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Dominica Citizenship

Dominica
Citizenship

Visa-free travel to 145 countries
and oceanfront real estate

Download the guide Calculate the cost
$100,000+
Investment amount
3–6 months
Obtaining period
3–5 years
Real estate
investment return
License
IMA DM

The Dominica citizenship by investment program was launched in 1993. It is popular among investors: 4,192 received Dominica passports between 2017 and 2020.

Dominica CBI program is one of the least expensive in the Caribbean. Investors can obtain citizenship by contributing $100,000 to the state fund or purchasing real estate for $200,000.

 

The real estate investment option provides an opportunity to return the money in 3 years by selling the property.

The investor can include close family members in the citizenship application, namely a spouse, children and parents.

The procedure of obtaining Dominica citizenship is completely remote.

Benefits of Dominica citizenship

1
Travel and business trips to Europe and Asia

Dominica’s citizens can visit 145 countries without visas. The visa-free destinations include the UK, the Schengen countries, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

2
10-year visa to the United States

Dominica passport holders can get a 10-year B-1/B-2 visa to the USA. The visa allows you to stay in the country for up to 180 days a year to attend business meetings and conferences, travel and get medical treatment at any US clinic.

3
“Safe haven” abroad

Investors can go abroad with Dominica passports at any time as they don’t have to get visas. It might be crucial in case of a revolution or a worsened epidemic situation in the country of residence.

4
Tax optimisation

Dominica tax residents don’t pay taxes on dividends, interest, or royalties from abroad. There are no taxes on capital gains or inheritance in the country.

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  • Step by step procedure
  • Requirements for applicants
  • Required documents
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
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Immigrant Invest
is a licensed agent
of the Dominica CBI program
(License IMA DM)

Who can get Dominica citizenship

Investor
  • Over 18 years old
  • No criminal record or prosecution
  • Capable of confirming the legality of the income
  • No serious illnesses
Spouse
Children under 30

Fully or significantly financially dependent on the investor if over 18

Parents

Over 65 fully or significantly financially dependent on the investor

Investment options
for Dominica citizenship

Investors either make a non-refundable contribution to a state fund or buy real estate in Dominica to get citizenship by investment.

1 option

Non-refundable contribution

$100,000+

Investors contribute to the Dominica Economy Diversification Fund. The contribution is non-refundable.

Investor Married couple Family of 4 Family of 5 or
more people
Contribution to the fund $100,000 $150,000 $175,000

$175,000

+$25,000 per family from the sixth applicant under 18

+$50,000 per family from the sixth applicant over 18

Due Diligence $7,500 $11,500

$7,500 for the investor

+$4,000 per family member over 16

$7,500 for the investor

+ $4,000 per family member over 16

Other fees $1,800 $2,600 $4,200 $5,800
2 option

Real estate purchase

$200,000+

Investors buy shares in government-approved properties.

The property can be sold 3 years later. It is the shortest minimum ownership period among the Caribbean CBI programs. The property must be owned for 5 years if the investor wants to sell it to a future participant of the CBI program.

Investor Married couple Family of 4 Family of 5 or
more people
Real estate purchase $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000
State fee $25,000 $35,000 $35,000

$50,000

+$25,000 per family member under 18

+$50,000 per family member over 18

Due Diligence $7,500 $11,500

$7,500 for the investor

+$4,000 per family member over 16

$7,500 for the investor

+$4,000 per family member over 16

Other fees $1,800 $2,600 $4,200 $5,800

Expenses for a family of 4

The spouses and two children of 7 and 19 years old
Contribution to the state fund Real estate purchase
Investments $175,000 $200,000
State fee $35,000
Due Diligence $15,500 $15,500
Other fees $4,200 $4,200
Total $194,700 $254,700

Individual cost calculation for Dominica citizenship

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Immigrant Invest
is a licensed agent
of the Dominica CBI program

Why do applicants need
a licensed agent’s help?

The Dominica law prohibits investors from applying for citizenship by investment on their own. A licensed program agent must apply on the investor’s behalf. The licensed agent is a consulting company that assists applicants at every stage of obtaining citizenship by investment.

Immigrant Invest is a licensed agent of the Dominica citizenship by investment program.
Selection of real estate

Individual selection
of properties
for investment

  • Discuss your tasks and goals
  • Choose between properties from reliable developers
  • Get fully prepared and verified documents for a purchase
Natalia Oganesyan
Real Estate Chief
Operations Officer,
RICS certified professional
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Step-by-step procedure
for obtaining Dominica citizenship

1 day Preliminary Due Diligence

Preliminary Due Diligence

1 day

Immigrant Invest lawyers conduct a preliminary background check to timely detect potential risks that could lead to the application being rejected. Preliminary Due Diligence reduces the rejection risk to 1%.

If there are any risks, we offer an alternative solution. For example, choose another program or attach additional documents to the application.

Our check is confidential. The only required document is a passport. 

The Immigrant Invest team includes certified Anti Money Laundering Officers familiar with all the nuances of the Due Diligence procedures in different countries.

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2 to 4 weeks Preparation of documents

Preparation of documents

2 to 4 weeks

Immigrant Invest lawyers provide the investor with a list of personal documents and financial records. Applicants submit the originals of passports, certificates, company extracts and other papers.

We translate documents, notarise copies, fill out forms and help the investor get the certificates required to participate in the program. Once the documents are ready, we submit them to the Dominica CBI unit.

 

2 to 6 months Due Diligence

Due Diligence

2 to 6 months

The Due Diligence check begins when the CBI unit receives the documents. All family members over 16 must undergo Due Diligence. 

Information about the investor and each family member is checked for compliance with the program terms. When the investor passes the check, the CBI unit notifies Immigrant Invest of the application approval.

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Up to 30 days Approval and fulfilment
of the investment condition

Approval and fulfilment
of the investment condition

Up to 30 days

After approval, the applicant fulfils the investment condition: contributes to the state fund or buys real estate.

Up to 4 weeks Getting a passport

Getting a passport

Up to 4 weeks

The CBI unit starts preparing the documents once the investment has been made. The passport and naturalisation certificate is issued within 4 weeks. The investor receives the documents by courier at a convenient address.

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Evgeniya Morozova
Head of the Legal Department
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Answers to frequently asked questions

How to obtain Dominica citizenship?

Dominica citizenship can be obtained in different ways: for example, by birth, through marriage or naturalisation after 7 years of permanent residence.

The fastest way is to participate in the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program. Applicants contribute to a state fund or buy government-approved real estate. They get citizenship in 3 to 6 months. Moreover, applicants don’t need to live in Dominica or even visit the country.

Who can get citizenship with the investor?

The investor can include a spouse, parents over 65, children under 30 in the citizenship application. Family members get Dominica citizenship at the same time as the investor.

Similar conditions apply in other Caribbean countries.

Is it possible to return the investment?

If investors buy real estate to participate in the Dominica CBI program, they can return part of the investment. They can sell their share in the property after 3 years of ownership.

The contribution to the state fund, however, is non-refundable. Investors choosing this option cannot recover their initial investment.

 

What is checked during the Due Diligence process?

Due Diligence is a crucial step in the Dominica citizenship by investment program. The CBI unit checks the applicants’ reputation, financial history and background. The submitted documents are studied in detail, and the information is verified against international databases.

Are there any additional expenses apart from the investment?

The investor pays state fees under the program. Legal services and services for translation and notarisation of documents are charged with fees too. 

The Due Diligence fee is the most significant payment among state program fees. It costs $7,500 for the investor and $4,000 for each relative over 16. The complete set of government forms, issuing a passport and a naturalisation certificate cost $800 per applicant. The family also pays $1,000 for the information processing.

The costs of participating in the Dominica CBI program vary depending on the family composition and the applicant’s specific situation. Contact Immigrant Invest to calculate the exact cost of obtaining a passport.

Investments in the resurgence and prosperity of Dominica

The Government of Dominica spends investors’ money on good causes:

  • Fighting poverty, hunger and unemployment
  • Building hurricane-resistant homes, hospitals and schools
  • Developing green energy
  • Developing infrastructure and manufacturing
  • Preserving ecosystems in the sea and on land

Learn more about the goals and objectives of the Government of Dominica and the results achieved with the investments from the CBI program.

How Dominica spends investments

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Zlata Erlach
Caribbean Investment Program Expert
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