Overview of Dominica’s Citizenship-by-Investment Programme

As Dominica is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dominican citizens can freely travel to all other 14 member states, as well as visa-free entry to Europe’s Schengen Zone and the United Kingdom.

The Dominican passport entitles holders to visa-free travel and a visa on arrival to over 140 countries.

Individuals who are interested in becoming eligible for Dominican citizenship must invest a minimum of $200,000 (USD) in a Dominican property.

 

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Investment

To become eligible for a Dominican passport, individuals must invest in a real estate development worth at least $200,000 (USD).

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Freedom of Travel

The Dominican passport allows for visa-free travel or for a visa-on-arrival in over 142 locations worldwide, including all Schengean Zone member states.

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Fast Procedure

The application processing time typically takes 3 short months.

Key Features

  • Dual citizenship is permitted.
  • Visa-free or visa on arrival to 143 countries.
  • Dominica is ideally located in the Caribbean, surrounded by the Republic of France’s Guadaloupe and Martinique Overseas Departments, and is only a few hours away from major American markets.
  • The applicant’s spouse and dependents can be added to the initial application.

 

Financial Criteria

  • Investors must purchase a property worth a minimum of $200,000 (USD).
  • Individuals must maintain ownership of their acquired property for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A monetary contribution of $25,000 (USD) to the Dominican government – for a single applicant.
  • Due diligence fees of $7,500 (USD) – for a single applicant.
  • Passport processing fees of $60 (USD) – for a single applicant.
  • Certificate of Naturalisation issuance fees of $250 – for a single applicant.

Personal Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Have a clean criminal record.
  • Be of good health.

Step-by-Step Application Procedure

Due Diligence

Complete the appropriate documents and compile all required documents.

Submit Your Application

Submit your citizenship by investment application and relevant documents to the relevant government authority.

Receive Your Passport

Once your application is approved and your real estate purchase completed, passports are issued within 2-3 weeks.

About Dominica

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Geography

The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island nation in the Windward Islands chain in the Caribbean Sea’s Lesser Antilles archipelago. Dominica has a total area of 750 km2.

 

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Population and Language

Dominica has a population of 73, 900. The official language is English, although locals also speak a dialect of French.

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Tourism

Dominica is known as the ‘nature island of the Caribbean’, attracting numerous eco-tourists and becoming a model ecotourism holiday destination.

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Education

The educational system in Dominica is compulsory and free for all Dominican citizens aged 5 to 15 years. A total of 63 schools can be found on the island, with 5 of them being private.

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Health Care

Dominica’s health care system is highly efficient, ranking higher than the United States in overall efficiency according to the World Health Organisation.

Dominica Factsheet

Continent: North America

Population: 71, 808

Government: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic

Capital: Roseau

Language: English

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Total Area: 750 km2

Time Zone: Eastern Caribbean (UTC -04:00)

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