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