Dominica Citizenship by Investment: All About the Program and obtainment of the Dominica passport

Dominica Citizenship by Investment: All About the Program and obtainment of the Dominica passport
Dominica Citizenship by Investment: All About the Program and obtainment of the Dominica passport

Dominica citizenship by investment gives cosmopolitans visa—free travel to the Schengen area, the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. This status helps to develop international business and optimize taxes. A Dominica passport can be obtained for a period of two to six months if you invest $100,000 in the country’s economy.

What the Dominica passport provides for an investor

Freedom of travel around the world. The list of visa—free destinations to those with a Dominica passport includes 143 countries including the United Kingdom, the Schengen states, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Terms of visa-free stay:

  • Schengen zone — up to 90 days of half a year;

  • Great Britain — up to 180 days a year;

  • Singapore — up to 30 days a year;

  • Hong Kong — up to 90 days a year.

A tourist visa to the USA for ten years. A B1/B2 visa entitles you to visit the United States for business or leisure purposes. US consulates accept visa documents in any country where entry is allowed with a Dominica passport.

Preferential taxation for tax residents of Dominica. There are no taxes on gifts, property and inheritance in the country. The tax on income earned outside the country is 0%.

Business development abroad. It is easy to register an international company in Dominica in order to work with foreign partners. The country does not disclose personal and financial information about business owners as their data is not entered into the commercial register when the company is registered.

Access to services of foreign banks. Foreign banks strictly check the documents and might refuse to open an account. It is easier for those of Dominica economic citizenship to use banking services. For example, in some foreign banks, they are not asked for a lease agreement and an insurance policy number to open an account. Therefore, the second citizenship allows you to make settlements without currency control and additional commissions.

Which countries are visa-free with a Dominica passport

A Dominica passport helps to travel even in a pandemic. Citizens of this country are allowed free entry to 143 of the 200 states of the world.

Dominica is a former British colony. Now it is part of the Commonwealth of Nations, which is headed by the British monarch. Citizens of the countries — members of the Commonwealth travel without visas to the states that are part of it.

Dominica has a reputation for being a peaceful and friendly nation. The list of visa-free countries is growing every year: the government decides on new agreements of visa-free entry.

Visa-free destinations for citizens of Dominica

No. Country Conditions of entry
1 Armenia visa upon arrival
2 Bangladesh visa upon arrival
3 East Timor visa upon arrival
4 Hong Kong visa-free
5 Israel visa-free
6 Indonesia visa-free
7 Jordan visa upon arrival
8 Iran visa upon arrival
9 Cambodia visa upon arrival
10 Laos visa upon arrival
11 Macau visa-free
12 Malaysia visa-free
13 Maldives visa upon arrival
14 Nepal visa upon arrival
15 Palestinian territory visa-free
16 Singapore visa-free
17 Uzbekistan visa-free
18 Philippines visa-free
19 Sri Lanka electronic permit for entry
20 South Korea visa-free

No.

Country

Conditions of entry

1

Botswana

visa-free

2

Gambia

visa-free

3

Guinea-Bissau

visa upon arrival

4

Egypt

visa upon arrival

5

Zambia

visa-free

6

Cape Verde

visa upon arrival

7

Kenya

visa-free

8

Comoros

visa upon arrival

9

Lesotho

visa-free

10

Mauritius

visa-free

11

Mauritania

visa upon arrival

12

Madagascar

visa upon arrival

13

Malawi

visa-free

14

Mozambique

visa upon arrival

15

Saint Helena Island

visa upon arrival

16

Rwanda

visa upon arrival

17

Seychelles

visa upon arrival

18

Senegal

visa upon arrival

19

Somalia

visa upon arrival

20

Sierra Leone

visa upon arrival

21

Tanzania

visa-free

22

Togo

visa upon arrival

23

Uganda

visa upon arrival

24

Eswatini

visa-free

No.

Country

Conditions of entry

1

Austria

visa-free

2

Andorra

visa-free

3

Belarus

visa-free

4

Belgium

visa-free

5

Bulgaria

visa-free

6

Bosnia and Herzegovina

visa-free

7

Vatican

visa-free

8

The UK

visa-free

9

Hungary

visa-free

10

Germany

visa-free

11

Gibraltar

visa-free

12

Greece

visa-free

13

Denmark

visa-free

14

Ireland

visa-free

15

Iceland

visa-free

16

Spain

visa-free

17

Italy

visa-free

18

Cyprus

visa-free

19

Kosovo

visa-free

20

Latvia

visa-free

21

Lithuania

visa-free

22

Liechtenstein

visa-free

23

Luxembourg

visa-free

24

Malta

visa-free

25

Moldova

visa-free

26

Monaco

visa-free

27

Netherlands

visa-free

28

Norway

visa-free

29

Poland

visa-free

30

Portugal

visa-free

31

Russian Federation

visa-free

32

Romania

visa-free

33

San Marino

visa-free

34

Serbia

visa-free

35

Slovakia

visa-free

36

Slovenia

visa-free

37

Ukraine

visa-free

38

Faroe Islands

visa-free

39

Finland

visa-free

40

France

visa-free

41

Croatia

visa-free

42

Montenegro

visa-free

43

Czech Republic

visa-free

44

Switzerland

visa-free

45

Sweden

visa-free

46

Estonia

visa-free

No.

Country

Conditions of entry

1

Vanuatu

visa-free

2

Micronesia

visa-free

3

Niue

visa-free

4

New Caledonia

visa-free

5

Cook Islands

visa-free

6

Palau

visa upon arrival

7

Samoa

visa upon arrival

8

Solomon Islands

visa upon arrival

9

Tonga

visa upon arrival

10

Tuvalu

visa upon arrival

11

Fiji

visa-free

12

French Polynesia

visa-free

No.

Country

Conditions of entry

1

Anguilla

visa-free

2

Antigua and Barbuda

visa-free

3

Bahamas

visa-free

4

Barbados

visa-free

5

Belize

visa-free

6

Bermuda

visa-free

7

British Virgin Islands

visa-free

8

Haiti

visa-free

9

Grenada

visa-free

10

Greenland

visa-free

11

Dominican Republic

visa-free

12

Cayman Islands

visa-free

13

Costa Rica

visa-free

14

Cuba

visa-free

15

Montserrat

visa-free

16

Nicaragua

visa upon arrival

17

Panama

visa-free

18

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

visa-free

19

Saint Kitts and Nevis

visa-free

20

Saint Lucia

visa-free

21

Sint Maarten

visa-free

22

Turks and Caicos

visa-free

23

Trinidad and Tobago

visa-free

24

French West Indies

visa-free

25

Jamaica

visa-free

No.

Country

Conditions of entry

1

Argentina

visa-free

2

Aruba

visa-free

3

Bolivia

visa upon arrival

4

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

visa-free

5

Brazil

visa-free

6

Venezuela

visa-free

7

Guyana

visa-free

8

Colombia

visa-free

9

Curacao

visa-free

10

Peru

visa-free

11

Suriname

visa-free

12

Uruguay

visa-free

13

French Guiana

visa-free

14

Ecuador

visa-free

Coral gardens off the coast of Dominica

Who can obtain Dominica citizenship by investment

A foreigner can obtain Dominica citizenship by investment if at least 18 years old, has no criminal record and can prove that the money for participation in the program was earned legally.

In the application for Dominican citizenship, an investor can include family members like a spouse and children. Moreover, the investor’s immediate family or spouse can participate in the program including parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters.

Family members can obtain Dominica citizenship in two ways: at the same time as the investor or by joining later when the investor receives a passport.

To include parents and children over 18 in the application, the investor or the investor’s spouse confirms that they are financially supporting the relatives. For this, the lawyers of Immigrant Invest draw up a special statement — an affidavit with checks or bank statements attached to it.

Some countries only allow adult children of investors to participate in the citizenship program if they are at university or live with their parents. Dominica holds no such requirements and considers that the children of the investor, from 18 to 30 years old, may not study and could live separately.

Brothers and sisters participate in the program if they are not married, have no children and rely on financial support from the investor or the spouse. Siblings under the age of 18 require a guardian or parental consent to obtain a second citizenship.

Age requirement for family members to participate in the Dominica citizenship program

Family member Age
Investor 👨 Over 18 years
Spouse 👩 No requirements
Children 👶👱👦 Up to 30 years
Children with mental or physical features 👧🧒 No requirements
Parents and grandparents 👵🧓 No requirements
Siblings 🧑👱 Up to 25 years

How to join relatives to the program if the investor has already received a passport of Dominica

Dominica does not limit the period of joining family members. Moreover, if relatives were initially eligible to participate in the program, the deadline for submitting documents affects the amount of investment and fees. Passports for family members would be cheaper if the investor became a citizen less than a year ago.

Investments for joining family members

Family members Investor received a passport
less than a year ago
Investor received a passport
more than a year ago
Spouse 👩👨 $50,000 $75,000
Children under 18 years old 👱‍♀️👦
Children from 18 to 30 years old 👱‍♀️👦 $25,000 $50,000
Parents, grandparents 👵🧓 $25,000 $50,000
Brothers and sisters from 18 to 25 years old 🧑👱‍♀️ $50,000 $75,000

If the investor or someone from his family has got married after obtaining citizenship of Dominica, the fee for joining a husband or wife will be $75,000. The amount disregards when the investor received the passport.

There is no need to pay extra for newborns and adopted children — it is enough to pay government fees.

In addition to the state fee for joining, the total joining costs include:

  • $4,000 — the state fee for the Due Diligence check for each family member over 16 years old;

  • $1,000 — government fee for processing for the whole family, regardless of the number of people;

  • $500 — government fee for processing an application for children born or adopted after obtaining citizenship;

  • $250 — fee for a certificate of naturalization.

The main applicant undergoes Due Diligence again with family members if more than a year has passed since the initial application for Dominica citizenship by investment. Due Diligence for the main applicant is $7,500.

Due Diligence: a key step of the Dominica citizenship program

In order for the citizenship application to be approved, the program department checks the investor and his family members over the age of 16 for reliability. With the help of this Due Diligence, the government of Dominica makes sure that future citizens do not have problems with the law and that the money for investment is obtained in a legal way.

The program’s legal department checks to see if applicants have a criminal record or denials of citizenship and residence permits, followed by inspection of income sources.

The cost of Due Diligence is $7,500 for an investor and $4,000 for each participant over 16 years old.

What to invest in to get a Dominica passport

The Dominica citizenship program offers applicants two investment options to choose between:

  • from $100,000 — a contribution to the Dominica Economic Diversification Fund (EDF);

  • from $200,000 — in shares, villas, apartments, a resort or hotel complex approved by the government.

Obtaining a passport is not enough to fulfill the investment condition. There are other costs such as Due Diligence fees, application processing fees and government fees for real estate investments.

Furthermore, the costs of participating in the program include bank, notarization, shipping, and paperwork fees. The amounts depend on the situation: the composition of the family and the necessary documents. The lawyers of Immigrant Invest and a licensed agent of the program can calculate the exact cost of participation.

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program has been operating since 1993. In 2017 to 2020, more than 5,800 investors received citizenship by investment in Dominica and the state earned an income of $1.2 billion.

The government spends program income on educational grants, hurricane-resistant homes, hospitals, schools and clinics. The Dominica Citizenship Program is a funding source for a geothermal power generation project.

How much does Dominica citizenship cost when contributing to the state fund

Investors invest in the Economic Diversification Fund in order to obtain citizenship through an investment program. The contribution is charitable and is not returned to the investor. The amount of investment will be:

  • for an investor — $100,000;

  • for the investor and one of the family members (spouse, child, parent) — $150,000;

  • for a family of up to four people — $175,000.

For each family member after the fourth, you need to pay $25,000. For a brother or sister from 18 to 25 years old, twice as much — $50,000.

Investments in the Dominica Economic Diversification Fund with fees

Expenses Investor
👨
Investor and spouse
👨👩
Spouses and children
of 15 and 19 years old 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Investments in the state fund $100,000 $150,000 $175,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $11,500 $15,500
Processing Fee $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Total $108,500 $162,500 $191,500

How much does Dominica citizenship cost when investing in real estate

The minimum investment in real estate is higher than the contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund. At the same time, investment property costs do not depend on the number of participants.

In 2018 to 2020, investors were twice as likely to choose the real estate option.

According to the law, it is possible to sell real estate after three years, but in this case, the buyer will not be able to use this to obtain citizenship. For real estate to be sold to a participant in the investment program, you need to wait five years.

3 years

investment pay-back period

Real estate prices in Dominica rise by 1—3% per year. After the sale, investors receive a profit of 2 to 5%. To sell real estate, you do not need to be present in the country as the transaction takes place remotely. Additionally, there is a sales tax of 6%.

2—5%

sale profit

Estate for the Dominica program is approved by the government — this guarantees the legality of the transaction. Elite hotel and resort complexes are approved for the program. They are run by international companies with real estate experience in Europe, America and the Caribbean.

The investor can purchase a share, apartment or villa in the hotel. Buying a share is the least expensive and popular option: the minimum cost is $200,000. When buying a share, the investor becomes a shareholder of the hotel: bonus includes free accommodation in luxury apartments for up to two weeks a year.

The potential income of an investor from renting out real estate is 2—4% per annum. The investor does not need to worry about the maintenance of the property: the management company pays bills, attracts tourists, hires staff for renovation and room service.

2—4% per annum

leasing profit

In addition to the cost of the property itself, the investor pays a government fee. Its amount depends on the composition of the family.

State fee for buying real estate:

  • $25,000 — for an investor;
  • $35,000 — for a family of up to 4 people;
  • $50,000 — for a family of up to 6 people;
  • $70,000 — for a family of 7 or more people;
  • $25,000 — for a brother or sister under 18;
  • $50,000 — for a brother or sister from 18 to 25 years old.

Investments in real estate in Dominica, including fees

Expenses Investor
👨
Investor and spouse
👨👩
Spouses and children
of 15 and 19 years old 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Investments in real estate $200,000 $200,000 $200,000
State Fee $25,000 $35,000 $35,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $11,500 $15,500
Processing Fee $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Total $233,500 $247,500 $251,500

Examples of properties approved for the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program

Share or villa in a hotel complex
37 km to the airport and 50 m to the ocean

The 5 Star Resort & Spa is located in Portsmouth, on a cliff top overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The resort has three secluded beaches, a restaurant, spa, fitness center, kids club, art gallery and mini brewery. An investor can buy a share or a villa in the property.

From $218,000

Price

3%

Profitability

5 years

Investment pay-back period

Share in a hotel complex in the rainforest
48 km to the airport and 2 km to the ocean

The hotel complex of eco—cottages is located in the Morne Trois-Pitons National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel has bars and restaurants, a yoga studio, heated pools, hot tubs, a spa. The investor can buy a share in the project.

From $200,000

Price

3%

Profitability

5 years

Investment pay-back period

Share apartments in a hotel complex
47 km to the airport and 50 m to the ocean

A premium—class resort complex is being built on the north-western coast of Dominica, in Portsmouth, next to the Cabrits National Park. It is operated by Autograph Collections, Marriott’s premium brand.

Guests will be accommodated in apartments and villas with panoramic views of Picard Beach in Prince Rupert Bay. The hotel will have a business center, several swimming pools, spas, restaurants and bars, a fitness center, luxury boutiques, and a water sports center.

The investor can purchase a share in the project. It allows you to stay at the hotel for one week a year free of charge.

From $220,000

Price

2—4%

Profitability

5 years

Investment pay-back period

Villa in a hotel eco-complex
47 km to the airport and 50 m to the ocean

Premium-class resort complex located on the south-western coast of Dominica, in Scots Head. The villas are built out of stone and wood. It offers panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Each villa has terraces, handmade furniture and modern technology.

The resort has swimming pools, spas, restaurants and bars, fitness and yoga centers, boutiques, and a water sports center. An investor can purchase a villa or a share in a project.

From $255,000

Price

4%

Profitability

5 years

Investment pay-back period

What gives the investor the status of a tax resident of Dominica

To become a tax resident in Dominica, you need to live in the country for at least 183 days a year. In order for a company to obtain tax resident status, it must be registered in Dominica.

A non-resident does not need to pay any taxes in Dominica if he or she does not receive income in the country. There are no taxes on dividends, inheritance and capital gains for residents, but there is a tax on global income. The tax rate on global income is progressive: from 15 to 35%. In general, living in Dominica is beneficial if the main source of income are dividends and interest.

Taxes in Dominica

Tax For individuals For companies
Global income 15—35% for residents
0% for non-residents
25% of profit for residents
0% for non-residents
Income in Dominica 0% for residents
15—35% for non-residents
0% for residents
25% for non-residents
Dividends 15% for non-residents, if the source of income is in Dominica
0% for residents
15% for non-residents, if the source of income is in Dominica
0% for residents
Inheritance No No
Capital gains No No
Stamp duty 2.5% — for the seller
4% — for the buyer
2.5% — for the seller
4% — for the buyer
Social security contributions 6% of salary 7% of salary

Dominica participates in the international Common Reporting Standard (CRS) system and exchanges financial information. Dominica, like other Caribbean countries, does not disclose information about the owners of the company: the data is not entered into the commercial register.

Registration of an international business company (IBC) takes up to two weeks. The cost of registration is about $2,100 and the minimum cost of maintaining a company is about $1,400 per year.

Documents for registration:

  • agreement on the establishment of a company;

  • order on the appointment of a director;

  • Dominica office registration certificate;

  • statement from the owner of the company about the age of majority.

Dominica IBCs are more trusted by foreign partners than most foreign ones. According to studies by Environics International, for banks and potential partners, the company’s financial performance is a determining factor for cooperation and trust.

It is easier for Dominican tax residents to open an account with any international bank. This helps to transfer currency faster and without additional fees. Information about the banks of the Caribbean countries are explained in the article “The best banks in the Caribbean: where to open accounts and keep savings in 2021”.

Interesting facts about Dominica

Dominica is an island state located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The iconic “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” movie was filmed in Dominica, near the capital Roseau.

Language. The local population speaks English and the Dominican-Sentlusian dialect, otherwise known as Creole, derived from French.

Currency is the East Caribbean dollar (EC$ or XCD). As in other Caribbean countries, US dollars, British pounds and euros are accepted in Dominica.

Climate. The climate is moderately tropical and windy. The Average temperature is +27°C. Showers and hurricanes occur from July to October. The best time to relax is from December to May.

Nature. The island is mountainous with several volcanoes. The highest of them is Morne Diablotins with a height of 1,447 m.

Aside from dominica citizenship benefits, the island itself offers a quality of life that is second to none. Dominica has hot springs, geysers, lakes of boiling water and mountains coated in rainforest with many rivers and breathtaking waterfalls. Preserved animals and plants that have disappeared elsewhere in the world exist here, such as rare breeds of parrot, butterflies and lizards.

Compared to other Caribbean countries, there are few beaches on the island. They are smaller in size, and many are covered with black volcanic sand. Divers from all over the world come to see two famous reefs called Champagne Reef and Tocari.

Boiling Lake is the second largest in the world

Emerald Pool waterfall

Annual Diving Festival: participants observe sea turtles

Calibishie beach is one of the best beaches in Dominica. Waves are rare here

The red-necked amazon lives only in Dominica

Economy. The country is most successful in terms of tourism and the export of rare fruits, spices and flowers. Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program income promotes quality education, healthcare and hurricane—resistant buildings.

Ecology. The government maintains a clean environment using the energy of natural resources: wind, sun, water and thermal springs.

Alternative sources of electricity make it impossible to emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, unlike oil and gas. They do not contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Transport. Dominica is a maritime transport hub. The port of the capital Roseau is visited daily by the largest seagoing ships and cruise liners.

The island has one International Airport, Douglas—Charles (DOM) and two regional ones.

The main modes of transportation within the country are private minibuses and cars. A minibus ticket costs $1.2 per trip and a monthly pass costs $19. Taxi rides are around $2.5 per km. The cost of renting a car depends on the class of car and ranges from $70 to $250 per day. If the car is rented for a long time, the cost of the daily rent is reduced.

Sights. There are several historical monuments preserved in Dominica. Among them are the English Fort Shirley and the Catholic Cathedral in Roseau. In Portsmouth, the former capital, several colonial streets have survived. The cobbled Old Market was once the largest slave market in the Caribbean.

Dominica’s natural landmark is Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Rare species of parrot, exotic butterflies, lizards and pythons live here. There are several crater lakes and waterfalls in the park.

Native Caribbean Indians have survived in Dominica. They live in houses on stilts and carve boats from solid tree trunks. The Caribbean Indians adhere to the traditions of their ancestors. They cook dishes according to old recipes, decorate their homes with traditional ornaments, practice ritualistic dances and worship forest spirits.

The locals love music and dancing. Dominica hosts the Mardi Gras Music Festival every year. Participants prepare their performances and costumes a year in advance.

English Fort Shirley

Catholic Cathedral in Roseau

Yachting. Near Dominica there is a sea route across the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The port in the capital Roseau is equipped with all the amenities for yachtsmen. There are mooring areas, showers, restaurants, duty-free fuel and spare parts shops.

In winter, sailors come to Dominica to watch whales. During this time, humpback whales have a breeding season. They swim in deep waters off the western coast of the island — from the shore you can watch them jump over the water.

Only citizenship of Dominica allows for yacht registration under the flag of the country. Registration is made permanently or temporarily for a period from one to five years.

Migrating whales swim in deep waters of Toucari Bay

You can see jumping whales on the western coast of Dominica in January

5 steps to obtain Dominica citizenship

1. Contact a licensed program agent. Immigrant Invest is the only licensed agent of the Dominica program with our own compliance department.

The certified Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer will study the applicant’s situation in detail, assess the possible risks of failure, advise and offer solutions.

2. Sign an agreement with a licensed program agent. Only a licensed agent can process applications for citizenship by investment. Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) does not accept direct applications.

The Government of Dominica has empowered Immigrant Invest to apply for citizenship on behalf of the applicant. You can complete a contract in one of our offices or remotely.

3. Prepare documents. Immigrant Invest lawyers make a list of required documents. They fill out government forms, translate into English and notarize documents. The application is then sent to the Government of Dominica.

4. Wait for the decision from the government of Dominica. Due Diligence takes two to six months. If it is successful, the application is approved.

The approval is sent in an official letter to the address of the licensed agent at Immigrant Invest. After receiving a positive decision, you need to fulfil the investment condition. This is given 30 days after permission to issue citizenship.

5. Obtain a passport and a certificate of naturalization at the Immigrant Invest office or at a convenient address through courier delivery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Foreign citizens can obtain Dominica citizenship in exchange for investment.

Investment options are:

  • from $100,000 — contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund;
  • from $200,000 — in real estate approved by the government. The minimum period of property ownership is five years.

In addition to the amount of investment, the general expenses of the program include administrative and government fees for paperwork.

The investor and his family members over 16 years old need to pass the Due Diligence check.

Registration takes place remotely: you do not need to visit the country. Documents are sent by courier or to the office of a licensed program agent. Dominica passports are delivered to a convenient address for the investor.

Dominica is a former British colony, now part of the Commonwealth of Nations. Citizens receive all the benefits provided for the Commonwealth countries.

Cosmopolitans with a Dominica passport are free to travel to 143 countries. A Dominica passport by investment replaces a visa to the EU countries, Great Britain, Singapore and Hong Kong.

In unforeseen situations, citizens can seek help from the embassy of any country of the Commonwealth of Nations.

For citizens of Dominica, it is easy to apply for a B1/B2 visa in the USA for 10 years. Visa documents are accepted by US consulates of any country where visa-free entry is possible with a passport.

Dominica tax legislation is beneficial for tax residents of the country. There are no gifts, inheritance or capital gains taxes in the country. The country does not disclose financial information about business owners.

Dominica's passport is issued for 10 years, for children under 16 — for 5 years. Then a Dominica second passport is given in replacement. It is sufficient to contact the licensed program agent for information on Dominica second passport programme.

Dominica passport cost: the state duty for issuing a new passport is $750. Each subsequent passport is valid for 10 years. At the same time, citizenship is issued forever, they cannot refuse to issue a passport.

To obtain Dominica citizenship, you must first select a licensed program agent. The Agent is a law firm that has received an official license from the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. She is empowered to apply on behalf of the main applicant for citizenship by investment.

Only licensed agents can apply for citizenship by investment. Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) does not accept direct applications.

Immigrant Invest is the only licensed Dominica citizenship program agent with its own compliance department. The Certified Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer knows every program requirement: he quickly assesses the risks of failure and proposes a suitable solution.

Due Diligence is a legal check of an investor and his family members over 16 years old. It depends on its results whether the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica will approve the application for citizenship. Citizenship will not be granted to an applicant with a criminal record, previous denials of citizenship or residence permit.

To successfully pass the check, the applicant must provide authentic documents and confirm that the investment was earned legally.

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