Migration, Residency & Citizenship

DominicaCitizenship By Investment



The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program, officially known as the Dominica Economic Citizenship Program, allows individuals and their families to obtain citizenship of Dominica by making a qualifying investment or contribution to the country.

Investment Options

  • Contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)
  • Investment in a real estate project approved by the government

Family Inclusion

Applicants can include spouses, children under 18, student children between 18 and 30 years of age, unmarried daughters under 25 years of age, as well as financially dependent parents over 65 years of age in the CBI application.

Eligibility Criteria

Main applicants must be of at least 18 years old and meet a minimum qualifying investment in one of the investment option. All adult applicants must successfully undergo a due diligence review, including a mandatory interview either in person or online. They have to openly and honestly disclose all relevant information related to the Dominica citizenship by investment application and cover processing, due diligence, and administrative fees.


Fast & Cost-effective

Dominica offers one of the most cost-effective CBI programs in the Caribbean, enabling a single applicant to acquire citizenship for just US$100,000 in short period.

Visa-free travel

Dominica passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa on arrival access (plus ETAs) to 143 jurisdictions, including the EU, UAE, Russia, China, Hong Kong, etc.

Post Approval Investment

Applicants have to invest only after receiving conditional approval for their CBI application. A real estate investment becomes eligible for resale after three (3) years.

Favorable Taxation

Dominica does not impose personal income tax, wealth tax, or inheritance tax.

No Residency Requirement

Applicants can apply immediately without any specific physical residency prerequisites.

Dual Citizenship allowed

Applicants are not required to renounce their current citizenship(s). All advantages and privileges of holding citizenships in multiple countries are available.

Investment Options

The Commonwealth of Dominica offers two investment options in its Citizenship by investment Program: a non-refundable contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) and Investment in an approved real estate project.

Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)

Main applicant USD 100,000
Main applicant and Spouse USD 150,000
Main applicant and up to three (3) dependents USD 175,000
For any additional dependent over 18 years of age USD 50,000
For any additional dependent below 18 years of age USD 25,000

Real Estate Investment

The qualified investment required for the Real Estate investment option is set at US$ 200,000. This investment must be maintained for either a three-year period starting from the date of citizenship approval or, in the event that the future buyer is also a CBI applicant, for a duration of five years following the date of citizenship approval.

Government Fees:

Main applicant USD 25,000
Main applicant and up to three (3) dependents USD 35,000
Main applicant and up to five (5) dependents USD 50,000
Any additional qualified dependent USD USD 25,000
Government fees are applicable only for the Real Estate investment option.

Other Applicable Fees

The following fees apply under both investment options of the CBI program:

Processing fee per applicationUSD 1,000
Certificate of Naturalisation fee per applicantUSD 250
Due Diligence fee for the main applicantUSD 7,500
Due Diligence fee for a dependent aged 16 or overUSD 4,000
Expedited passport issuance fee per personUSD 1,200

Enhanced Due Diligence Fees

Enhanced due diligence fees may be required depending on current citizenship status, and other personal circumstances. Effective from July 17th, 2023, all Iranian applicants are required to pay the following enhanced due diligence fees:

Main applicant USD 25,000
Spouse USD 15,000
Each dependent 16 years of age or over USD 15,000
Each dependent 12 to 15 years of age USD 10,000

Application Process

Bayat Legal Services’ compliance team will conduct an internal due diligence check, which entails a background security screening of the applicant, Preparation of KYC (Know Your Client) and a qualification assessment.
Preparation of the tailored list of documents. The client signs a retainer agreement with Bayat Group. Gathering documents required for the application.
Applicants need to meet the eligibility criteria, including financial requirements and a clean background.
After gathering all of required original documents and sending them to Bayat Group team, our citizenship experts will assess the file and make it ready for submission to Dominica CBI Unit. The unit will review the application and conduct due diligence checks. Applicants need to go through the mandatory interview, either in person or online.
After the application has been processed and a decision has been reached, the applicant will receive a letter informing them of the outcome. If the application is approved, applicants will be required to proceed with making the qualified investment, covering the associated fees for the investment option.
Upon completion of the required contribution or investment, applicants will receive a No Objection Certificate (NOC), which confirms the granting of citizenship in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Subsequently, Bayat Group will proceed to apply for the passport on clients’ behalf.
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