Dominica

Citizenship by investment 

Constribution
$100.000

OR

Min Investment
in real estate
$200.000
Duration
4-6 months
US E2 visa
Eligible
Direct and Lifetime
Citizenship

The island of Dominica gained its independence in 1978 but remains today a part of the British Commonwealth. This beautiful island is well known for its lush national parks, rainforests and rare natural beauties. Dominica’s economy is based on two main drivers: exports of agricultural goods such as coffee beans, cocoa, bananas and tropical fruits, and tourism.
 
Dominica citizenship by investment program 
or Dominica’s economic citizenship program was established in 1993. The country grants full citizenship to investors within 4 to 6 months. Dominica’s citizenship is guaranteed for a lifetime and can be passed on to generations.

Applicants can apply for Dominica’s passport and citizenship by donating a non-refundable contribution to the Government Fund or by investing in a Dominica real estate project. 

CAPITAL

Roseau

LANGUAGE

English

TOTAL AREA

750 km2 (290 sq mi)

POPULATION

72,324

GONVERMENT

Unitary parliamentary republic

CURRENCY

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Benefits of Dominica Citizenship

  • Citizenship in a British Commonwealth country
  • Dual citizenship is permitted; there is no need to denounce other citizenship when obtaining Dominica Citizenship
  • No residency in Dominica conditions are required
  • Naturalized Dominica citizens have the same rights as native citizens
  • The investment amount is very low in comparison to other citizenship by investment programs
  • Inclusion of dependent children up to the age of 30
  • No education or management experience required
  • Dominica Passports allows visa-free travel to over 120 countries, including the UK and Schengen countries
  • No taxes for non-residents, and no taxes on capital gains, gifts or inheritance.

LEGAL BASIS

Based on Chapter VII, Section 101 of the Constitution and Citizenship Act sections 8 and 20, the citizenship program stipulates that persons who have been a continuous resident in Dominica for five (5) years can apply for naturalization and may be eligible for citizenship. After an amendment to the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship Act in 1993, Economic Citizenship by Investment was introduced, and the residency requirement was removed to allow investors to make an investment in Dominica in the form of a government-approved real estate investment or donation to the government. Once approved, citizenship is for a lifetime and cannot be revoked.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age
  • The applicant and his family must have no criminal records
  • The applicant and his family must be in good health
  • The applicant must make the government approved non-refundable investment
  • The applicant must pay all application and governmental fees
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Timeline and Procedure

The Dominica passport can be obtained in 4 to 6 months.

 
MONTH
1

Step 1

Alt group performs a preliminary background check. Once cleared,
file preparation begins and required documents are collected.
Advisory, governments and due diligence fees are paid.

MONTH
1-2

Step 2

File is submitted

MONTH
4-6

Step 3

Issuance of “Approved in Principal” letter by the CIU (Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit).

Step 4

Investment is made in selected option, either real estate or donation.

Step 5

Naturalization certificate is issued.

MONTH
6

Step 6

Submission of passport application and issuance of Dominica passports.