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
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.
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
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.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
GRENADA & THE GRENADINES
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS*
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE*
ST. KITTS & NEVIS
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TURKS & CAICOS
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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:
- Bank reference
- Personal references
- Immunisation schedule
- 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.
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- Dominica Office: 28 Kennedy Avenue, Top Floor, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
Russia Office: 25 Leontievsky Lane, 5th Floor, Suite 505, 125009, Moscow, Russia
- Phone: +1 (767) 449 2121 / +7 (495) 221 4170
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- Phone: +971 (0) 424 32 032
CARIBBEAN CITIZENSHIP INC.
- Address: c/o Hibiscus Ridge, P.O. Box 999, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
- Email: email@example.com
CARIBBEAN COMMERCIAL & IP LAW PRACTITIONERS LLP
CARIBBEAN CONSULTING SERVICES LTD
- Address: 25 Independence Street, 2nd Floor, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
- Phone: +1 (767) 448 5773
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
- Dominica Office: 8 Copthall, P.O. Box 2342, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
Russia Office: “Gruzinka 30” Business Center, Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street, 30Ac1, office #214, Moscow, Russia
- Phone: +1 (767) 448 1708 / +7 (495) 214 1886 / +1 767 448 17 31
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
- Website: https://www.goccp.com/ / www.dominicacitizenship.com
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- Address: 14 Cork Street, P.O. Box 2306, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
- Phone: +1 (767) 448 2530 / +1 (767) 448 6760
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
GUIDE CONSULTANTS INC.
- Address: 28 Independence Street, P.O.Box 822, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
- Phone: 1 (767) 448 3334
- Email: email@example.com
HARVEY LAW GROUP
- Address: 25 Independence Street, Top Floor, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
- Phone: +1 (767) 448 2009
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MODERN AGRICULTURAL VENTURES INC.
- Address: 24 King George V Street, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
- Phone: +1 (767) 235 1400 / +1 (767) 276 4047
- Email: email@example.com
MONTREAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS EST. LTD
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- Address: No. 11 Great George Street, P.O. Box 2352, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
- Phone: +1 (767) 448 0125 / +1 (767) 448 0126
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Amman, Baghdad, Cairo “New Cairo & Cario 5th Settlement”, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dubai Riyadh, Olaya Street, Nemir Complex 1, 6th Floor, office 609+610 KSA
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- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.reachimmigration.com
- (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: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
- Website: vardikos.com/
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.
Kempinski Opens Its First Caribbean Hotel in Dominica, With Citizenship by Investment Shares Already Sold Out
Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica opens
Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica officially has opened its doors to discerning travelers around the world. The resort is the second venture of Kempinski Hotels in this region and Dominica’s newest five-star resort. Read more
Kempinski’s First Caribbean Resort Is Open in Dominica
The hottest Caribbean hotel opening of 2019 is here.
Kempinski’s first-ever Caribbean resort has officially opened its doors in the north of Dominica.
The 151-room Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica resort is a monumental new addition to an island that has always been one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean. Read more
Reputable Vietnamese Are Eligible for Dominican Citizenship by Investment – the Best in the World According to FT Experts
The Financial Times’ publication – Professional Wealth Management – released the abridged Vietnamese version of its CBI Index. Every year, the special report compares all the legislated programmes in the world that can offer certain foreign investors the option of obtaining second citizenship in exchange for an investment into the country’s economy. These are known as citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes. Of all 13 programmes currently active in the world, for the third consecutive year, FT experts found that Dominica is the best country for economic citizenship. Read more
CBI-Approved Sanctuary Rainforest Eco-Resort Makes Way for New Dominica – CS Global Partners
The Sanctuary Rainforest Eco-Resort and Spa is the latest hotel development exemplifying Dominica’s commitment to building sustainability. As an upcoming leader in ecotourism, Sanctuary Rainforest joins a growing list of resorts rooted in environmentally sensitive values rising on this small Caribbean island. Importantly, its shares are already available under the island’s world-leading Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, with successful investors being able to receive both ROI and citizenship. Read more
Dominica Proofs Homes Against Climate Change Using Citizenship by Investment Funds – CS Global Partners
Another thirty-three Dominican families will benefit from new affordable homes by the end of June as part of the Skerrit administration’s larger plan to build 5,000 homes around the Caribbean island, called the ‘Housing Revolution’. The Government Information Service (GIS) of Dominica recently detailed some of the latest updates concerning the Grand Fond Housing Project on its ‘National Focus’ segment. Read more
After EY, New Smith & Williamson Report Categorically Rejects Assumption That Dominica’s CBI Programme Facilitates Tax Evasion
UK-based financial services firm Smith & Williamson released a new report this month, titled Citizenship vs Residency: The Taxation Implications of Citizenship by Investment Programmes. It explores the tax consequences of an individual participating in Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme and concludes that there is no negative impact either on Dominica or on jurisdictions that had taxed the individual prior to his becoming an economic citizen. Read more
Dominica’s CBI Programme Poses No Risk to Facilitating Tax Evasion, Top UK Firm Finds – CS Global Partners
Dominica is at the forefront of a new report released this month by Smith & Williamson, a UK-based financial services firm. Titled Citizenship vs Residency: The Taxation Implications of Citizenship by Investment Programmes, the report explores the tax consequences of an individual participating in Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. It concludes that there is no negative impact either on Dominica or on jurisdictions that had taxed the individual prior to his becoming an economic citizen. Read more
Citizenship by investment project: The Residences at Secret Bay launches in Dubai
Dominica’s premier luxury resort offers first-of-its-kind Caribbean citizenship by investment opportunity, with completed villas, proven financial performance and a competitive exit strategy. Read more
Dominica expands public housing programme, funded by citizenship by investment
The government of Dominica announced last week that it had commissioned the construction of 32 new, affordable, and, crucially, weather-resistant homes for Bellevue Rawle families in the Roseau North Constituency as part of Dominica’s ‘Housing Revolution.’ Once finished, the national project will count 5,000 new homes for residents across the island. Read more
New Eco-Luxury Villas in Dominica Become Eligible for Citizenship by Investment – CS Global Partners
42 villas in The Residences at Secret Bay are now available under Dominica’s CBI Programme for a USD218,000 investment per share. Award-winning eco-luxury hotel also announces 360 taster visits for interested investors and agents… Read more
Dominica’s Year of Success: “Always count on Dominica to be on the good and safe side”
Dominica is no stranger to success, which is all the more impressive when taking into consideration the number of challenges that beset the island in the last year. Since Hurricane Maria’s passage in 2017, Dominica has shown nothing but determination and resilience to return to its former glory – which it has.
While there have been many factors involved in Dominica’s resurgence, the island’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme had a substantial part to play. Since 1993, the programme has allowed the Commonwealth island to advance its national development through offering globally-minded individuals a second citizenship unlike any other…Read More
Hurricane-Proof Dominica: Investors Join Forces And See The Caribbean Country Flourish
After pledging to become “the world’s first climate-resilient nation”, Dominica demonstrates its economy is hurricane-proof, partly thanks to its world-leading Citizenship by Investment programme. Moreover, this small Caribbean island was praised for its recent ban on single-use plastic and its devotion to innovative engineering research that could help others minimise the consequences of destructive adverse weather, as experienced by the east coast of the US following hurricane Florence landfall. This philosophy is ingrained in Dominica’s Global Community mindset, which believes in caring not only for native or economic citizens, but the world as one…Read More
Dominica awarded world’s best country for second citizenship
Independent report declares Dominica an attractive investment prospect for international businesspersons.
For the second year running, Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme has finished first in a special report issued by Financial Times subsidiary Professional Wealth Management…Read More
How Dominica’s CBI is Changing the Lives of its Citizens
During his recent Budget Address, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced the crucial role the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme plays in improving the lives of this Caribbean nation.
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
World Finance: An enticing citizenship by investment opportunity in the Caribbean
The Commonwealth of Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, is a small island in the Lesser Antilles archipelago. While renowned for its idyllic beauty, untainted waters and verdant rainforest, Dominica is much more than just a picturesque holiday destination with tranquil scenery. The Dominican people are entrepreneurial in their approach, and the island has the international network to prove it.
Since 1993, Dominica has been home to one of the world’s first citizenship by investment programmes, offering international businesspeople the opportunity to benefit from the island’s increasingly global perspective…Read More
Public And Private Sectors To Benefit From CBI-Funded Special Employment Programme
In an effort to stem unemployment on the island, the Government of Dominica announced that it will be using Citizenship By Investment (CBI) funds to stimulate economic and social recovery through the Special Employment Programme.
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
The Revival Of Dominica’s Hospitality Sector After Hurricane Maria
Hotels today are much more than just a place to sleep and rest. Many travelers view them as an integral part of a gateway experience. With the recent boom in CBI-financed hospitality real estate in Dominica, the island is continuing to move closer to boasting hotels that are as much a selling point as the destination itself.
Upon completion, some of the Caribbean’s most luxurious eco-spa resorts, all designed and constructed with updated hurricane resistant building codes, will be nestled within Dominica’s most picturesque communities where citizens will be afforded opportunities such as employment or as horticultural and agricultural suppliers for the properties…Read More
Groundbreaking ceremony marks exciting new development opportunity for Dominica CBI
Signalling the beginning of construction, a groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the highly anticipated Anichi Resort and Spa in Picard, Dominica.
Supported by prestige brand Marriott International, Anichi Resort and Spa is one of a variety of development opportunities authorised to receive investment through Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, thereby allowing investors to obtain citizenship of Dominica…Read More
Updates to the Programme
For applications submitted effective immediately until March 31, 2018…Read More
“Business as usual”: Citizenship by Investment Unit continues processing applications for citizenship despite island’s challenges
In keeping with the stability and resilience for which the programme and the island of Dominica is known, the Citizenship by Investment Unit is back in full operation, following the events of last week.
Owing to the rigorous processes that have been established over years of refinement, the Unit has had minimal disturbance to the processing of applications, and continues to provide the product that has been widely acclaimed as the world’s best citizenship by investment programme…Read More
Five ways CBI contributed to Dominica in 2017
Dominica’s Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Programme continues to gain popularity in the market place and this has translated to a steady injection of funds into the island’s key developmental projects and industries. Here are five success stories from the programme in 2017, providing boosts to the nation’s economy and solidifying a positive future for Dominica and its people…Read More
“Dominica has worked tirelessly over decades to become the leader” Prime Minister Skeritt responds to the country’s strong performance in the CBI Index
Following Dominica’s top ranking in a newly released Citizenship by Investment Index (CBI Index), Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr the Honourable Roosevelt Skeritt, has shared his thoughts on the results.In a study launched recently by Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management, the Programme ranked highest against the 12 other countries who provide programmes worldwide.
With a final score of 90%, and perfect results in aspects testing affordability, ease of processing, as well as due diligence, Prime Minister Skeritt commented on the results in respect to the longevity of the Programme…Read More
Dominica Ranked World’s Best Citizenship by Investment Programme
The Commonwealth of Dominica has reaffirmed its status as an industry leader, receiving top marks in the inaugural Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Index – a newly launched Special Report published by the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management (PWM) magazine.
Despite increasing competition in a growing market, Dominica placed first out of the 12 countries currently occupying the economic citizenship industry…Read More
Caribbean countries plan for future Citizenship by Investment
The five Caribbean nations who offer Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programmes have met to discuss new ways they can work together, particularly in respect to due diligence.
On Friday, countries belonging to the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) attended a meeting in Saint Lucia, and reinforced their collective commitment to maintaining strong international credibility in respect to their CBI programmes…Read More
CBIU Funds New Sports Complex in Dominica
The Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, announced that Dominica’s new multi-sport complex, a project estimated to cost $40 million, will be fully financed by the Citizenship by Investment Programme.
Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme has been in existence since 1993, and is one of the most trusted economic citizenship options in the world, drawing applicants from all continents…Read More
The Jungle Bay Eco Resort
Perched on an expansive 20-acre plot that used to be part of the Elrose estate that overlooks Scotts Head, the under-construction Jungle Bay Eco Resort will integrate some of the original artefacts into the property when it’s complete. The 60-villa property will boast and two of the Caribbean’s largest yoga studios and will provide full-time employment for at least one hundred citizens when complete…Read More
Citizenship by Investment Funds Roadworks in Grand Bay
Over EC$1 million (around US$370,000) in funds generated by our Citizenship by Investment Programme will be used to sponsor roadworks in the Grand Bay Area. The project, funded on seven contracts signed on 5 April 2017, will be essential to improving access to homes and businesses, and will ensure that our roads are made safer for use. Amongst the envisioned changes is the transformation of dirt roads into concrete roads, as well as essential drainage work…Read More
Petite Savanne Constituency Receives CBI Funds Amounting to EC$1,212,441
Our Citizenship by Investment Programme is once again playing a key role in sustaining our people, revitalising our economy, and supporting our country’s journey to prosperity, as over EC$1.2 million of Programme funds were presented to the Petite Savanne Constituency for infrastructure rehabilitation and enhancement projects…Read More
Layou Benefits from Outputs of Citizenship by Investment Programme
The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme continues to contribute to the wellbeing of our citizens, as funds are reinvested in local communities and our island’s entrepreneurs. Early in the New Year, $100,000 was presented to the Chairman of the Layou Improvement Committee, Mr Lazare Charles, whose task is to oversee the development of the Layou community…Read More
Dominica Hiosts CIPA Meeting
On 15–16 December 2016, Dominica was the proud host of the December 2016 Citizenship by Investment Programmes Association (CIPA) Meeting. The CIPA is composed of five nations: Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Antigua and Barbuda, each of which have adopted citizenship by investment in their laws, and developed programmes to attract investment into their nations…Read More
Growth Predicted for Dominica’s Economy
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has confirmed economic growth for Dominica for the next two years. Speaking on Wednesday, 11th January 2017, His Excellency Timothy Antoine, Governor of the ECCB, forecasted a 3.2% economic growth for 2017 and 2018…Read More
International Hotel Brand Welcomed to Dominica
Marriott International will be spearheading a new luxury hotel development project in Dominica. The project, which will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, will play an instrumental role in attracting visitors to the island and redefining Dominica’s tourism industry…Read More
Signing ceremony held between Dominica and three real estate developers under the CBI Programme
Monday, 5 September 2016 marked an important milestone in the development of luxury real estate in the Commonwealth of Dominica, as the Government signed agreements with three developers to become part of the nation’s Citizenship by Investment Programme pre-approved real estate option. The three developers are Oriental Developers (Caribbean) Ltd, represented by Mr Alick Lawrence, Ay Ay Holdings Caribbean Ltd, represented by Mr Samuel Raphael, and Bois Cotlette Estate Inc., represented by Mrs Rose-Anne Charles…Read More
Dominica Prime Minister 2016 Budget Speech
On 26th July 2016, during the financial budget announcement for 2016/2017, Dr the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit endorsed the nation’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, noting that it stands as an “important non-tax earner” and a “credible means of financing development.”…Read More
Dominica Wins Award for Best Caribbean Citizenship Programme
The Commonwealth of Dominica received international recognition on 30 June 2016, as its Citizenship by Investment Programme won the Russian Global Citizen Awards 2016 ‘Best Caribbean Citizenship Programme’ category. This year’s Awards Ceremony took place at the Russian Global Citizen Awards Gala Dinner at the Hotel Villa Padierna Urbanización Los Flamingos Golf, in Marbella…Read More
Prime Minister opens 37th regular meeting of the conference of Caricom and Heads of Government
Dr the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, is presiding over the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, spanning from 5 to 6 July, as the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)…Read More
Head of Dominica’s CBIU Visits Dubai as Seminar Guest of Honour
On 16 May 2016, His Excellency Emmanuel Nanthan, Head of Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) and Ambassador at Large for the Commonwealth of Dominica, attended one of the Middle East’s largest immigration seminars as the Guest of Honour. The key topic of discussion was Dominica’s celebrated Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, which was first launched in 1993…Read More
Dominica improves laws for foreign investment in real estate
The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica continues in its relentless effort to make the island more attractive to foreign investors, as demonstrated by the passing of the Alien Land Holding Regulation Amendment Act of 2015. The Act modifies the existing law on the purchase of real estate by foreign investors to allow them to pay a flat transfer of land fee of USD$ 6,000 instead of a fee based on 10% of the total cost of the real estate…Read More
Dominica’s Prime Minister meets UK Government Officials to discuss Erika after effects
On 31 May 2016, Dr the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, met with Baroness Sandip Verma, the United Kingdom’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, and with Colleen Wainwright, Head of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) Caribbean and Director of the Caribbean Development Bank…Read More
Dominica approves new project for CBI Programme
The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has approved a new real estate project for its Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme. The project, known as Tranquillity Beach Dominica, will be managed by Curio – a collection of Hilton International, and will be a 73-room hotel with various amenities, including a spa, a gym, a restaurant, conference facilities, and more…Read More