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Benefits of a Dominica passport

Dominica citizens can travel to 145 countries visa‑free and obtain a 10‑year visa to the USA. Aside from that, Dominica citizenship allows investors to register a company in the country and optimise taxes for themselves and their businesses.

Other benefits of the Dominica citizenship program include low investment, obtaining a passport in six months, and the possibility of returning the investment.

Dominica passport visa-free countries and other benefits

Benefits of a Dominica passport

International mobility benefits of a Dominica passport

A Dominica passport gives cosmopolitans the freedom to travel abroad. They may visit some countries visa-free, including the UK and all the states within the Schengen Area. Aside from that, they can apply for a US visitor visa valid for ten years.

Travel without a visa. Citizens of Dominica can visit 145 countries without additional documents. A Dominica passport helps to extend your stay without a visa in some countries, such as Hong Kong.

Visa requirements for Dominica passport holders differ from state to state. In some countries, you’ll need to get a visa on arrival, and to travel to some other ones, for example, to Sri Lanka, obtaining an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) is needed.

The terms of visiting other countries with a Dominica passport change sometimes; they depend on international relations and geopolitical situations in the world. Please check the particular requirements before your trip.

Visa-free countries with a Dominica passport: the complete list

Europe

No.CountryConditions of entry
1AndorraVisa-free
2AustriaVisa-free
3BelarusVisa-free
4BelgiumVisa-free
5Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa-free
6BulgariaVisa-free
7CroatiaVisa-free
8CyprusVisa-free
9Czech RepublicVisa-free
10DenmarkVisa-free
11EstoniaVisa-free
12Faroe IslandsVisa-free
13FinlandVisa-free
14FranceVisa-free
15GermanyVisa-free
16GibraltarVisa-free
17GreeceVisa-free
18GreenlandVisa-free
19HungaryVisa-free
20IcelandVisa-free
21IrelandVisa-free
22ItalyVisa-free
23KosovoVisa-free
24LatviaVisa-free
25LiechtensteinVisa-free
26LithuaniaVisa-free
27LuxembourgVisa-free
28MaltaVisa-free
29MoldovaVisa-free
30MonacoVisa-free
31MontenegroVisa-free
32NetherlandsVisa-free
33NorwayVisa-free
34PolandVisa-free
35PortugalVisa-free
36RomaniaVisa-free
37Russian FederationVisa-free
38San MarinoVisa-free
39SerbiaVisa-free
40SlovakiaVisa-free
41SloveniaVisa-free
42SpainVisa-free
43SwedenVisa-free
44SwitzerlandVisa-free
45UkraineVisa-free
46United KingdomVisa-free
47Vatican CityVisa-free

Asia

No.CountryConditions of entry
1BangladeshVisa on arrival
2CambodiaVisa on arrival
3ChinaVisa-free
4Hong Kong (SAR China)Visa-free
5IndonesiaVisa-free
6LaosVisa on arrival
7Macao (SAR China)Visa-free
8MalaysiaVisa-free
9MaldivesVisa on arrival
10NepalVisa on arrival
11PhilippinesVisa-free
12SingaporeVisa-free
13South KoreaVisa-free
14Sri LankaeTA
15Timor-LesteVisa on arrival
16UzbekistanVisa-free

Americas

No.CountryConditions of entry
1ArgentinaVisa-free
2BelizeVisa-free
3BermudaVisa-free
4BoliviaVisa on arrival
5BrazilVisa-free
6ColombiaVisa-free
7Costa RicaVisa-free
8EcuadorVisa-free
9French GuianaVisa-free
10GuyanaVisa-free
11NicaraguaVisa on arrival
12PanamaVisa-free
13PeruVisa-free
14SurinameVisa-free
15UruguayVisa-free
16VenezuelaVisa-free

Africa

No.CountryConditions of entry
1BotswanaVisa-free
2BurundiVisa on arrival
3Cape Verde IslandsVisa on arrival
4Comoros IslandsVisa on arrival
5EgyptVisa on arrival
6Eswatini (Swaziland)Visa-free
7The GambiaVisa-free
8Guinea-BissauVisa on arrival
9KenyaVisa-free
10LesothoVisa-free
11MadagascarVisa on arrival
12MalawiVisa-free
13MauritaniaVisa on arrival
14MauritiusVisa-free
15MayotteVisa-free
16MozambiqueVisa on arrival
17ReunionVisa-free
18RwandaVisa on arrival
19SenegalVisa on arrival
20SeychellesVisa on arrival
21Sierra LeoneVisa on arrival
22SomaliaVisa on arrival
23St HelenaVisa on arrival
24TanzaniaVisa-free
25TogoVisa on arrival
26UgandaVisa on arrival
27ZambiaVisa-free

Caribbean

No.CountryConditions of entry
1AnguillaVisa-free
2Antigua and BarbudaVisa-free
3ArubaVisa-free
4BahamasVisa-free
5BarbadosVisa-free
6Bonaire; St Eustatius and SabaVisa-free
7British Virgin IslandsVisa-free
8Cayman IslandsVisa-free
9CubaVisa-free
10CuracaoVisa-free
11Dominican RepublicVisa-free
12French West IndiesVisa-free
13GrenadaVisa-free
14HaitiVisa-free
15JamaicaVisa-free
16MontserratVisa-free
17St Kitts and NevisVisa-free
18St LuciaVisa-free
19St MaartenVisa-free
20St Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa-free
21Trinidad and TobagoVisa-free
22Turks and Caicos IslandsVisa-free

Middle East

No.CountryConditions of entry
1ArmeniaVisa on arrival
2IranVisa on arrival
3IsraelVisa-free
4JordanVisa on arrival
5Palestinian TerritoryVisa-free

Oceania

No.CountryConditions of entry
1Cook IslandsVisa-free
2FijiVisa-free
3French PolynesiaVisa-free
4MicronesiaVisa-free
5New CaledoniaVisa-free
6NiueVisa-free
7Palau IslandsVisa on arrival
8SamoaVisa on arrival
9Solomon IslandsVisa on arrival
10TongaVisa on arrival
11TuvaluVisa on arrival
12VanuatuVisa-free

Long‑term visa to the USA. Citizens of Dominica are eligible for a B‑1/B‑2 visa to the United States. They get it for a maximum of ten years.

With a visitor visa, you can not work in the USA. But you can travel, take short-term courses, get treatment at local hospitals and attend business meetings and conferences. 

The B‑1/B‑2 visa allows you to spend up to 6 months in the US annually.

Taxation and business benefits of Dominica citizenship

Tax optimisation. One of the advantages of Dominica citizenship is the tax system of the country. Inheritance and capital gains are not taxed.

Сitizens who have not obtained tax residency in Dominica do not need to pay taxes on any income earned abroad, including dividends, interest and royalties.

Business development abroad. Citizenship of Dominica allows you to register international companies in this country. At the same time, the data of the founder is not entered in the commercial register, and their name cannot be found upon request. This helps to protect the company, its assets and the owner themselves.

Registering a company in Dominica helps to avoid other problems, e.g. foreign exchange control when dealing with foreign partners.

Lifestyle benefits
of a Dominica passport

Staying in Dominica at any time. Dominica is an island country with beautiful pristine nature and a warm climate. People who obtained citizenship of the country by investment can reside there whenever they wish.

The benefits of living in Dominica include enjoying its beaches and the water of the Caribbean Sea and visiting waterfalls, lakes and bays. Also, the cost of living there is relatively low compared to other countries — especially in the USA or EU states.

“Safe haven”. In case of emergencies that force the investor and their family to leave their country of residence urgently, the Dominica passport will allow them to open accounts in European banks and quickly leave for the Schengen area or the UK.

Cosmopolitans can travel to Dominica and live there with no time limit. When investing in real estate, they get the right to live for 1—2 weeks free of charge in the hotel where they bought a share. They can take this time to settle and find permanent accommodation in Dominica. 

Study and treatment abroad. The ability to visit the UK and the Schengen states without visas helps ensure a prosperous future for children. Cosmopolitans and their children can personally inspect schools and universities. The visa-free regime will allow parents to visit their children during their studies.

For treatment abroad, usually, a medical visa is required. The paperwork takes from 2 days to several weeks, which might be too long in case of an emergency. The Dominica passport will help out and let you travel for treatment to Europe and the UK immediately.

Benefits of Dominica Citizenship by Investment | Real estate options

Buying a share in a hotel complex in a rainforest allows investors to live 7—14 days a year there for free. The complex consists of 72 eco‑cottages next to local villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites. The price starts at $200,000

Benefits of a Dominica passport | Investment options

Shares in a five-star hotel managed by Kempinski. One of the best beach resorts in the Caribbean, it’s located next to the Cabrits National Park. The price starts at $220,000

Benefits of the Dominica citizenship program for investors

The Dominica Citizenship by investment program has several benefits that attract investors. They complement the opportunities that a passport gives.

Relatively low investment threshold. To become citizens of Dominica, applicants make a contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund or invest in real estate. The minimum donation to the fund is $100,000, which is less than in some other Caribbean countries.

Possibility to return the money. Under the option with the purchase of the real estate, you need to invest at least $200,000 in objects approved by the government of the country. The money can be returned after three to five years by selling your share.

Buying property in Dominica is more popular than a contribution to the state fund. From July 1st, 2019, to May 31st, 2020, the real estate option was chosen by two times more applicants.

Benefits of Dominica Citizenship: Real Estate
Secret Bay Hotel won Best Hotel in Dominica at the 2020 World Travel Awards. A share in an object costs $218,000 or more. Profitability is about 3% per year

Short terms. Investors receive a Dominica passport in an average of 4-6 months. It is faster and easier than other paths to citizenship in this country. For example, obtaining citizenship by naturalisation takes years because it requires long-term residence in the chosen country.

Dual citizenship is allowed. Dominica allows its citizens to hold passports of other countries. Investors don’t have to give up their first citizenship after obtaining a Dominica passport. 

No requirement to reside in Dominica. While investors can visit Dominica anytime, they are not obliged to stay in the country. Moreover, they don’t even need to visit it at any step of the citizenship acquisition process.

Family members can be added to the program. Investors can include their family members in the application. This applies to: 

  • their spouse;
  • children under 18 years old;
  • children from 18 to 30 if they are financially dependent on the investor;
  • parents who are over 65 years old and are significantly dependent on the investor.

Noble goals. The Dominica government spends investors’ money on social projects. The country is building hospitals and hurricane-resistant houses, allocating grants for education, fighting poverty and hunger, and developing alternative energy. And by 2030, the government of Dominica plans to achieve all 17 sustainable development goals proposed by the UN.

Immigrant Invest helps cosmopolitans obtain Dominica citizenship by investment. If you have questions about the program or want to choose a status for specific tasks, we invite you for an individual consultation with our lawyer.

Disadvantages of Dominica passport

There are some drawbacks to the Dominica citizenship-by-investment program, too. However, they are not as significant as the benefits. 

A remote country. Dominica is one of the Caribbean countries, so it’s pretty remote for investors from Europe and Asia. Above that, the international airport of the country is still under construction — there are no direct flights to Dominica from distant destinations.

Taking into account that investors are not obliged to visit the country, for many of them, this disadvantage won’t be significant at all. Those who do want to travel to the country and enjoy its wonders can take connecting flights or wait a couple of years until the airport is ready for international flights.

No visa-free regime with the USA. A Dominica passport allows its holder to travel to 145 countries visa‑free. However, the USA is not included in the list. On the bright side, citizens of Dominica can apply for a 10‑year visitor visa to the country. 

A B‑1/B‑2 visa allows its holder to travel within the country, attend business meetings, study at short courses and take treatment at local clinics and hospitals.

Besides, a Dominica passport allows travelling visa-free to some of the most popular destinations for tourism and business worldwide, including the Schengen states and the UK.

Global income tax for residents. Investors who obtain tax residency in Dominica must pay a tax on global income. This might lead to double taxation.

However, to become a Dominica tax resident, one must live there for most of the year. So, the investors who don't relocate to the country are not obliged to pay taxes on their income earned in other states.

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of a Dominica passport?

Dominica citizens can take advantage of several benefits. They can:

  • visit 145 countries visa‑free;
  • obtain a US visitor visa for ten years;
  • run a business in Dominica;
  • move to the country or create a safe haven;
  • optimise taxes;
  • go to the UK or the Schengen states to study or get treatment.

Also, the program offers one of the lowest investment sums in the Caribbean, and if you choose to buy real estate, you may sell it after three years and return the money.

Is the Dominica passport strong?

Yes, it is quite strong, and it is in the top 50 in the world. Dominica citizens may visit 145 countries visa-free, including the Schengen Area, the UK, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Can I live in the UK with a Dominica passport?

No, a Dominica passport doesn’t allow one to live in the UK permanently. But you may visit the country visa-free and stay there for up to 180 days.

It is allowed to enter the UK for tourism or to visit friends and relatives. If you want to study, work or marry in the country, you’ll need a visa.

Can I live in Europe with a Dominica passport?

To live in Europe, you need a passport or a residence permit card issued by one of the European countries. However, with a Dominica passport, you may enter the Schengen Area visa-free and stay there for 90 days out of 180 as a tourist.

What countries can I travel to with a Dominica passport?

Citizens of Dominica can travel visa-free to 145 countries, including the Schengen states and the UK.

Can I travel to the USA with a Dominica passport?

Citizens of Dominica cannot travel to Dominica visa-free. They can apply for a 10‑year visitor visa to the country.

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Benefits of a Dominica passport