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Dominica

Citizenship By Investment

    BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN




    Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 1993 making it one of the longest-running citizenship programs. Over the years, Dominica has been committed to consistently and substantially improve its economic citizenship program to ensure a swift process, notable standards of due diligence, and high return on investment.

    Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program offers two investment schemes. You can either make a onetime, nonrefundable contribution in the Economic Diversification Fund, or you can invest in a government-approved real estate property.

    Officially known as Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominica is a Caribbean Island that has been gaining increased interest over the years. This is partly because of its parks and emerald green mountains, and partly because of its highly-reputable second citizenship program.

    Dominica Passport

    You can apply for Dominica’s passport and citizenship by making a non-refundable contribution to the Government Fund. You also have the option of investing in a real estate project. 

    Once you meet investment requirements, you will receive Dominica passport within 4 to 6 months. Dominica Citizenship is a lifetime citizenship that you can pass on to future generations by descent. You don’t have to pass any language or residency requirements in order to get Dominica’s Citizenship. Also, and most importantly, you won’t need to denounce your current nationality when getting Dominica Citizenship by Investment.

    Dominica is a member country of the British Commonwealth of nations, meaning that Citizens of Dominica will reap related benefits. Benefits include: a strong passport that gives its holders visa-free travel to more than 125 countries, such as the UK and Schengen countries. Also, Dominica Passport holders will have access to some of the best international education and health institutes.

    As for businessmen and individuals looking for smarter financial and tax planning options, Dominica offers an attractive tax environment with no taxes on worldwide income, capital gains, or inheritance. Moreover, investors can open offshore companies and bank accounts which will in turn give them access to international markets.

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    CAPITAL

    CAPITAL

    Roseau

    LANGUAGE

    LANGUAGE

    English

    TOTAL AREA

    TOTAL AREA

    750 km2 (290 sq mi)

    POPULATION

    POPULATION

    72,324

    GOVERNMENT

    GOVERNMENT

    Unitary parliamentary republic

    CURRENCY

    CURRENCY

    Eastern Caribbean Dollar

    INVESTMENT SCHEME

    The applicant makes a one-time contribution through the Economic Diversification Fund of US $100,000.

    (Updated on July 9, 2020)

    Family Structure

    (EDF) Contribution Amount

    Processing Fees

    Due Diligence and Applicant and Registration Fees



    US $100,000

     

    $1,000

     

    Due Diligence: $7,500
    Application and Registration Fees: $750/applicant

    US $150,000

    $1,000

     

    Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
    Due Diligence spouse: $4,000
     Application and Registration Fees: $750/applicant

     


    US$175,000*

     

    *Additional $25,000 per additional dependent other than siblings

     

     

    $1,000

     

     

     

     

    Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
    Due Diligence spouse: $4,000
    Dependent above the age of 16: $4,000

    Application and Registration Fees: $750/applicant

    Benefits of Dominica Citizenship


    • Citizenship in a British Commonwealth country.
    • Dual citizenship is permitted; there is no need to denounce other citizenship when obtaining Dominica Citizenship.
    • No residency in Dominica conditions are required.
    • Naturalized Dominica citizens have the same rights as native citizens.
    • The investment amount is very low in comparison to other citizenship by investment programs.
    • Inclusion of dependent children up to the age of 30.
    • Inclusion of siblings of main applicant or spouse up to the age of 25.
    • No education or management experience required.
    • Dominica Passports allows visa-free travel to over 125 countries, including the UK and Schengen countries.
    • No taxes for non-residents, and no taxes on capital gains, gifts or inheritance.

    QUALIFICATIONS


    • Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
    • The applicant and his family must have no criminal records.
    • The applicant and his family must be in good health.
    • The applicant must have basic knowledge of English.
    • The applicant must make the government approved non-refundable investment.
    • The applicant must pay all application and governmental fees.

    LEGAL BASIS


    Based on Chapter VII, Section 101 of the Constitution and Citizenship Act sections 8 and 20, the citizenship program stipulates that persons who have been a continuous resident in Dominica for five (5) years can apply for naturalization and may be eligible for citizenship. After an amendment to the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship Act in 1993, Economic Citizenship by Investment was introduced, and the residency requirement was removed to allow investors to make an investment in Dominica in the form of a government-approved real estate investment or donation to the government. Once approved, citizenship is for a lifetime and cannot be revoked.

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    Timeline and Procedure

    The Dominica passport can be obtained in 4 to 6 months.

    Month 1
    Step 1
    Bluemina performs a preliminary background check. Once cleared, file preparation begins and required documents are collected. Advisory, government and due diligence fees are paid.
    Month 1-2
    Step 2
    File is submitted.
    Month 3-5
    Step 3
    Issuance of “Approved in Principal” letter by the CIU (Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit).
    Step 4
    Investment is made in selected option, either real estate or donation.
    Step 5
    Naturalization certificate is issued.
    Month 6
    Step 6
    Submission of application to issue passport, followed by issuance of Dominica passport.
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