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DOMINICA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

DOMINICA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program is for investors and single applicants looking to obtain alternative citizenship and a second passport. This program requires a financial commitment of at least USD 100,000 government donation, or USD 200,000 investment in real estate. Successful applicants are granted Dominica citizenship for life.

  • Duration

    Between 6 and 8 months

  • Family

    Dependents included:
    - Spouse
    - Children of the applicant or spouse under 18
    - Children between 18-30 years old if studying and supported
    - An unmarried daughter under 25 living with the applicant
    - Parents and grandparents over 65 if supported

  • Investment

    100,000 USD for a single applicant

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP?

To qualify for citizenship, the primary applicant must be over 18 years old, of good character, without a criminal record, and make an investment or contribution in one of the qualifying investment options.

Restricted applicants are those who are nationals of:

  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria

Nationals of the listed restricted countries are eligible to apply for citizenship through the Dominica CIP if they:

  • Have not lived in any of the restricted countries for the last 10 years;
  • Have no substantial assets in any of the restricted countries; and
  • Are not performing and have not performed any business or similar activity, in whole or in part, with or within any of the restricted countries

WHO QUALIFIES AS A DEPENDENT ON THE APPLICATION?

  • Spouse of the main applicant
  • Dependent children of the main applicant or spouse up to 30 years old (proof of full-time attendance at a recognized educational institution required for children between 18-30 years old)
  • Dependent children at least 18 years old and physically and/or mentally challenged who are living with and fully supported by the main applicant
  • Unmarried daughters of the main applicant up to 30 years old
  • Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or spouse above 55 years old living with and fully supported by the main applicant (at least one parent/grandparent must be 55 years old)

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CITIZENSHIP IN DOMINICA?

Dominica’s passport allows visa-free travel or visa-on-arrival to over 120 countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and the Schengen Area. A full list can be accessed on the CIP website here

Dual citizenship is permitted. Citizenship is valid for a lifetime and can be granted to 2nd generation family members (children born after application approval) and 3rd generation family members (not automatic; conditions apply).

WHAT IS THE USUAL PROCESSING TIME?

The processing time is approximately 3-5 months.

DO I NEED TO TRAVEL OR RESIDE IN DOMINICA AS PART OF THE CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS?

No, there is no requirement to travel or reside in Dominica prior to obtaining citizenship.

DO I NEED TO SHOW THE SOURCE OF FUNDS FOR MY INVESTMENT?

Yes, applicants are required to show that they have enough funds to make the investment. The type of documents required will vary depending on the source of the investment funds.

CAN I USE MONEY THAT HAS BEEN GIFTED TO ME BY A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER FOR THE INVESTMENT?

Yes, applicants can include money that has been gifted by a friend or family member for the investment. In most cases, additional documents will be required from the sponsor regarding their source of funds. The type of documents required will vary depending on the source of the investment funds.