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DOMINICA CITIZENSHIP-BY-INVESTMENT
Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Program, established in 1993, is one of the most attractive and efficient citizenship by investment opportunities in the world.
Processing time

4-6 months

Min. investment

$200 000

Passport validity

10 years

Visa-free countries

153

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Benefits of Dominica Citizenship by Investment
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Fast Processing

Average processing time for the Program

is 4-6 months

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Long-term Validity

Dominica passports are issued for 10 years and can be renewed every 10 years

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Family Inclusion Benefits

The program supports the inclusion of 3 generations, ideal for extended family

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Cost Optimization

Using utility bills from Dominica can reduce registration costs for services and exchanges, optimizing expenses

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Tax-friendly regime

No wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains tax

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Security provisions for your family

Secures easy access for your family members during global crises and emergencies

Visa-free travel with a Dominica Passport

Freedom of movement: 153 countries

90 Visa-Free countries

  • Schengen aria, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and other countries

25 Visa-on-Arrival countries

  • Egypt, Jordan and other countries

38 eVisa/eTA countries

  • Australia, India, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and other countries

Long-term visas

  • USA and Canada

Free residence in OECS countries without additional requirements:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Grenada
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Eligible family members and Requirement

Main applicant: must be over 18 years old and provide a clean source of funds

Spouse: legally married

Children under 30 years old: unmarried and financially dependent on the main applicant

Parents over 65 years old: financially dependent on the main applicant

Requirements for all family members:

  1. No criminal convictions
  2. No EU visa refusals, deportations, or visa rule violations
  3. Not a politically exposed person (PEP)
  4. Not a citizen of Russia, Belarus or Syria (special conditions apply for North Korea, Sudan, Iran, and Iraq)

Possibility to include: 3 generations of family

Future addition of family members: allowed

Inheritability: not applicable

Language proficiency: not required

Presence for application submission: not required

Residency in the country: not required

Interview with government: required

Use of sponsor funds: permitted

Required documents

  • Criminal record certificate
  • Passport
  • National ID
  • Affidavit of source of funds
  • 12 months personal Bank statements
  • Curriculum Vitae
There are 2 investment options for obtaining citizenship
Option 1: Economy Diversification Fund

From $200 000

  • A non-refundable contribution to The Dominica Economy Diversification Fund (EDF). This is a qualifying investment option for the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program
  • The donation amount may vary depending on the number of dependents listed in the main applicant's application

Advantages of the investment option

  • Funds are used to support Dominica’s economy and improve infrastructure
  • The procedure is easier and simpler, with no third party involvement and no additional contracts
Investment requirements and fees for different family structures
Single investorInvestor and spouseInvestor, spouse, and 2 children under 16Investor and spouse with an adult child, and 2 parents
Minimal Investment

$200 000

$250 000

$250 000

$275 000

Due Diligence Fees$7 500$11 500$11 500$23 500
Government Fees---

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Processing fees

$2 560

$4 120

$5 240

$8 800

Total

$210 060

$265 620

$266 740

$307 300

Option 2: Real estate investment

From $200 000

  • Investing in government-approved Dominica real estate projects with a minimum holding period of 3 years
  • After the holding period, the investor can resell the property
  • Holding the property for 5 years enables the next buyer to qualify for citizenship through the same real estate investment program, making the sale more attractive

Advantages of the investment option

  • 3-6% possible ROI (non-guaranteed)
  • Limited state-approved projects ensure successful completion, avoiding delays or bankruptcy
  • Free stays in investment-linked projects
Investment requirements and fees for different family structures
Single investorInvestor and spouseInvestor, spouse, and 2 children under 16Investor and spouse with an adult child, and 2 parents
Minimal Investment$200 000$200 000$200 000$200 000
Due Diligence Fees$7 500$11 500$11 500$23 500
Government Fees

$75 000

$100 000

$100 000

$125 000

Processing fees

$2 560

$4 120

$5 240

$8 800

Total

$285 060

$315 620

$316 740

$357 300

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Let’s find the program that best matches your goals:

 

- Identify the most advantageous investment option for Dominica’s economic citizenship program

- Provide a personalized assessment of your case to help you gain Dominica citizenship

- Compile a list of required documents

- Create a step-by-step roadmap for the entire process

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Application Process (step-by-step)
Step 1. Onboarding and Investment Selection

Duration: Up to 2 weeks

  1. Complimentary review of your documentation for immigration service compliance.
  2. Opportunity to select the most suitable investment programs.
  3. Guidance in choosing real estate investments from trusted developers if opting for the real estate investment option.

 

 

Outcome

Background check report and contract signing with Migronis

Step 2. Document Preparation and Submission to CBI Unit

Duration: Up to 2 weeks

  1. Comprehensive document preparation managed by our team, including notarization, translations, and apostilles.
  2. Submission of the complete package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit.
  3. Ongoing monitoring of your application progress.

 

 

Outcome

Confirmation of documents received by the government

Step 3. Due Diligence and Investment Process

Duration: 3-6 months

  1. Due Diligence Process is initiated upon receipt of all documents by the citizenship agency, including verifying applicant and family information, an online interview, and a written oath, which can be completed remotely.
  2. The legal team handles any additional document requests.
  3. Approved applicants must fulfill investment requirements and settle associated fees within 90 days.

 

Outcome

Successful completion of due diligence and investment fulfillment

Step 4. Case Investigation and Citizenship Acquisition

Duration: 5-8 weeks

  1. Await a favorable decision, which will be communicated to you promptly.
  2. We assist with operational, business, and domestic matters to ensure a smooth transition.
  3. Our Dominican lawyer obtains the citizenship certificate and Dominica passport, sending them directly to you.

 

 

Outcome

Passport acquisition upon successful approval

You do not need to reside in the country when applying.

The Migronis service experts will take care of all the legal and procedural tasks, so you can obtain new citizenship without any stress

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Expert Guidance every Step of the way to Your Second Passport
Neringa Bulakiene
Investment Immigration Expert
  • Specializes in Caribbean, Vanuatu, Turkish, US EB-5/E2, and European Golden Visa programs
  • Extensive experience in opening bank accounts, securing 190 closings, and real estate acquisitions

 

The Migronis team experts have over 12 years of experience in citizenship and residency by investment programs. Our team includes professional lawyers, notaries, real estate brokers, and experts in local tax legislation.

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Key results and recognitions
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12 years in the investment migration market

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~ 1,000 satisfied passport and residency permit holders

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Providing residency and citizenship in 10+ countries worldwide

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Direct collaboration with governments

AWARD-WINNING EXPERTISE
Worldwide recognition
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Global Law Experts Awards nominated Migronis as One of The Best Citizenship-for-Investment Companies in 2021
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Migronis has been shortlisted in the “TOP 25 immigration companies in the world”, according to UGLOBAL IMMIGRATION
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Global Law Experts Awards nominated Migronis as One of The Best Citizenship-for-Investment Companies in 2020
Why Choose Dominica Economic Citizenship Program?
Tax systemGeneral information

Tax Residency Days:

183

Population:

72 412 people

Personal Income Tax Rate:

35%

Language:

English, Creole based on French

Capital Gains Tax Rate:

0%

Global mobility:

2 international airports, Maritime transportation

Investment Income Tax Rate:

35%

Аmenities:

International schools, global hotels, restaurants, chain stores

Territorial Taxation:

Yes

GDP:

$612 048 148

Property Tax:

Yes

Currency:

East Caribbean dollar pegged to the US dollar at a fixed rate

Transfer Tax:

Yes

Economy:

Services - 70%, Agriculture - 15% of GDP

Inheritance Tax:

No

Legal system:

English common law based

Embracing the freedom of additional citizenship by investment in Dominica
Empower your life
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Alternative documentation from a non-demanding country

 - Having dual citizenship offers a reliable option, ensuring that you and your family have a stable and secure place to turn to, maintaining your quality of life and personal safety

 - It reduces your dependency on a single nation’s policies and regulations, allowing you to live and operate with greater liberty

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Global mobility

 - Visa-free access to more countries enhances your leisure, business, and educational travel opportunities

 - Enhances leisure, business, and educational travel opportunities

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Back up plan for the whole family

 - Ensures personal freedoms under a stable, democratic government

 - Provides safe entry for your family during border closures and emergencies

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Economic and tax stability for residents

 - The first step to protect your assets from economic sanctions or financial crises. As per Flag Theory, it's a key element in diversifying your secure lifestyle with economic citizenship benefits.

 - Significant tax advantages, such as exemptions from taxes on profits, dividends, and inheritance taxes, easing your financial burden and improving wealth management

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Who is eligible to apply for Dominica citizenship?

Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a clean criminal record, and provide a written declaration that they will not change their name except through marriage for five years post-naturalization. Applicants must also make a qualifying investment and pass a due diligence process.

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Who can I include in my application?

As the primary applicant, you can include your spouse, children under the age of 16, dependent children under 30 who are university students, and your dependent parents in your application for Dominica citizenship by investment.

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What are the steps in the entire process of obtaining Dominica citizenship?

The process of obtaining Dominica citizenship includes several key steps: verifying eligibility, selecting an investment option (either real estate or a donation to the Economic Diversification Fund), submitting an application through an authorized agent, undergoing due diligence, and making the investment following approval. After these investments are made and final approval is received, applicants and their families are granted citizenship in Dominica.

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How long does it take to get Dominica citizenship?

The citizenship process typically takes 4 to 6 months from the submission of a complete application to the issuance of citizenship and passport.

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What Should I Expect During the Due Diligence Process in the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program?

During the process, you will need to submit personal identification, financial records, police clearance certificates, and references. International due diligence firms, working alongside the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) and agencies like Interpol, will conduct comprehensive background checks. Verification of the legal source of funds is mandatory to confirm the legitimacy of the investment capital. The process includes an initial submission of your application and documents to the CBIU, screening by third-party firms, detailed on-the-ground checks in collaboration with law enforcement, and a final decision based on the due diligence findings regarding your citizenship application.

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Is an in-person visit to Dominica required for approval?

No, an in-person visit to Dominica is not necessary to gain approval for citizenship.

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Is a positive response guaranteed?

No, a positive response is not guaranteed. Each application undergoes a rigorous review and approval process by the Government of Dominica. However, our experts perform a comprehensive internal assessment to ensure that your application is as strong as possible and your chances of success are maximized.

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What happens if my application is rejected?

If your application is rejected, you will be informed of the reasons for the rejection. The government will not refund any fees paid, including due diligence and processing fees. However, the investment amount will be refunded if it was made before the rejection. You may appeal if you can address the reasons for the rejection.

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What is the basic checklist of documentation required for a Commonwealth of Dominica passport?

The essential documentation required for a Commonwealth of Dominica passport includes:

 1. Completed application forms

 2. Personal documents: Valid passport copies and National IDs, Birth and marriage certificates (if applicable), Curriculum vitae, Citizenship/Residency Permit, Criminal Record Certificate

 3. Other documents: Diploma and letter from university/school (if applicable), Letter to the Minister, Affidavit of source of funds, Utility bill (valid for 3 months), Proof of source of funds, HIV(AIDS), blood & urine test results (for all applicants above 12 y.o.), 10 Photos (3,5x4,5)

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Do I need to show the source of funds for my investment?

Yes, you are required to provide evidence of the source of your funds when making an investment for the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program. This documentation can include bank statements, salary records, business profits, or documents related to the sale of assets.

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How much does it cost to become a citizen of Dominica?

The cost of acquiring Dominica citizenship through investment depends on the selected method. For example, a donation to the Economic Diversification Fund (the minimum investment is $200 000):

 - Single applicant - $210 060

 - Family of four with 2 children under 16 y.o. - $266 740

For real estate investments (the minimum investment is $200 000):

 - Single applicant - $285 060

 - Family of four with 2 children under 16 y.o. - $316 740

These figures do not include legal and agent fees, which vary by provider.

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What is better – buying Dominican real estate or donating to the Government Fund?

To obtain citizenship through the Dominica citizenship investment program, you have 2 options. Choosing between investing in approved real estate developments and a donation depends on your investment goals. Real estate offers potential returns and must be held for a minimum of three years; donations are straightforward and might be less costly upfront compared to managing real estate. The donation is non-refundable but eliminates the complexities associated with property management.

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Can I sell my investment?

Yes, real estate can be sold after a 3 year holding period. Government Fund donations are non-refundable. Additionally, holding the property for 5 years allows the next buyer to qualify for citizenship through the same real estate investment program, enhancing the property's attractiveness for sale.

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When do I need to pay the investment?

The investment must be paid within 90 days after your application is approved. This payment can be made directly to the Dominica Economic Diversification Fund or towards your real estate investment in Dominica.

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What additional fees, apart from the investment itself, do I need to pay to obtain citizenship through the investment program?

Additional Fees for All Options:


 - Due Diligence Fees: $7 500 for the main applicant, $4 000 per dependent over 16


 - Government Fees for real estate option: from $75 000 for a single applicant


 - Miscellaneous Costs: Include passport fees and processing fees, generally around $1 000 and an interview fee ($1 000 per interview).


These figures exclude legal and agent fees, which vary by provider.

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Can I use sponsored funds for my investment in the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program?

Yes, sponsored funds can be utilized for your investment in the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program. You must provide detailed documentation demonstrating the lawful origin of these funds. This includes disclosing the relationship between the sponsor and the applicant and ensuring that the funds comply with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations. The use of sponsored funds requires a transparent paper trail to establish their legality and the sponsor's connection, who must also pass the due diligence checks.

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What are the conditions of tax residency?

To qualify as a tax resident in Dominica, you need to spend at least 183 days in the country annually.

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Can I go to the USA with a Dominica passport?

A Dominica passport does not provide visa-free entry to the USA. However, Dominica citizens can obtain a B-1/B-2 visa valid for ten years, allowing for multiple entries into the U.S. for tourism, business, medical treatment, and stays of up to 180 days per year.

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Can I live in Europe with a Dominica passport?

A Dominica passport grants you visa-free access to the Schengen Area for short stays up to 90 days within any 180-day period. For longer stays or residence, you will need to obtain a residence permit from the European country in question, subject to their specific immigration and residency requirements.

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What are the conditions for living and moving within OECS countries with a Dominica passport?

With a Dominica passport, you are entitled to live and move freely within the OECS countries thanks to the Economic Union agreement. This includes Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, enabling unrestricted residence, work, and travel across these nations without additional visas or permits.

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Is it possible to have Dominica dual citizenship?

Yes, Dominica allows its citizens to have several passports . You can keep your first citizenship if your country of origin allows dual citizenship.

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Will I become liable for military service?

No, having Dominica citizenship does not subject you to military service as Dominica does not have mandatory military conscription.

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How strong is the passport of Dominica?

The Dominica passport is quite strong, offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 153 countries, the Schengen Area, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

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Does a Dominica passport have an expiration date?

Yes, a Dominica passport for adults is valid for 10 years from the date of issue and for 5 years for minors under 16.

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Is the data on citizenship acquisition public?

No, the data concerning individuals who acquire citizenship by investment in Dominica is kept confidential, ensuring the privacy of applicants.