- Commonwealth of Dominica Country profile
- Benefits of the program
- Investment requirements
- Visa-free and visa-on-arrival country list
About the program
Introduced in 1993 by the Government, the Commonwealth of Dominica citizenship by investment program is one of the longest-running programs in the world.
As an applicant, you must be at least 18 years of age, of good health and without a criminal record.
Additionally, you are required to make a non-refundable donation to the Economic Diversification Fund of Dominica or make an investment in government-approved real estate projects.
Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 135 countries and territories including Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Schengen area, and the United Kingdom.
Guaranteed by law
The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 1993.
Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 6 months to your new citizenship.
The Commonwealth of Dominica imposes minimal taxation, with an exception of no taxation on wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains.
Minimal residency required
There are no physical residency requirements, you are entitled to apply instantly.
Dual Citizenship permitted
There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.
Main applicant requirements
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Receive approval by the Government
- Confirmed investment sources
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Adult children (biological or adopted) under 30 years of age, must be attending an institution of higher learning
- An unmarried daughter of the main applicant or spouse, who is under 25 years old and who is living with and fully supported by the main applicant or spouse
- Parents above 65 years of age
*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.
The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here.
The Citizenship by Investment Program is set out in the regulations published pursuant to Section 101 of the Constitution and Sections 8 and 20 (1) of the Citizenship Act. This act stipulates that persons who have been a continuous resident in Dominica for five (5) years could apply for naturalization and may be eligible for citizenship upon the prescribed payment of fees being paid.
No applicants with criminal records will be approved for second citizenship in Dominica. All applicants must be at least 18 years old with good character and are willing to make the required investment in Dominica. The Dominica Economic Citizenship Program is a legal naturalization program based on the law & guaranteed by the Government since 1991. Your Dominica citizenship is for a lifetime and may not be revoked, regardless of changes of officials or the Dominica governmental policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I include my family when applying for the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 18 years, a child up to 30 years old that is currently enrolled in an educational institution, a spouse, and parents above the age of 55.
Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements when applying for the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program?
The Commonwealth of Dominica Government does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
Q: Do I need to visit the Commonwealth of Dominica before obtaining my citizenship?
You are not required to visit the Commonwealth of Dominica before or after obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit the country and learn about its culture and beauties.
Q: Does the Commonwealth of Dominica provide a biometric (ePassport) passport?
No, the passport of the Commonwealth of Dominica is still not a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
Q: How many pages does the Commonwealth of Dominica passport have?
The passport of Commonwealth of Dominica has 32 pages with each page containing watermarks depicting national images.
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