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Dominica

Citizenship by Investment

About the Program.

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program was introduced in 1993 by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, allowing foreign investors to acquire citizenship under certain conditions. This is now one of the world’s longest-running economic citizenship schemes and one of the most reputable. Applicants obtain an irrevocable citizenship and passport without having to reside in the country or renounce their current nationality.

Processing time
4 months
Visa free travel
Instant visa-free to 143 countries including the Schengen States, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong
Investment type
Donation to Dominica’s Government Fund or Real Estate Investment in Dominica
Family dependents
Spouse, children up to 30 years old, parents/grandparents without age restrictions, and siblings 25 years and below
Passport validity
For persons above 16 years of age it will be valid for 10 years, for children under 16 it is valid for five years

COUNTRY INFO

Named as “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” for its natural environment with lush mountainous forest, natural hot springs and diving spots Commonwealth of Dominica is an attractive ecotourism destination. The country has been independent since

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1979 and is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, the Organization of American States (OAS), CARICOM and various other international organizations. Dominica is a politically and economically stable state with the lowest crime rate in the region. In addition Dominica recognizes dual citizenship.

CAPITAL

Roseau

POPULATION

73,757

LANGUAGE

English (official), French patois

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Parliamentary republic

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

COSTS

To be eligible for Dominica Citizenship under its Citizenship by Investment Programme, there are two options to choose from.

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These agencies use various international and local sources such as Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies. Adeniyi Associates professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For each case, Adeniyi Associates assigns a Document Collection Specialist. The firm provides a customized service that streamlines the application process while requiring the bare minimum from clients. Our job is to make the document collection process as simple as possible for the client, and when required, we obtain the documents without their involvement. Please keep in mind that Adeniyi Associates will draw up a personalized checklist for your application.

TIMELINE

The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

BENEFITS

Visa-free travel

Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 135 countries and territories including Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Schengen area, and the United Kingdom.

Guaranteed by law

The Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment program is based on the law and is guaranteed by the government since 1993.

Smooth process

Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 6 months to your new citizenship.

Tax relief

The Commonwealth of Dominica imposes minimal taxation, with an exception of no taxation on wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains.

Less residency required

There are no physical residency requirements, you are entitled to apply instantly.

Dual Citizenship

There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.

Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 18 years, a child up to 30 years old that is currently enrolled in an educational institution, a spouse, and parents above the age of 55.
The Commonwealth of Dominica Government does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
You are not required to visit the Commonwealth of Dominica before or after obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit the country and learn about its culture and beauties.
No, the passport of the Commonwealth of Dominica is still not a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
The passport of Commonwealth of Dominica has 32 pages with each page containing watermarks depicting national images.

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