passed down to generations (applicants are not required to visit or reside on the island).
  • Passports are issued in approximately 90-120 days of filing an application.
  • Dual citizenship is permitted without the requirement to notify the applicant’s home country.
  • Generous tax regime – no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income or capital gains tax.
  • With the currency pegged to the US dollar, a favorable business development environment.
  • Visa free travel to over 120 countries including the United Kingdom, Schengen countries, Hong Kong, Singapore and many others.
  • Full residency status and the right to work in Dominica.

Application Process

Step 1 – Reservation Form

The investor signs a reservation form and submits a deposit of 10% against the investment to secure their interest in the investment.

Step 2 – Application Forms & Document Submission

The investor collates the required documents (contact us for more information) and completes the required application forms with the assistance of their service provider. Processing fees and due diligence fees must be paid along with the application directly to the service provider. The investor will execute the Sale & Purchase Agreement at this stage.

Step 3 – Application Processing & Payment

Application processing takes approximately 90-120 days from filing an application. Within 7 days upon approval of the application, the investor will pay the remaining balance and applicable government fees and share registration fees upon which an Ownership Certificate will be issued to the investor.

Step 4 – Closing and Transfer

Proof of ownership will be submitted to the government and the Citizenship Unit will issue the Certificate(s) of Citizenship and subsequently Passport(s). This usually takes 3-4 weeks.