Normally, the process takes from 3 to 5 months. Investors must meet the following criteria:
Absence of sanctions, restrictions or bans on entry to EU countries, USA, the UK and Canada
Absence of a criminal record and criminal proceedings for serious crimes
Ability to confirm the legality of the source of income
Impeccable personal and business reputation
Good health condition
Children under 30 years old
Children, regardless of age, having a mental or physical disability
Brothers and sisters of the main applicant under 25 years old who are single and have no children
Parents of the main applicant and/or spouse 55 years and older
Citizenship can be inherited
All family members can obtain citizenship within 3-5 months
Possibility to get long-term visas to USA and Canada
Parents (55 and older) and children (up to 30) can obtain citizenship together with an investor
Visa-free or visa on arrival access to more than 137 countries
No global income, dividends, wealth and inheritance tax
Information on obtaining citizenship is not disclosed to third parties
No need to visit the island during the application process
No requirement to reside in the country
In order to obtain a second Dominica passport, you should first contact an investment immigration agency. Their specialists will help you with the preparation of documents and will supervise the applicant throughout the entire process. Thus, the investor will be able to avoid unnecessary difficulties.
In addition, the investment immigration agency will preliminarily examine the applicant’s documents and advise what are the chances of obtaining Dominica citizenship.Show more ∨
If an investor thinking about how to obtain Dominica citizenship for a Russian citizen – there are no special requirements. He or she just need to fulfill the general conditions of the program.
$ 100,000 — a minimum non-refundable contribution
Examples of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $ 109.950
For a family of four - $ 205.200
$ 200,000 — a minimum investment in a real estate project approved by the government
Examples of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $ 262,550
For a family of four - $ 305,200
The following steps are described for reference purpose only. The main thing that we want to underline is that Migronis takes care of the preparation and submission of your case. You only need to provide the original documents. We will do all the paperwork ourselves.
Free preliminary background check (due diligence) of an applicant (1 day) and contract signing in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the passport copies of all family members who will be included in the citizenship application.
Result of the stage: background check report + signed contract.
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents, and send the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Dominica.
You submit the original documents and sign the forms and other documents that we prepare by ourselves.
Result of the stage: Confirmation of documents received by the government.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit carries out the processing of the case during the period from 3 to 5 months. Sometimes there are delays of up to 12 months, and additional documents may be requested. A visit to the island is not required.
Result of the stage: Approval in principle is issued.
Applicant’s actions: Pay the required amount of investment within a month after the approval is issued.
After paying the investment and fees, our lawyer in Dominica receives a certificate of naturalisation along with a passport and sends it either to one of our offices where we give it to you, or sends it to you directly. Passport is valid for 10 years. A child’s passport is valid for 5 years. We will remind you to renew the passport 6 months prior to its expiration date.
Obtaining a driver's license in Dominica, Utility bill, local phone number, as well as other documents.
Replacement and restoration of a passport within 7-14 days in case of its loss/damage/expiration without your visit to the island.
Registration of a company and opening an account at a local bank. It’s required to visit Dominica in order to open an account and obtain a driver's license.
We described the procedure of obtaining a Dominica citizenship in every detail, dividing every step into stages, providing examples and photos of all the documents. This material is also available in video format.Show case
You pay only after your case is approved and you’ve obtained your citizenship. Payment can also be made through world-renowned escrow agents. In this case, all funds shall be kept on the agent’s account until you receive citizenship.
In the Caribbean, it is very important to have a local certified specialist who understands the local specifics of work. We work without intermediaries and therefore are responsible for the results.
Our offices are located in different time zones, so we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Want to see for yourself? Send us a message online or call us now.
Apart from obtaining a passport, we can help you get a driver’s license, registration address (utility bill), local telephone number. We can also help you open a bank account and register a company.
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents, and send the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Dominica. Our partner on the island controls the process over there and receives passports afterwards. Your participation is kept to a minimum: you only provide the original documents, make the necessary payments and sign the forms.
Our lawyers are based both in the CIS countries and in the countries where we apply for citizenship and residency.
We start working on a case only if we 100% sure we can help a client to obtain citizenship or residency. For this purpose, we conduct a preliminary background check (due diligence), submit a report and our recommendations. Only after that we sign the contract and proceed with the case.
In order to implement the post-paid service mechanism, we have perfectly adjusted our internal processes. Our goal is to provide the service within the shortest possible time and with a successful result, because only in this case we will get our service fees. On the average, the preparation of documents takes from 5 to 25 days.
We have extensive experience and honestly talk about both successful cases and difficult situations on our blog. We do not recommend programs that do not function well (for example, in Bulgaria), or offer overvalued real estate to obtain citizenship (most of the projects on the islands).
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Children under 18 years of age who are not married and who are fully supported by the main applicant;
Children from 18 to 30 years old, unmarried, in full-time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning, and fully financed by the main applicant;
Children who have a mental or physical disability, regardless of age;
Brothers and sisters of the main applicant under 25 years old who are single and have no children;
Parents of the main applicant and/or spouse over 55 years of age;
Former spouse cannot obtain citizenship.
Children from previous marriages can obtain citizenship. It’s obligatory to obtain the notarial consent of the second parent.
Financial dependence is confirmed by an extract on the transfer of funds (from the parent’s account to the child’s account), by a certificate of education, by the general address of registration.
A passport is issued for a period of 10 years for an adult and for 5 years for a child with its subsequent renewal for the same period.
A visit to Dominica is not required. However, it’s required to submit fingerprints. The procedure can be done at one of the certified agencies in your country. We help to arrange this process.
There are no requirements to reside in the country or to know the language.
No, Dominica law allows dual citizenship.
No, information on you obtaining citizenship is not disclosed to third parties.
It’s obligatory to disclose information about your former visa rejections to these countries as hiding this information may affect the final decision. If your visa application wasn’t approved for some reason, apart from such significant violations as an expulsion from the country, violation of terms of stay, deportation, etc., you are safe to apply for a citizenship. At the same time, hiding this information when submitting a case can serve as a basis for rejecting the application.
Citizens of Dominica can apply for a long-term visa to the United States for the period of up to 10 years, with the right to stay in the country for up to 6 months a year. Visa may be obtained in one of the U.S. consulates.
Visa-free regime with the countries of the Schengen zone (you can stay for 90 days out of 180):
Visa-free travel to the UK (you can stay for 6 months a year):
No additional documents and prior registration required for crossing these borders.
Confirmation of employment and/or ownership of business is required. The following documents may be requested:
- certificate of salary, dividends received;
- certificate from the tax authorities;
- documents on the sale of real estate or other assets;
- an extract from the brokerage account on the sale of securities or income received;
- sale or gift contract;
- other documents confirming the acquisition of income.
One or several documents can be provided, the checklist is agreed when preparing the case.
No, unlike in the Vanuatu program, where funds can be transferred through a certified agent, funds must be transferred from a personal account to get a Dominica passport.
Non-residents only pay tax on profits earned in the state. The tax rate is 15%.
Hotel business and diving centers pay a reduced rate — up to 10%.
Offshore companies registered in the country receive a 20-year tax holiday and do not pay income tax, inheritance or wealth tax. Such companies pay for registration and an annual state fee.
There are no taxes on world income, dividends, wealth and inheritance.
To become a tax resident, you must reside on Dominica for at least 183 days.
It is possible to get a registration address (rental agreement and utility bill), driving license without the need of passing an exam if a valid driving license is available (a one-day visit is required), local phone number, social insurance number when you open a local company and payroll.
The minimum investment amount is $200,000.
In order to qualify for citizenship, you must hold authorised real estate for 3 years from the grant of citizenship. Furthermore, you may only resell that real estate under the CBI program after 5 years of receiving citizenship.
After choosing the real estate object, you must make an initial deposit of 10% to reserve the object. The remaining amount should be paid after the application for citizenship is approved by the government of Dominica.
Important: All funds (state fees) are transferred exclusively to the government account.
An applicant does not pass a due diligence check and their application for citizenship is rejected. An investor can also be deprived of the citizenship of Dominica if the status was obtained by providing false information, fraud or concealment of actual information.
By providing false information;
Existence of outstanding conviction or criminal proceedings for serious criminal offenses in any country of the world;
If the applicant poses a potential threat to public order, national security or the reputation of Dominica or any other country;
If your application for a visa to a country with which Dominica has a visa-free regime has been denied.
Passport of Dominica ranks 37th out of 106 in the ranking of the most influential passports of the world.
GDP 2017 - $ 0,56 billion;
Population - 73,086 (as of 2018);
The capital is Roseau;
Sectors of the economy - offshore business, tourism, eco-tourism, agriculture;
Doing Business 2017 ranking - ranked 98 out of 190, according to the ease of doing business.
Dominica is also:
- Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations;
- Member of the Organization of American States;
- Member of International Organisation of the Francophonie:
- Member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States OECS;
- Member of the Caribbean Community CARICOM since May 1, 1974:
- Member of the World Trade Organization.
According to Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Dominica, in October 2018, the government collected about $60 million to buy land for a new international airport. They achieved it by setting aside $5 million each month out of the income gained by the CBI program.
For the second year in a row, the Dominica CBI program is recognized as the best by the global ranking “Citizenship by Investment Index”. The rating was conducted and published by Professional Wealth Management, a subsidiary of Financial Times.