General Benefits

As a citizen of Dominica, you can partake in a wealth of opportunities and experiences, including:

  • Living in a peaceful and welcoming country for life, in the knowledge that you have contributed to its prosperity through an outstanding citizenship by investment programme
  • Becoming part of a global community that transcends Dominica’s land borders
  • Global mobility, including visa-free travel to over 120 countries and territories, from Singapore and Hong Kong, to the European Union and the United Kingdom
  • Minimal taxation – no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains tax
  • Full residence status, with the right to live and work in Dominica if you so choose to
  • The ability to hold multiple citizenships
  • The freedom to live abroad if you are legally able to under the laws of your host nation, as there is no requirement to reside in Dominica before or after citizenship is granted

Lifestyle Benefits

Dominica is named time and time again as one of the world’s happiest places in which to live. Boasting a high number of centurions (people who have lived to be older than 100 years), it offers a tranquil lifestyle within a safe, peaceful, and pristine environment and a culturally vibrant and friendly community.

The ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean’ is a tropical paradise and one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a land of natural beauty, with hundreds of rivers and waterfalls, rugged mountains covered in green, and dramatic cliffs overlooking the turquoise sea.

Dominica hosts the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake, and is home to many rare plant and animal species, including our national bird and symbol, the Sisserou Parrot. Our clear and calm sea offers spectacular dive and snorkelling sites, including shipwrecks and even underwater hot springs.

In 1998, Dominica’s Morne Trois Pitons National Park was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Since 1997, Dominica has actively participated in the work of Green Globe to develop a model for ecotourism within our island.

Business Benefits

The Government of Dominica provides a number of fiscal and other concessions that aim to make doing business on our island even more attractive. These include generous tax holidays, import duty and tax waivers, and streamlined processes. A list of business advantages is available below.

  • Minimal taxation – no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains tax and no personal income tax for residents
  • Dominica is a signatory of double taxation treaties with the USA and the CARICOM
  • There is no restriction on the repatriation of profits and imported capital
  • Generous incentive packages include corporate tax incentives, full exemption from import duties, tax relief benefits, and export allowance
  • The currency, the East Caribbean dollar (XCD), is pegged to the US dollar (USD) at a fixed rate
  • Access to several markets duty-free across the Caribbean

International Mobility

Holders of Dominican passports can use them to travel internationally and benefit from the many visa-free travel regimes the Dominican Government has established with its allies across the globe. Some of the major hubs available to those travelling on a Dominican passport include the United Kingdom, with whom Dominica shares a long history, Singapore, Hong Kong and the European nations of the Schengen Area.

Successful applicants for citizenship by investment who then apply for a Dominican passport can benefit from visa-free travel or visas-on-arrival (*) to the countries below. It must be noted that this list is fluid and subject to change. We strongly advise you to contact the relevant government authorities and agencies prior to making travel arrangements.

ANGUILLA
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
ARUBA
AUSTRIA
BARBADOS
BELARUS*
BELGIUM
BELIZE
BHUTAN*
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BRUNEI
BURUNDI*
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
CAYMAN ISLANDS
COLOMBIA
COMOROS*
COOK ISLANDS
COSTA RICA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
EAST TIMOR*
EGYPT*
EL SALVADOR
ESTONIA
FIJI
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
GIBRALTAR
GREECE
GRENADA & THE GRENADINES

HAITI
HONG KONG
HUNGARY
ICELAND
IRELAND
ITALY
JAMAICA
JORDAN*
KOREA (SOUTH)
LAOS*
LATVIA
LEEWARD ISLANDS
LESOTHO
LIECHTENSTEIN
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MALAYSIA
MALDIVES*
MALTA
MARSHALL ISLANDS*
MAURITANIA*
MAURITIUS
MONTSERRAT
NAMIBIA
NETHERLAND ANTILLES
NETHERLANDS
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS*
NORWAY
PANAMA
PERU

POLAND
PORTUGAL
ROMANIA
SAMOA (WESTERN)
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE*
SEYCHELLES
SINGAPORE
SLOVAKIA
SLOVENIA
SOLOMON ISLANDS
SPAIN
ST. MAARTEN
ST. KITTS & NEVIS
ST. LUCIA
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TANZANIA
THE BAHAMAS
TIMOR-LESTE*
TOGO*
TONGA
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TURKEY*
TURKS & CAICOS
TUVALU
UNITED KINGDOM
VANUATU
VENEZUELA
ZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE*

[https://cbiu.gov.dm/the-benefits/]

Step 1

The first step for applying for citizenship is to choose an agent from the list of Authorised Agents. Applications for citizenship cannot be submitted directly to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) and must only be handled by an Authorised Agent.

An “Authorised Agent” means a person licensed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit who has paid the Authorised Agent’s fee pursuant to paragraph 1(1) of the Schedule of the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment Regulations, 2014, and is authorised to act on behalf of the main applicant in relation to a citizenship by investment application.a

Step 2

The second step is to contact your chosen Authorised Agent, who will provide you with assistance in preparing your forms and documentation for submission to the CBIU. You will need to complete the official forms, attend a medical examination, and obtain certain supporting documents, all of which need to be submitted in English and with the appropriate notarisation and legalisation. If you are purchasing property, this will need to be reserved through a sales and purchase agreement.

Step 3

Your application will be vetted through a thorough due diligence background check which will verify the information that you have provided. The CBIU will consider the file in the light of the due diligence report, and will make a recommendation on your application to the Government.

You will receive a letter through your Authorised Agent that will inform you as to whether your application was successful (‘Approval in Principle’), delayed for further processing, or rejected.

Step 4

When all of your forms are complete, and documents collected, your Authorised Agent will submit your application to the CBIU and will liaise with the CBIU on your behalf.

The Authorised Agent will attend to all correspondence, queries, or questions on your file that may arise in due course.

There is currently no mandatory interview requirement under the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme. However, an interview may be required at the discretion of the Government.

Step 5

If your application was approved in principle, the letter issued by the CBIU will also instruct you to make the contribution payment (for the Economic Diversification Fund option) or to complete the payment of the real estate property.

Upon receiving proof of payment, the CBIU will issue your certificate of registration, which stands as evidence of your citizenship and which can be used by yourself or your Authorised Agent to apply for a Dominican passport.

 

[https://cbiu.gov.dm/how-to-apply/]

  • D1 – Disclosure Form
  • D2 – Fingerprint and Photograph Verification Form (to be completed in front of a fingerprinting officer)
  • D3 – Medical Questionnaire and Certificate (to be completed by a licensed medical practitioner)
  • D4 – Investment Agreement (EDF option only; to be completed by the main applicant only)
  • Sales and Purchase Agreement – (real estate option only)
  • Application Form 12 (two (2) completed and notarised copies)
  • Colour copies of all passports held
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate/Dissolution of Marriage Certificate, if applicable
  • Police Record from country of birth, country of citizenship, country of residence (if different), and any country in which the applicant has resided in the past 10 years, for each applicant sixteen (16) years and over. For children aged twelve to fifteen (12-15), a sworn affidavit by the parent that a child does not have criminal record is required.
  • Colour copy of driver’s licence
  • Colour copies of all identity documents/books or cards
  • Colour copies of all military service and discharge documents, if applicable
  • Colour copies of all documents evidencing a name change (other than through marriage), if applicable
  • Eight (8) passport-size photos
  • Proof of residential address (lease agreement or utility bill)
  • Colour copies of university/college diplomas
  • Letter of recommendation from the head of the school/university for children between 12 and 18 years old
  • Notarised affidavit of support for children between 18 and 30 years old
  • HIV test results (for all applicants aged 12 or above)
  • Routine blood and urine test results
  • One (1) professional reference
  • Letter of employment/financial statements
  • 12 months bank statements
  • Notarised affidavit of source of funds
  • Detailed business background reports/resume/CV
  • Letter to the Minister
  • Proof of payment of relevant fees

All colour copies must be notarised and legalised prior to submission. All documents not in English must be translated, notarised, and legalised.

Please note that the following documents have been waived for all applicants effective 1 May 2017:

  1. Bank reference
  2. Personal references
  3. Immunisation schedule
  4. Audited financial reports

Agents must, however, inform applicants that the bank reference and audited financial reports for the two most recent years are required by the bank for the processing of funds.

 

[https://cbiu.gov.dm/required-documents/]

AAA INVESTOR IMMIGRATION

ALFRED MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS CONSULTANCY

  • (Lennox Lawrence)
    Address: Office 3204, HDS Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Phone: +971 (55) 565 8705 / + 98 (912) 928 90 50 / +1 (767) 448 4771 /  +1 (767) 448 4791 / +971 (4) 452 9676 / +1 (767) 448 7376
  • Email: citizenship@alfred-mbc.com / secondcitizenship@cwdom.dm

ALICK C. LAWRENCE CHAMBERS / THE NESTMANN GROUP LTD

  • Address: Nancy Whiticker House, 7 Old Street, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Phone: +1 (767) 448 7697 / +971 (6) 563 8756 / +971 (50) 118 4336 / +971 (50) 118 4336 / +1 (767) 448 3511
  • Email: lawrencea@cwdom.dm / offshore@cwdom.dm

APEX CAPITAL PARTNERS

APEX CAPITAL PARTNERS
RIF TRUST INVESTMENTS LLC

  • Address: U BORA Tower 902 Business Bay Po. Box: 35195 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Phone: +971 (0) 424 32 032

ARTON CAPITAL (DOMINICA) LTD

BAYAT LAW GROUP INC.

  • Address: Suite 23O2, Al Moosa Tower 2, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Center Area, P.O. Box 32422, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Phone: +971 (4) 355 4646 / +971 (50) 624 4646 / +971 (4) 355 2357
  • Email: info@bayatlawgroup.com
  • Website: www.bayatlawgroup.com

BELNOR ASSOCIATES INC.

BOIS COTLETTE

CARIBBEAN CITIZENSHIP INC.

CARIBBEAN COMMERCIAL & IP LAW PRACTITIONERS LLP

CARIBBEAN CONSULTING SERVICES LTD

CARIBBEAN CONSULTING SERVICES LTD
MDM Consultancy & Marketing

CARIBBEAN CONSULTING SERVICES LTD
Reliance Immigration Law Advisers Ltd

  • Address: Suite No. 303, 3rd Floor, Business Centre Main, Shahrah E. Faisal, Karachi
  • Phone: +92 (021) 3432-6698-9
  • Email: contact@relianceimmigration.com

CARIBBEAN CONSULTING SERVICES LTD
Worldway International Investment Holdings Limited
世贸通移民集团

  • Address: Akara Building, 24 De Castro Street, Wickhams Cay I, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Phone: +86 (0755) 83830980
  • Email: xing@worldwayhk.com
  • Website: www.worldwayhk.com

CARIBBEAN–SINO CONSULTING SERVICES LTD
加勒比中国咨询服务有限公司

CCP INC.

CITIZENSHIP INVEST LTD

CORPORATE SOLUTIONS LTD

CTRUSTGLOBAL LTD

DE FREITAS, DE FREITAS & JOHNSON CHAMBERS

  • Address: 14 Cork Street, P.O. Box 2306, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Phone: +1 (767) 448 2530 / +1 (767) 448 6760
  • Email: defreitas@cwdom.dm

DESIGN MANAGEMENT LTD

DOMINICA INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED

  • Dominica Office: 2nd Floor, Eversleigh House is, of Hanover Street Corner & Hodges Lane, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
    Asia Pacific Office: 30, Block 2, 5th Floor, Room 503 Newport Center Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Phone: +852 22758111 / +852 3011 3838
  • Email: DICL163@163.com
  • Website: www.bonadominica.com

DOMINICA INVESTMENT SERVICE CENTER

DUNCAN G. STOWE

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMS LTD

GUIDE CONSULTANTS INC.

HARVEY LAW GROUP

IMT INC.

  • Address: 3 Victoria Street, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Phone: +1 (767) 448 4443 / +1 (767) 448 4449
  • Email: amason@cwdom.dm
  • Website: www.imts-inc.net

IMT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REGISTRY

LA VIDA EUROPE LTD

MODERN AGRICULTURAL VENTURES INC.

  • Address: 24 King George V Street, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Phone: +1 (767) 235 1400 / +1 (767) 276 4047
  • Email: admin@dcainvestagri.com

MONTREAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS EST. LTD

NL CITIZENSHIP LTD

  • Address: No. 11 Great George Street, P.O. Box 2352, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Phone: +1 (767) 448 0125 / +1 (767) 448 0126
  • Email: info@nlcdom.com

PASSPRO IMMIGRATION SERVICES

  • Address: P.O. Box 0069, 501 Al Habtoor Business Tower, JBR – Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates
  • Phone: +971 4 554 1449 / +971567281124
  • Email: info@passpro.co
  • Website: www.passpro.co

REACH IMMIGRATION

  • Address: Amman, Baghdad, Cairo “New Cairo & Cario 5th Settlement”, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dubai Riyadh, Olaya Street, Nemir Complex 1, 6th Floor, office 609+610 KSA
  • Phone: +966 12 290 0370 / +966 11 216 4031 / +964 782 900 2222 / +202 22 665 818 / +202 25 734 033 / +962 6 552 1114 / +967 1 44 8242 / +966 50 570 0453 / +966 50 449 2050 / +964 782 900 2222 / +201 06 610 0028 / +201 00 470 6800 / +962 79 600 2099
  • Email: reach@reachimmigration.com
  • Website: www.reachimmigration.com

SAVORY AND PARTNERS

SECOND CITIZENSHIP LTD

SUNSTONE INCORPORATED – TRANQUILITY BEACH DOMINICA

VARDIKOS & VARDIKOS

  • (Lennox Lawrence)
    Address: 3 Mavromichali Street, GR 106 79, Athens, Greece
  • Phone: +1 (767) 448 4771 / +1 (767) 448 4791 / +30 (210) 362 7889 / +30 (693) 247 8585 / +971 (50) 668 9558 / +1 (767) 448 7376 / +30 (210) 361 7848 / +30 (210) 338 7088
  • Email: secondcitizenship@cwdom.dm / dominicaservices@vardikos.com
  • Website: vardikos.com/

VERLYN LIZ-ANN FAUSTIN

WHITCO INC.

  • Address: P.O. Box 213037, Kennedy Avenue, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Phone: +1 (767) 449 9800 / +1 (767) 449 9777
  • Email: info@whitco-inc.com
  • Website: whitco-inc.com

WORLDWIDE INVESTMENT SERVICES INC.

Information

Applications for citizenship cannot be submitted directly to the Citizenship by Investment Unit and must only be handled by an Authorised Agent.

The regulations governing the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme restrict the promotion, dissemination, and advertisement of the Programme to those persons who have been approved to take these actions. Persons who fail to comply with these regulations are potentially liable to a conviction and a fine, as well as to having their name appear on this website as an unauthorised person or entity.

Advertising and promotion, including uploading online content about the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme, is strictly prohibited unless specific authorisation has been sought and received from the Government of Dominica. Persons who wish to promote, market, or advertise the Programme must prepare and lodge a formal application with the Citizenship by Investment Unit.

WARNING: Potential investors must ensure that they are only dealing with Authorised Agents, a list of which can be found on this page.

Persons are advised to refrain from conducting business relating to citizenship by investment with persons or entities whose names do not appear on this official list.

Kent Citizenship Services is not an Authorised Agent under the Citizenship by Investment Programme.

[https://cbiu.gov.dm/authorised-agents/]

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According to PM Skerrit, the CBI Programme is estimated to bring an extra EC$406.6 million to the country’s revenues in the coming year. One of the new directions the funds are used for is an ambitious Housing and Resettlement project to address the standard of living of the locals post-Maria…Read More

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Ambassador Steve Ferrol, Cabinet Secretary of the Government of Dominica, revealed that the “Special Employment Programme” will be an innovative and proactive one that will run for six months in the first instance and lead to the creation of 1100 jobs…Read More

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Updates to the Programme

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