Dominica Citizenship By Investment

Citizenship | Access to EU, United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong

The Commonwealth of Dominica’s citizenship by investment programme is set out in section 101 of the constitution
and sections 8 and 20 (1) of the Citizenship Act and further regulated through the updated regulations of 2016 (S.R.&O.38 of 2016)

Dominica

Dominica sits halfway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, with a population of approximately 73,500. Its capital is Roseau, and the official language is English although French Patois is also spoken. The local currency is the East Caribbean dollar, which is pegged to the United States dollar.

The nation’s main exports are agricultural and include coffee, cocoa, bananas, citrus fruits, and tropical fruits. Main exported manufactured products are rum, timber, and soap. Tourism, which includes a budding eco-tourism industry, is also an important driver of Dominica’s economy.

Dominica is named time and time again as one of the world’s happiest places in which to live, offering a tranquil lifestyle within a safe, peaceful, and pristine environment and a culturally vibrant and friendly community. The ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean’ is a tropical paradise and arguably, one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Benefits

The Government of Dominica provides a number of fiscal and other concessions that aim to make doing business on the island even more attractive. These include generous tax holidays, import duty and tax waivers, and streamlined processes.

Holders of Dominican passports can use them to travel internationally and benefit from the many visa-free travel regimes the Dominican Government has established with its allies across the globe. Some of the major hubs available to those travelling on a Dominican passport include the United Kingdom, with whom Dominica shares a long history, Singapore, Hong Kong and the European nations of the Schengen Area.

COMMITTMENT

To be eligible for citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica under its Citizenship by Investment Programme, one of the following commitments is required:

– A contribution into the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) amounting to a minimum of USD 100,000 for a single applicant, and increasing depending on the number of dependants included in the application; or
– An investment in a designated real estate with a value of at least USD 200,000;

Further to this, a total of USD 8,750 for a single main applicant is required to cover government processing fees, due diligence fees, certificate of naturalisation fee and an expedited passport issuance fee. An additional USD 25,000 is also applicable if real estate is the chosen investment route. A further USD 1,200 may also be added for an expedited passport issuance process.

This means that the total capital outlay for a single applicant would amount to circa USD 108,750 if choosing the EDF contribution or USD 233,750 for the real estate investment route. This excludes any bank charges, statutory taxes and service providers’ professional fees.

Our Process

1-qualification

1. Qualify

The CIVIQUO™ process starts by filling in our qualification questionnaire. The questionnaire is a simple online form which helps us to gather all your requirements, whilst ensuring that the essential criteria are met.

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2. Receive Quotes

Our team will use the information you provide to find the best quotes in the market for you. Our growing international network of immigration professionals, means that we can provide the best quotes in the market, for any residency or citizenship programme, anywhere in the world.

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3. Confirm

We will send you the quotes and once you have identified a quote which best suits your needs, our team will reconfirm expectations on both sides, a client agreement is signed, and a deposit payment is made.

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4. Application Process

Your chosen service provider, will work with you to start compiling the application. Our concierge-style support will ensure that the process of compiling the application is as smooth as possible.

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5. Outcome

Once an application has been submitted, the government authorities review the application and communicate the outcome. This period of time varies depending upon the programme, but it may be used to further explore what opportunities will become available once residency or citizenship are attained.

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6. Renewal & Support

Some residency and citizenship programmes require compliance monitoring, and/or renewals, and together with our service providers, we will make sure that any renewals, or other interventions are done on time, and accurately. Even after this, the CIVIQUO team remains at your service.