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Dominica CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

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Donation from$100,000

Real estate from$200,000

Time to citizenship:3-4 Months

Visa-free travel:145 Countries

Boasting the title of one of the most “untouched” Caribbean island nations, Dominica is filled with natural hot springs, coastal views, and lively rainforests. This country is an oasis for nature lovers. With the incredibly affordable Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program, being able to call it home is just a few steps away.

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Proud of being one of the cheapest programs offered in the Caribbean, citizenship by investment in Dominca starts at just $100,000. However, applicants will never be asked to sacrifice quality or benefits in exchange for a low price tag; this program has been in place since 1993 and opens up visa-free travel opportunities to 145 countries for holders of the Dominica passport, along with many other benefits.

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Origin of Citizenship by Investment in Dominica

Having been around since 1993, it is impressive that Dominica is able to maintain such affordable investment rates for its citizenship by investment program, but the government wants to do everything possible to keep enticing new applicants. Dominica uses the funds from this program to help finance health care initiatives and critical infrastructure and to bolster its capacity for tourism. Helping tourism continue to grow is vital for this island nation’s future.

Capital

Roseau

Continent

North America

Sea

Caribbean

Total Area

750 km2

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Visa-free countries

145

Population

72 000+

Language

English
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Benefits of Pursuing Dominica Citizenship by Investment

People who hold a second passport are privy to numerous benefits; visa-free travel is just the start. Dominica has worked hard to put the systems in place that allow taxation benefits, business benefits, and other travel benefits for its passport holders. It is also a point of pride for the country to allow its economic health to provide a safe haven for residents of countries that struggle with safety, finances, and unstable environments. Below are some of the major benefits of Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program:

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Ease of Travel

If an applicant is from a country that typically faces challenges when visiting countries such as the United States, the U.K., or Hong Kong, participating in the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program can open up the access that the applicant has to international travel. Additionally, holders of a Dominica passport are granted a 10-year U.S. B-1/B-2 visa to the U.S. that allows a stay of up to 6 months each year.

Tax benefits

Taxation Benefits

Citizens of Dominica, including citizens through investment, are exempt from paying tax on international dividends, interest, or royalties. The country is also free from income tax, capital gains tax, and inheritance tax. This means pursuing Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program can be a great financial opportunity for applicants who have revenue streams from other countries.

Dual citizenship

Discreet Dual Citizenship

When an applicant is granted citizenship in Dominica, that applicant’s home country will not be notified of their new citizenship, making this the perfect opportunity for people who are looking for the transaction to be discreet. Privacy is of utmost importance to the government in Dominica because its goal is to provide a safe haven when needed, which requires strong discretion.

Forward-Looking Investment

Not only can real estate investments provide returns, but the fact that this program allows applicants to add future dependents once approved and this citizenship can never be revoked. Even if Dominica decided to end its Citizenship by Investment Program, all Dominica passport holders would remain as such.

The benefits offered by Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program are robust and long-lasting. By making the proper investment now, applicants and their families can reap the benefits for generations to come. With the global future feeling more uncertain every day, investing in a plan for the future is more important than ever. Even if Dominica is not the country an applicant wants to call home forever, having it as a backup plan might be worth more than anyone can know at this point.

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Why Dominica?

While many other Caribbean nations have been claimed by tourism, Dominica seems to be the best at maintaining its natural beauty and supporting pristine beaches amongst a rise in tourism. It is actually said that if Christopher Columbus, who helped the Spanish discover Dominica, was to visit the island today, it would be one of the only Caribbean islands that he still recognizes. It also has an incredibly strong economy with a currency tied to the US dollar, so investors can feel confident in their future.

Visa-free travel
with a Dominica Passport

The Dominica passport is considered a strong travel document and provides visa-free access to the following countries.

145

visa-free countries

10 years

visa to the United States (B1/B2 visa required)

0

North America

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curacao
Dominican Republic
French West Indies
Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos

0

South America

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Colombia
Ecuador
French Guiana
Guyana
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela

0

Africa

Botswana
Burundi
Cape Verde Islands
Comoro Islands
Egypt
Eswatini
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique
Reunion
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
St. Helena
Tanzania
The Gambia
Togo
Uganda
Zambia

0

Europe

Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

0

Asia

Armenia
Bangladesh
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Jordan
Laos
Macao (SAR China)
Malaysia
Maldives
Nepal
Palestinian Territory
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Timor-Leste
Uzbekistan

0

Oceania

Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Micronesia
New Caledonia
Niue
Palau Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

Investment Options and Associated Fees

Investment Options and Associated Fees With one of the most affordable citizenship by investment programs, Dominica offers two routes to applicants pursuing citizenship. Each applicant can decide to invest in qualifying real estate or submit a contribution to the Dominica Economy Diversification Fund. It is worthwhile to note that Dominica was planning on increasing these minimum investment amounts but held off due to Covid-19.

However, these amounts may increase within the next year to be more in line with other citizenship by investment programs. If nothing else, this should be a motivator to act fast!

1 OPTION

Real Estate
Investment

$200 000

This option requires investors to purchase ownership in properties that have been approved by the government of Dominica to qualify for this program. Often, luxury hotels, condos, or other accommodations qualify. The minimum amount required for a single applicant is $200,000, which must be held for at least 3 years until it can be sold.

The unique aspect of this investment type is that the $200,000 minimum stands for an applicant and spouse, as well as a family of any size. There are additional government fees and due diligence fees that exist on a per-person basis. Due diligence fees are $7,500 for the primary investor, and an additional $4,000 for a spouse, each child aged 16 or older, or other dependents aged 16 or older. Government fees start at $25,000 for the primary applicant and rise with each additional person listed on the application as well.

Real estate

$200 000
Can be resold in 3 Years

Government Fees

The following government fees also apply

single applicant

$25 000

FAMILY OF 4

$35 000
excludes a sibling

FAMILY OF 6

$50 000
excludes a sibling

FAMILY OF 7+

$70 000
excludes a sibling

+ Sibling

$50 000
18-25 years of age

+ Sibling

$25 000
below 18 years of age

Additional Fees

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

Processing fees

$1 000 per application

Due diligence fees

$7 500 for the main applicant

+$4 000

for the spouse

+$4 000

per dependent aged 16+

Other Applicable Fees

Payable on submission of application

Depending on current
citizenship status

Certificate of naturalization fee

$250 per person

Expedited passport issuance fee

$1 200 per person

2 OPTION

Economy Diversification Fund

$100 000

The cheaper of the two options, contributing to the Dominica Economy Diversification Fund requires a $100,000 upfront investment for a single applicant. This option, unlike the real estate route, does require larger investments for each person added to the applicant’s application. For instance, an applicant and their spouse are required to donate $150,000, a family of four will need $175,000, and larger families will require $175,000 plus $25,000 for every additional dependent.

The due diligence fees for this option are the same as the due diligence fees for real estate investments. With a contribution to this fund, applicants are directly helping support Dominica and its residents, however, the investment is non-refundable and has no future profit potential.

Minimum Investment

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

SINGLE INVESTOR

$100 000

Spouse

$50 000

+ Sibling

$50 000
below 18 years of age

Dependent children

$25 000
Up to 25 years of age

FAMILY OF 4

$175 000
excludes a sibling

Processing fees

$1 000 per application

Due Diligence Fees

Payable on submission of application

MAIN APPLICANT

$7 500

SPOUSE

$4 000

DEPENDENT

$4 000
16 y.o. and more

Certificate of naturalization fee

$250 per person

Expedited passport issuance fee

$1 200 per person

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How Investments Benefit Dominica

No matter which route an applicant selects when trying to obtain a Dominica passport, the citizenship by investment program positively impacts this tiny island nation and its current residents. Through a real estate investment, applicants can support the growing tourism sector, bringing more business to local shops and restaurants. With a contribution to the fund, applicants are supporting health care advancements, innovative technologies, and more.

Working with a Competent Agent

By law, applicants are required to work with a competent agent, when applying for Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program. The government of Dominica does not consider applicants without an agent to represent them, and the process is much easier for both parties when a competent agent is involved. Our team at Global Residence Index can guide each applicant from start to finish, ensuring all documents are correct and requirements are met the first time around.

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Application Procedure

Though at a high level, many application processes for citizenship by investment programs are similar, there will always be slight nuances that are handled by our team at Global Residence Index. Here is what each applicant can expect when applying for Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program:

Document Collection & Review

Before pulling together and checking documents, our team will conduct a preliminary screening to identify any potential problems with an applicant’s history. Once complete, all the documents will be compiled and sent to Dominica.

Due Diligence

With all documents in hand for each individual listed on the application, Dominica’s governing body will review the application, checking for any issues or reasons to deny an application. This process can take anywhere from 2-6 months.

Approval & Investment

Once approved by Dominica, the applicant will have 30 days to fulfill the agreed-upon investment.

Passport Granted

If the investment is final, a Dominica passport should be sent to each member of the application within 4 weeks.

Mark Damsgaard

Head of Client Advisory

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Why Global Residence Index?

With years of experience and highly-skilled professionals on our team, Global Residence Index has some of the best and most experienced agents to help our clients through this process.

We work with many different citizenship by investment programs so we know the ins and outs of each step on this journey.

The connection we have with local governments and our diligence in working with our clients will make the process seamless while maximizing each applicant’s approval probability.

8+

years of experience

99%

approval rate

500+

passports issued

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an in-person visit to Dominica required for approval?

No, one of the best parts about this process is that it can all be done remotely. Even after acceptance, it is up to each applicant to decide whether or not to move to Dominica.

Is application approval guaranteed when working with Global Residence Index?

No, we cannot guarantee approval. However, we do our best to check each applicant’s documents prior to submitting them to Dominica, ensuring all potential issues are resolved ahead of time when possible. Please also note that the qualifying investment is only to be made after approval.

Who can I include in my application?

You can include your spouse, children up to the age of 30, parents and grandparents of any age, and siblings under the age of 25.

Can future children be added to my application?

Yes, if you have dependents in the future whom you would like to obtain a Dominica passport for, you’ll have to pay the fees required, but getting citizenship is simple!

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What to expect during your free citizenship consultation?

We proudly offer free consultations to interested applicants.
Here is what you can expect from your free consultation with our advisory team:

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By the end of the consultation, you will know if you’re eligible to apply so you don't spend time and money investigating yourself

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We will answer any specific questions you have about the program and application process

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Our advisory team will explain every step of the process in detail so you know what to expect

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We’ll help you understand the best investment option for you