Dominica

Citizenship-by-Investment Program

Dominica is an independent Commonwealth country and is an island of remarkably unspoilt beauty, where lush, green forests roll across hills that stretch from shore to shore. Dominica’s CBI has straightforward requirements and offers many benefits. A USD 100,000 donation, or a USD 200,000 property purchase on the island, establishes Dominican citizenship for the whole family, including children and parents. Naturally background checks are completed, but they are undertaken swiftly and a decision is usually made within eight weeks of your application. Dominican citizens enjoy visa-free travel to Europe’s Schengen Area, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Russia and others.

Official Name: Dominica

Capital: Roseau

Official Language: English

Surface Area: 751 sq km

Population: 74,243 (July 2020 est.)

GDP: $783 million (2017 est.)

GDP per Capita: $11,000 (2017 est.)

HP Passport Index: Ranked 38th with 140 destinations visa -free access

Member of: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Commonwealth of Nations

Benefits

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Full citizenship with passport rights for all applicants

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Required economic contribution from USD 100,000

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Visa-free access to 151 destinations, incl. Europe’s Schengen Area, UK, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong and others

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Minimal physical stay requirement

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Dominica is a member of the Commonwealth, allowing citizens to certain privileges in the UK and other member states.

Requirements

1

Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) contribution: A minimum non-refundable contribution to the EDF starting from EUR 150,000 for a single applicant; or

2

Real Estate investment in one of the government approved properties starting from USD 200,000 with an investment holding period of 3 years.

Process

The process takes approximately 2 to 4 months from the day the citizenship application is submitted to the day the passport is issued. Each application is vetted by Dominica Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU) through a strict due diligence background check. If the application is successful, the CIU issues a letter instructing the applicant to either make the contribution (for the EDF option) or complete the purchase of his or her real estate. Upon receiving proof of payment/investment, the CIU issues the certificate of registration, establishing that the applicant has received Dominican citizenship.

Costs

The following cost layout gives you an overview of the estimated investment amounts and application costs excluding the Bellevue Zurich service fees and other third-party fees. Kindly contact us to receive a personalized quote. Following numbers are in USD.

Single
Applicant

Couple

Family of
Four

Family over
Four

Sustainable Growth Fund (Donation)

– 100,000

Processing Fees

– 1,000

Real Estate Investment

– Minimum 200,000

Certificate of naturalization fee and passport fee

– 1450

Government Fees (only applicable to real estate investment)

– 25,000

Due Diligence Fee

– 7,500

Sustainable Growth Fund (Donation)

– 5100,000

Processing Fees

– 1,000 per application

Real Estate Investment

– Minimum 200,000

Certificate of naturalization fee and passport fee

– 1450 per person

Government Fees (only applicable to real estate investment)

– 35,000 main applicant including spouse

Due Diligence Fee

– 7,500 main applicant

– 4,000 for spouse

Sustainable Growth Fund (Donation)

– 100,000

Processing Fees

– 1,000 per application

Real Estate Investment

– Minimum 200,000

Certificate of naturalization fee and passport fee

– 1450 per person

Government Fees (only applicable to real estate investment)

– 35,000 main applicant including 3 dependents

Due Diligence Fee

– 7,500 main applicant

– 4,000 for each dependent over 16 years of age

Sustainable Growth Fund (Donation)

– 200,000 up to three dependents

– 25,000 each additional dependent regardless of age

Processing Fees

– 1,000 per application

Real Estate Investment

– Minimum 200,000

Certificate of naturalization fee and passport fee

– 1450 per person

Government Fees (only applicable to real estate investment)

– 50,000 for a family up to six people

– 70,000 for a family of at least seven people

Due Diligence Fee

– 7,500 main applicant

– 4,000 for each dependent over 16 years of age

Important Points to Consider

Dominica’s CBI has straightforward requirements and efficient procedures makes the program popular for numerous investors and business people.

All of the above information is available in detail on the Dominican authorities website and this information is not intended to be immigration advice.

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