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Citizenship by Investment in Dominica

Often referred to as the “Nature Island” for its raw beauty and view, the Commonwealth of Dominica is easily among the most breath-taking places in the world. With white sand beaches, crystal clear water, lush green forests, unspoiled rainforests and the best diving spots for adventurers, the Commonwealth of Dominica is the most beautiful island in the Caribbean.

Dominica has a politically and economically stable climate and the crime rate is lowest in the region. With a diverse cultural ratio, it is a perfect place for all groups of people.


  • Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 145 destinations worldwide
  • Ability to include a spouse, unmarried children under 31 who are substantially dependent on the main applicant, and parents and grandparents aged 65 and older, as well as to add dependents after citizenship has been granted to the main applicant
  • Citizenship by descent available for future generations
  • Right to live, work, and study in Dominica
  • No restrictions on dual citizenship in Dominica
  • No minimum stay required

Qualification Criteria & Requirements

To qualify for citizenship under the current regulations, single applicants may choose from one of two options:

  • A non-refundable contribution to the Economic Development Fund of USD$100,000
  • An investment in an approved real estate development with a minimum value of USD$200,000

Procedures and Timeline

The applicant and their family are required to take an oath of allegiance before an authorized notary, justice of the peace, or commissioner of oaths. After pledging allegiance, the application for citizenship is processed further and the citizenship certificates are duly issued.

There is no physical residence requirement. However, the government encourages new citizens to become further involved in the economy, and substantial incentives are on offer to make increased involvement an attractive option. The successful applicant has the right to take up residence in Dominica at any time and for any length of time. Any applicant who has been denied a visa to a country with which Dominica has a visa-free travel agreement must subsequently successfully obtain a visa from that country in order to be eligible to apply.

Pre-existing dependents of the main applicant and future spouses of persons who obtained citizenship through the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program can apply for citizenship, subject to additional fees. Newborn children of persons who obtained citizenship through the program, born after the citizenship has been obtained, can be registered for citizenship at any time.

Applications are processed by a citizenship by investment unit, a dedicated government authority within the Ministry of Finance that is responsible for the management of the program. Processing times for applications is currently three months from the receipt of a fully completed application.

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