Dominica
Citizenship by Investment

$100,000
$200,000
3-6 months
137

Dominica is in the Caribbean and experiences mild temperatures in pleasant tropical conditions. The Island is one of the Caribbean region’s youngest geologically speaking. With a mere 26 million years of existence, it is constantly changing due to ongoing geothermal activity. 

The island gained its independence from Britain on November 3, 1978. Together with new obstacles, the new era of freedom and independence also brought about political and economic upheavals. Dominica’s government is currently spending extensively in tourism to spur economic growth, highlighting the island’s unmatched natural beauty and the appeal of activities like diving, hiking, wellness, and eco-tours.

Established in 1993, the Dominica Economic Citizenship Program legally offers individuals and families worldwide an irrevocable second citizenship and passport in only three to six months with no visit to the country required. Section 101 of the Dominica Constitution, Section 8 and Amendment 20(1) of the Citizenship Act define the investor program in law. Therefore eligible persons receive instant citizenship in the country by a Certificate of Naturalization.

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU), established within the Ministry of Finance, enforces all regulations under the passport program and is the regulatory body that ensures only worthy applicants are accepted.

Dominica is in the Caribbean and experiences mild temperatures in pleasant tropical conditions. The Island is one of the Caribbean region’s youngest geologically speaking. With a mere 26 million years of existence, it is constantly changing due to ongoing geothermal activity. 

The island gained its independence from Britain on November 3, 1978. Together with new obstacles, the new era of freedom and independence also brought about political and economic upheavals. Dominica’s government is currently spending extensively in tourism to spur economic growth, highlighting the island’s unmatched natural beauty and the appeal of activities like diving, hiking, wellness, and eco-tours.

Established in 1993, the Dominica Economic Citizenship Program legally offers individuals and families worldwide an irrevocable second citizenship and passport in only three to six months with no visit to the country required. Section 101 of the Dominica Constitution, Section 8 and Amendment 20(1) of the Citizenship Act define the investor program in law. Therefore eligible persons receive instant citizenship in the country by a Certificate of Naturalization.

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU), established within the Ministry of Finance, enforces all regulations under the passport program and is the regulatory body that ensures only worthy applicants are accepted.

Quick Facts

Population

<72,000

Capital

Roseau

Currency

East Caribbean
Dollars/US Dollars

Total Area

750km2

Visa Free Countries

137

Language

English

Dominica
Citizenship Benefits

Becoming a Dominica citizen will open new opportunities to the investor and transform their lives.

Change for Future Generations

Include your extended family, i.e. parents, grandparents, and unmarried dependent siblings in your application. You will pass on the citizenship by descent to future generations.

Optimize Your Tax Savings

As a Dominica citizen, you do not have to pay tax on personal income, inheritance, or capital gains. Additionally, the country has 0% tax on dividends, interest, and royalties globally.

Travel to the Schengen Area Visa Free

Visa free or visa on arrival to 135+ countries across the world including the Schengen Zone Countries.

Global Business Opportunities
Unlock New Business Opportunities

As a member of the Commonwealth, citizens of Dominica are entitled to certain privileges in the United Kingdom and other member states. Also, the country is part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) giving investors access to this unified, developing market.

10-year visitor visa to U.S.

As a citizen, you can easily apply for a 10-year B1/B2 visitor visa to the United States. Visa holders can spend up to 180 days per year in the US for healthcare, travel, or business meetings.

Emphasis on Discretion

Privacy and discretion are crucial for the Dominica CBIU. Citizens through the Dominica citizenship by investment program can rest assured that the country does not notify the applicant’s home country of their new passport.

Why Dominica

The Dominican government has placed a high priority on maintaining the island’s natural beauty including hot springs, sprawling coastal views, and active rainforests. This makes it a great destination for nature lovers. The program’s longstanding history since 1993 should provide confidence to any investor looking to diversify their portfolio.

Investment Options & Other Fees*

Dominica offers a range of options for its citizenship by investment program. The country offers a well priced option for applicants interested in Caribbean citizenship. Our advisors will provide you with guidance to help you choose the right investment option for you and your family.

*Please note that the below prices are not inclusive of miscellaneous government fees and a legal management fee calculated on a case-by-case basis. Prices are subject to change based on government regulations. Please contact one of our advisors for a personalized quote.

Option 1

Economy Diversification Fund
$100,000+

Contributing to the Economy Diversification Fund is the cheapest option to obtain a Dominica passport. The contribution is non-refundable.

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
Up to 4
Family
of 5 or more

Fund Contribution (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$100,000

$150,000

$175,000

$175,000
+$25 000 for each dependent up to 25 years of age

Processing Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$11,500

$7,500 for main applicant +$4,000 for each family member over 16 years old

$7,500 for main applicant +$4,000 for each family member over 16 years old

Option 2

Real Estate Investment $200,000+

For this option, an investor must purchase a property approved by the government. The property may be resold after 3 years for a return on the initial investment or after a period of 5 years if the buyer is an applicant to the CBI program. The investment remains the same, regardless of the family’s size. However, other fees apply on a per-person basis.

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
Up to 4
Family
of 5 or more

Fund Contribution (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$200,000

$200,000

$200,000

$200,000

Government Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$25,000

$35,000

$35,000

$50,000 +$25,000 per additional dependent under 18 years +$50,000 per additional dependent over 18 years

Processing Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$15,000

$7,500 for main applicant +$4,000 for each family member over 16 years old

$7,500 for main applicant +$4,000 for each family member over 16 years old

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify to apply for a Dominica citizenship, applicants must have:

  • Clean Criminal Record
  • Valid Passport (with a minimum validity of six months)
  • National Identity documents from Country of Birth or Country of Residence
  • Birth Certificates
  • Additional Documentation including CVs, Education, and Work History
  • Valid Proof of Address

 

Dominica allows applicants to include their close family members as dependents on their Citizenship application. All family members receive their Citizenship Certificates and Passports together.

Eligible Dependents that you can include in an application are: 

  • A spouse of the main applicant
  • A child of the primary applicant or spouse that is younger than 18 years of age
  • A child of the primary applicant or spouse, fully supported by his or her parents, that is between 18 and 30 years of age and in full-time attendance at a recognized higher learning institution since age 18
  • An unmarried daughter or son of the primary applicant, living with and fully supported by his or her parent, that is younger than 30 years of age
  • A child of the primary applicant or spouse, fully supported by his or her parents, that is older than 18 years of age and physically or mentally challenged
  • Parents or grandparents of the primary applicant or spouse, living with and fully supported by the primary applicant, that are above the age of 65

Restrictions: All Nationalities are eligible to apply for Citizenship in Dominica except Citizens of Iran, North Korea, Yemen, Russia, and Belarus

The Process

Free Consultation
(30-60 minutes)
Book a free consultation with one of our client advisors to discuss if investing in a Dominica passport suits your goals.
Vancis Capital’s Due
Diligence (1 day)
Prior to signing any paperwork, our due diligence team will evaluate your eligibility for the program, for which we will require a scanned copy of your passport’s bio page, and a filled KYC document. Our onboarding process will be completed in less than one working day, and If there are no issues, we will send you a client engagement letter.
Preparing your
Application (2-4 weeks)
Our experienced processing team will work with you to collect all the necessary documents for your application. All of our clients receive comprehensive service and support to obtain documents necessary. Our team will fill out and review all forms prior to your signature.
Government Due Diligence
(3 months or more)
Our team submits the completed application and documents to Dominica’s’ CBIU after we receive your payment for the due diligence and legal management fees. The Dominica Government will then begin its due diligence checks on all adult applicants. The CBIU usually responds with its findings and approval in 90-120 working days (varies depending on volume of applications at the CBIU).
The Final Investment
(up to 90 days)
After our team receives the approval from the Government, we will request you to make the final payment towards your chosen investment or contribution option. This requirement usually has to be fulfilled within 90 days of receiving the approval.
Receive your Second
Citizenship (2-6 weeks)
Your new passport and citizenship certificate will reach our office approximately 30 days after the final payment. From there, you can either collect your passport in one of our offices or choose to have them couriered to your registered address.

Take charge of your future with our expert advisors

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you with your citizenship or residency by investment goals. One of our investment migration experts will contact you to discuss your case. With over 16 years of combined experience our team has helped hundreds of families achieve freedom.