Dominica Citizenship by Investment

Dominica Citizenship by Investment

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Dominica Citizenship by Investment

It was introduced by government of Dominica in 1993, citizenship through investment is one of the most favorable programs in the world .CBIU is the authority in charge of Citizenship through investment in Commonwealth of Dominica

During the past 20 years we have seen considerable and important improvements in this program

The government believes that private investment plays a key role in unifying Dominica’s possibilities, and the program will brings development in private sector, foreigners investment and enduring strong economy as well

Our team along with the CBIU are doing our utmost to expand Dominica’s economy through fortifying citizenship by investment plan. And we wish as you come to this island you find the potentials here and love the way people live .we will be happy to have you by our side in the program as part of Dominica’s global community.

Caribbean island between the Caribbean Sea & North Atlantic Ocean



751 sq. km.

Parliamentary republic

English (official), French patois

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

Dominica Citizenship by Investment

Population Growth: 0.20%

11,400 USD
GDP (per capita)
GDP (purchasing power parity)
812 million USD

Visa free countries

Economic Diversification Fund

The Economic Diversification Fund was established through the Citizenship by Investment Programme as one component of a national capital mobilization portfolio, with the goal of national development for Dominica.

Generated funds are utilised for public and private sector projects where a need is identified. Public sector projects identified for financing under the Programme include, but are not limited to, (1) the building of schools, (2) hospital renovations, (3) the building of a national sports stadium, and (4) the promotion of the offshore sector. With respect to private sector projects, the Government’s focus is on tourism, information technology, and agriculture.

To qualify for citizenship under this investment option, the following contribution amounts are required, depending on the number of dependants included in the application:

  • Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of USD 100,000
  • Main applicant and spouse: a non-refundable contribution of USD 175,000
  • Main applicant with up to three qualifying dependents: a non-refundable contribution of USD 200,000
  • An additional qualifying dependant after the third dependant, other than a spouse: a non-refundable contribution of USD 25,000 per dependant

Real Estate Option

To qualify for citizenship of Dominica under the real estate option of the Citizenship by Investment Programme, you must purchase authorised real estate to the minimum value of USD 200,000.

Who Can Apply

Following requirements are necessary for anyone who wants to submit an application to citizenship based on investing plan:

  • Minimum 18 years of old.
  • Meet the least possible investment requirement
  • Delivering facts and data of the suggested suitable investment
  • Being confirmed of hardworking history.
  • Qualified dependents must be upper than 16 years of old
  • To be sincere and honest in related to application
  • Settlement of all necessary government fees.

Application Process

  • Arranging the documents and filling the form of application
  • To submit the applied request and prepare the backup documents
  • Waiting for governmental investigation of the application and the due diligence check
  • Application being confirmed by the government
  • Investing on real estate or help national economic plans
  • Certificate of citizenship is issued
  • applying for passport issuance

Ever since the application is submitted to the government of Dominica. the period of receiving Dominica citizenship may take up to 4 months.


  • Life in a peaceful country, knowing that you have help to the prosperity of it by investment program.
  • Inclusion of dependent children under 28.
  • Inclusion of unmarried daughters under 28 living with and fully supported by the main applicant.
  • Inclusion of dependent parents and grandparents over 55.
  • Being a part of society
  • Universal liveliness consist of traveling to 120 countries without visa, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, to the European Union and the United Kingdom
  • The least amount of taxation, there would be no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income or capital receiving tax
  • Complete residence position, covering rights including live and work in Dominica
  • No limitation on multiple citizenship
  • No physical presence needed before and after citizenship and you are free to live abroad

Application Fees

The following fees have been prescribed under the Citizenship by Investment Regulations of 1993.

Non-refundable processing fees

Principal application: US $1000
Certificate of Naturalisation Fee – USD 250 per person
Expedited Passport Issuance Fee – USD 1,200 per person

Due diligence fees

Principal applicant: US $7,500
Each qualifying dependent (Over 16 years of age): US $4,000

Approved real estate or enterprise project investment

On approval in principle of an application through a real estate investment or other approved project, the following Government Fees also apply:

  • USD 25,000 for a single applicant;
  • USD 35,000 for a main applicant applying with his or her spouse;
  • USD 35,000 for a family of up to four persons, including the main applicant and up to three dependants;
  • USD 50,000 for a family of up to six persons, including the main applicant and up to five dependants; or
  • USD 70,000 for a family of seven persons or more, including the main applicant and six or more dependants.

Why Dominica

The essence of Dominica is adventure .Christopher Columbus found the island on Sunday, or Dominican in Latin, so the country’s name. a Caribbean island known for 750 square kilometers of natural beauty, Dominica is covered in beautiful rainforest-a UNESCO World heritage site-and is home to the world’s second largest hot spring. Tourists and of course inhabitants, enjoy the hundreds of streams, fabulous coastlines, and live coral reefs, the population about 73000 uses the East Caribbean Dollar. The official language is English, also French Antillean Creole language is spoken

Where is Dominica?

Sitting halfway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, Dominica is situated only a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the North. Stretching 751 km² (290 square miles), our island boasts 148 km (91 miles) of coastal line. Dominica’s official name is the ‘Commonwealth of Dominica,’ which is mostly referenced in official communications and to further distinguish the island from the Dominican Republic, its northerly Caribbean sister.


Dominica’s important exports are agricultural and include coffee, cocoa, bananas, citrus fruits, and tropical fruits. Our main exported produced products are rum, timber, and soap. Tourism, which includes a budding eco-tourism industry, is also a main driver of our economy. Please visit the Invest Dominica Authority website for more information on our economy and potentials for investment.

Getting to Dominica

The Government of Dominica is planning to construct a new international airport to welcome direct flights from the United States and Europe. Now, foreign visitors must make a layover in transit hubs such as the airports of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St Maarten, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, and Martinique.

The island is well connected to the other islands of the Caribbean, with commercial airlines regularly departing from and landing at Melville Hall Airport (airport code: DOM). Canfield Airport (airport code: DCF), the nation’s smallest airport, currently serves courier planes alone.

Travelers may also reach the island by boat, with large cruise ships setting anchor at the Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth, the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth, and Woodbridge Bay.

CARICOM and Other International Memberships

Dominica is a member of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Commonwealth of Nations.

CARICOM is an international organization including of member-states, all of whom are in the Caribbean. CARICOM works to develop economic cooperation and combination in the region. Its secretariat headquarters are based in Georgetown, Guyana.

The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary organization of 53 countries that share no legal commitment to each other but have a common goal of boosting the “development of free and democratic societies” and “prevail peace and prosperity to improve the lives of all peoples of the Commonwealth” (see more at the Commonwealth’s official website). There are many advantages in Commonwealth members, such as easier travel between member states, protection of all members by other embassies and commissions around the world, and eligibility for certain cultural or sporting activities, including the Commonwealth Games.

Dominica is also a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Organization of American States (OAS). We maintain missions in Washington D.C., New York, London, and Brussels, and we are represented jointly with other OECS members in Canada.

Visa Free Travel

Successful applicants can take advantages of visa-free visit to more than 119 countries, as listed below. It should be noted that visa-free travel to the countries listed below are subject to change. It is firmly advisable that the related Government authorities and agencies are contacted prior to travel coordination made.

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Anguilla Gibraltar Ireland
Antigua & Barbuda Grenada Philippines
Aruba Guyana Poland
Austria Haiti Portugal
Barbados Hungary Samoa (Western)
Belarus Hong Kong Sao Tome & Principe
Belgium Iceland Seychelles
Belize Italy Singapore
Bhutan Jamaica Slovakia
Brazil Jordan Slovenia
British Virgin Islands Korea (South) Solomon Islands
Brunei Laos Spain
Burundi Romania St. Maarten
Cape Verde Islands Latvia St. Kitts & Nevis
Cyprus Leeward Islands St. Lucia
Cayman Islands Lesotho St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Columbia Liechtenstein Sweden
Comoros Lithuania Switzerland
Cook Islands Luxembourg Tanzania
Costa Rica Maldives The Bahamas
Czech Republic Malta Timor-Leste
Denmark Malaysia Togo
Dominican Republic Marshall Islands Tonga
East Timor Mauritania Trinidad & Tobago
Ecuador Mauritius Turkey
El Salvador Montserrat Turks & Caicos
Egypt Namibia Tuvalu
Estonia Netherlands United Kingdom
Fiji Netherland Antilles Vanuatu
Finland Northern Mariana Islands Venezuela
France Norway Zambia
Germany Panama Zimbabwe
Greece Peru

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