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DOMINICA
DOMINICA

The Commonwealth of Dominica – ‘The Nature Isle of the Caribbean’
After devastated damage caused by hurricanes Erika (2015) and Maria (2017) Dominica attracts investors to become the world’s first climate-resilient nation and the country’s citizenship by investment program is the main source of funds. Along with ‘Social Housing’, the money, which foreign investors spend to obtain a second passport in Dominica, is used to expand luxury hotels & resorts infrastructure on the island of just 750 km2 and with a population of around 73 thousand.

Visa-free travel to
135+ countries

Dual citizenship
allowed

Physical stay
not required

Investment starts from
USD 100,000

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Dominica

Citizenship by Investment

Second Passport

Benefits

  • Visa-free access to 143 countries, including EU, UK, Russia, Singapore, etc.
  • No residency requirement before or after the application.
  • No language tests and interviews.
  • Quick and straightforward application process.
  • Irrevocable citizenship for a family transferable to further generations.
  • Access to alternative International financial services.
  • Tax optimization and business-friendly environment.
  • Dual citizenship is allowed.

Foreigners can attain a second passport from the Commonwealth of Dominica through the citizenship by investment program, only via the licensed authorized Agent. Applicant must be at least 18 years old, with a good repute and health. Application can be accomplished remotely, without a need of visiting the island. The whole process is quick and straightforward lasting around 2-3 months.

Investors must comply with a certain criterion, which includes contributing to the development of Dominica by donating to the special fund or investing in a real estate with specific thresholds and pass the Due Diligence checks. Investors’ family members are also eligible to apply. Citizenship is granted for the life-time and it can be inherited by further generations.

Providing false information or being convicted in criminal activities may be the reason for annulling the citizenship and the alternate passport of the investor might be revoked. Applicants, who pose potential national security risk or have been denied an entry visa to the countries with which Dominica has a visa-waiver agreement, cannot qualify for the economic citizenship scheme.

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Investment Options

Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)

The following are now payable under the direct monetary investment (commonly referred to as the ‘contribution to the EDF’) arm of the Programme:

Main applicant USD 100,000
Spouse of the main applicant USD 50,000
Sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant aged 18 to 25 USD 50,000
Any dependant other than the spouse of the main applicant or a sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is aged 18 to 25 USD 25,000 each

Except that USD 175,000 shall be sufficient for a family of four including the main applicant, the spouse of the main applicant, and two other dependants other than a dependant who is a sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant.

Note: Therefore, that if a family composed of a main applicant and his or her spouse, child, mother, and sibling aged 25 were to apply for citizenship through a direct monetary contribution, the contribution amount required would be: USD 225,000 (USD 175,000 + USD 50,000).

Real Estate

The following are now payable in Government Fees for applicants under real estate arm of the Programme, Please note that the minimum threshold for real estate investments remains USD 200,000:

Main applicant USD 25,000
Applicant with spouse USD 35,000
Family of up to four persons, including the main applicant and up to three dependants but excluding any dependant who is a sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant USD 35,000
Family of up to six persons, including the main applicant and up to five dependants but excluding any dependant who is a sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant USD 50,000
Family of seven persons or more, including the main applicant and at least six dependants but excluding any dependant who is a sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant USD 70,000
A sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant aged 18 to 25 USD 50,000
A sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant below the age of 18 USD 25,000

Note: If a family composed of a main applicant and his or her spouse, child, mother, and sibling aged 25 were to apply for citizenship through a real estate investment, the following payments would need to be made:
Minimum investment: USD 200,000
Government Fees: US$85,000 (USD 35,000 + USD 50,000)

  • Applicable Fees

    All remaining fees are unchanged. Therefore, the following fees continue to apply under both arms of the Programme:

    Processing Fee USD 1,000 (per application)
    Certificate of Naturalisation Fee USD 250 (per applicant)
    Due Diligence Fee for the main applicant USD 7,500
    Due Diligence Fee for a dependant aged 16 or over USD 4,000

Application Process

Step 1

Bayat legal Services’ compliance team will conduct an internal due diligence.
Qualification assessment, KYC and background security check.

Step 2

Study the application, sign the retainer agreement, prepare tailor made list of documents and application preparation.

Step 3

Submission, file review, due diligence process.

Step 4

Final decision, Comfort letter issuance and contribution payment.

Step 5

Naturalization certificates and passports issuance.