passport of Dominica

Dominica Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel68

Asset protection84

Quality of life67

"Plan B"39

About Dominica

A Dominica passport is obtained by birthright or by naturalization. In addition, Dominica has a citizenship by investment program. The country spends the money received on the development of green energy, the construction of hurricane-resistant buildings, the fight against poverty and unemployment.

Dominica is a country in the Caribbean, which is located on the island of the same name in the Lesser Antilles group. It is called the "reserve country": there are 31 national parks in the country.

In Dominica, you can relax on beaches with volcanic sand, see boiling lakes and tropical rainforests, watch rare bird species or go on a cruise.

Population

74.243

Capital

Roseau

Official language

English

GDP per capita

$5.741

Time zone

UTC-4

Currency

East Caribbean dollar

Dominica passport ranking and benefits

  • 1

    Visa-free travel to 143 countries

    The list of visa-free destinations for Dominica citizens includes the Schengen countries, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and other states.

  • 2

    Visitor visa to the USA for 10 years

    The strength of the Dominica passport allows its holders to get B-1/B-2 visas to the USA for 10 years. The visa allows them to spend up to 180 days a year in the States: to travel, visit family, and undergo medical treatments.

  • 3

    Registration of a company in Dominica

    Investors with Dominica citizenship can register a company in the country. Information on the owner is not recorded in the trade registry, which helps to protect the assets of the company and the owner.

  • 4

    Tax optimisation

    There are no taxes on income, capital gains and inheritance in Dominica. Tax residents don’t pay taxes on their income in Dominica, and non-residents don’t pay taxes on their global income.

Grounds for obtaining a Dominica passport

Dominica allows dual citizenship

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Naturalization

Estimated time: 7 years

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Repatriation

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Adoption

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining a Dominica passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

Dominica passport by investment

The Dominica citizenship by investment programme has been operating since 1993. Investors can return money 3 years later if they have invested in real estate — it’s faster than under any other Caribbean programme.

$100,000+

Investments

3—6 months

Obtaining period

3—5 years

Investment return

Who can get a Dominica passport

  • Investor with a legal income

    • over 18 years old

    • with no criminal records

    • with good health

  • Spouse

  • Children under 30

    • get significant financial support from the investor

  • Parents

    • get significant financial support from the investor

  • Siblings

    • under 25 years old

    • not married

    • childless

    • get financial support from the investor

    • have a parent’s or legal guardian’s consent if they are under 18

Investment conditions

Investors can choose one of two options:

  • $100,000+ — a non-refundable contribution to the Economy Diversification Fund;

  • $200,000+ — a purchase of the real estate. 

The contribution sum depends on the family size. A contribution for a married couple is $150,000, for a family of four except without the investor's siblings — $170,000. Participation of an adult sibling costs another $50,000, and participation of any other relative, starting with the 5th one, costs $25,000 per additional applicant. 

Real estate investments don't depend on family size. Investors can buy shares in a property approved by the government, for example, a hotel. The property can be sold 3 years after, but as long as the buyer doesn't participate in the citizenship programme. To sell the property to someone also participating in the Dominica citizenship programme, the investor must wait 5 years. 

Besides investing, an applicant pays a Due Diligence fee for every person over 16, government fees and a legal services fee.

Expenses for a family of 4

Investor, their spouse and their children of 10 and 17 years old

Expenses

Fund contribution

Purchase of real estate

Investments

$175,000

$200,000

Due Diligence

$15,500

$15,500

State fee

$35,000

Other duties and fees

$4,200

$4,200

Total

$194,700

$254,700

Individual cost calculation for obtaining a Dominica passport

The calculation includes all associated expenses, a payment schedule and the cost of legal support services for obtaining citizenship.

Get the cost calculation

Step-by-step procedure for obtaining a Dominica passport by investment

1

1 day

Preliminary Due Diligence

A certified Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer checks information on the investor and their family members against international databases. This procedure is required to detect any issues and come up with a solution: for example, write an affidavit or choose another programme. The check is confidential and takes one working day.

Immigrant Invest has its own Compliance Department. Our preliminary check helps to decrease the refusal risk to 1%.

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2

2—4 weeks

Preparation of documents

Immigrant Invest lawyers provide the investor with a list of personal and financial documents needed for the application. The investor provides the records. Lawyers notarise copies and translations, fill in government forms and prepare affidavits and other documents if required.

When the package of documents is ready, the investor pays the Due Diligence fee, and lawyers send applications to the Dominica CBI Unit.

3

2—6 months

Due Diligence

Investors and all their family members over 16 undergo Due Diligence. The CBI Unit considers the provided documents to decide whether to approve or reject the application.

4

Up to 30 days

Fulfilment of the investment conditions

The investor contributes to the fund or buys real estate when the approval is received. To do so, they have 30 days.

5

Up to 4 weeks

Collection of the passport

After the investment money is credited, Dominica’s authorities prepare naturalisation certificates and passports for investors and all their family members. It takes up to 4 weeks. Then the documents are sent to the provided address.