Dominica

Dominica is located in the fascinating Caribbean Sea, known as the backyard garden of the world. It is the last island on the Caribbean Sea that became a European colony. It was originally a British colony which became independent and joined the Commonwealth in 1978.

The super-excellent natural environment and climate make Dominica a major ecotourism destination in the Caribbean Sea areas. There are pristine rain forests, waterfalls, remote cliffs and volcanic canyons, colorful sulfur springs, mini fountains and hot springs. Travelers around the globe are attracted by the abundant natural landscapes of the island.

Dominica used to be a colony of France and the UK. English is the official language; while Creole, a French dialect, reflects the cultural characteristics of the island.

Since 1976, transaction of the East Caribbean dollar ((XCD)) with the US dollar has been established, with US USD 1 = 2. 70 East Caribbean dollars. The East Caribbean dollar is the official currency of Dominica. Dominica is a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN). Dominica has been committed to participate actively in major global affairs.

Established in 1993, Dominica citizenship program is one of the naturalization programs that have the longest history in the world. Immigrants to Dominica can enjoy many advantages, which can be divided into the following aspects:

Overall advantages

Express approval. Applicants can obtain the passports within three months.

  • No language requirements and interview required (the government may request an interview at the time of processing) and the applicants are not required to travel to Dominica during the application process.
  • Visa-free access to more than 150 countries, including the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, EU countries and Russia.
  • No immigrational stay requirements, the applicant is free to reside outside of Dominica, as long as permitted by the national law of the applicant’s country.
  • Legal tax exemption, no declaration for overseas income required as long as one is not living in the country
  • Minimal taxation, and no property tax, donation tax, inheritance tax, overseas income tax and capital gain tax
  • Recognition of multiple citizenships
  • High confidentiality. Dominica will not inform the authorities of your Dominica Citizenship to the country of residence or the country where your citizenship is located, and you do not need to reside in Dominica to sustain your citizenship.
  • Permanent identity, and can be passed to the next generation.
  • Top ranking of CBI (Citizenship By Investment) index.

Comparison of popular Golden Visas

# Dominica Saint Kitts Malta
Minimum investment required USD 100, 000 USD 150, 000 USD 300, 000
Direct pathway to naturalization Yes Yes No
Exchange financial information with China No Yes Yes
Required Days of stay Not required Not required 5 years
Visa free countries Over 140 154 183
Citizenship English test No No English test
Income requirement Not required Required Over 100, 000 euros per year
Processing time Within 3 months 3 – 4 months 12 – 18 months

International travel

Dominica passport holders are granted to use their citizenship to travel internationally more easily, and enjoy visa-free visit travel jointly realized by the Dominica government and its global allies. With a Dominica passport, one can visit many important centers without a visa, including the United Kingdom (which has a long historical relationship with Dominica), Hong Kong, Schengen countries in the EU and Russia.

After the application of a Dominica passport, Successful applicant of the Dominica Citizenship by Investment programs can enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival (*) visits to the following countries. It is important to note that the following list of countries is subject to change and needs to be adhere to the actual situation. It is strongly recommended that one should contact local authorities and agencies for details before working out a travel schedule.

Anguilla Comoros * Gibraltar Lesotho Norway St. Kitts and Nevis Vanuatu
Antigua and Barbuda Cook Islands Greece Liechtenstein Panama St. Lucia Vanuatu
Aruba Costa Rica Granada and the Grenadines Lithuania Peru St. Vincent Venezuela
Austria Cyprus Haiti Luxembourg Poland Sweden Zambia
Barbados Czech Republic Hong Kong Malaysia Portugal Switzerland Zimbabwe*
Belarus* Denmark Hungary Maldives * Romania Tanzania
Belgium Dominican Republic Iceland Malta Samoa (West) Bahamas
Belize East Timor * Ireland Marshall Islands Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe* East Timor
Bhutan* Egypt * Italy Mauritania Seychelles Togo
British Virgin Islands El Salvador Jamaica Mauritius Singapore Tonga
Brunel Estonia Jordan* Montserrat Slovakia Trinidad and Tobago
Burundi * Fiji The republic of Korea Namibia Slovenia Turkey *
Cape Verde Islands Finland Laos* the Greater and Lesser Antilles Solomon Islands The Turks and Caicos Islands
Cayman Islands France Latvia Netherlands Spain Tuvalu
Columbia Germany Leeward Islands Northern Mariana Islands St Martin United Kingdom

There are two ways to migrate to Dominica: 1) By investment 2) By contribution:

1) By investment:

To obtain Dominica citizenship through the real estate option of the Dominica Citizenship by Investment program, applicants must purchase authorized real estate worth at least USD 200, 000.

With the local government vigorous promotion on tourism and the construction of large-scale international airports, many internationally well-known brands (such as Hilton) have begun to invest in Dominica and build large-scale tourist resorts. In addition, given the 100% completion rate of Dominica’s real estate project, which allow investors confidence. Our company is also in charge of real estate projects officially authorized by Dominica: Sanctuary Rainforest Eco Resort & Spa. For more details, please refer to the relevant links.

2) By contribution:

Applicants who invest in immigration programs to gain Dominica citizenship must make non-refundable donations to the Economic Diversification Fund.

Fees will vary based on the number of affiliated applicants to be included in the application. Affiliated applicants refer to children who are dependant of the main applicant, as well as the spouse, parents and other family members of the main applicant.

Individual applicant: USD 100, 000

The main applicant and the spouse: USD 150, 000

Siblings (between the ages of 18 and 25) of the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant: USD 50, 000

Other affiliated applicants who are not in the above two categories (the spouse of the main applicant, siblings (18 – 25 years of age) of the main applicant or siblings (18 – 25 years of age) of the spouse of the main applicant): USD 25, 000

A family of four (including the main applicant, the spouse of the main applicant, and two affiliated applicants (non-siblings of the main applicant or non-siblings of the spouse of the main applicant): USD 175, 000

* Remark: The above prices do not include legal fees and official application fees incurred during the application process. Please consult the authorized agents for details.

Step I

The applicant cannot submit the application directly to the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit, but can only be processed by an authorized agency. We are a leading authorized agencies by the government.

Through authorized organizations of the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit, in accordance with the regulation policy introduced in 2014, we have obtained the right to represent the applicant in the Dominica Citizenship by Investment application after paying a certain amount of agency fee fees to Dominica.

Step II

We assist the applicant to prepare all necessary documents required by the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit. Customers are required to fill in a unified application form, going through health examination, and obtain a specific certification. Such documents are to be prepared in English, and the identification certificate should be provided by an appropriate legal institution. In the case of real estate investment, a real estate transaction agreement should be prepared.

Step III

Your application will be reviewed by means of information survey and background survey to verify the genuinity of the information you provided. The Investment and Immigration Bureau will make the decision based on the results of the survey.

Customers may learn about application issues through us, including approving, delaying or rejecting an application, etc.

Step IV

After completing all the forms and all relevant documents in place, the application will be submitted to Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit and we will make contact on behalf of the applicant.

At present, interview is not a mandatory requirement, but the government reserve the right to require you to attend a interview.

Step V

When the application is successfully approved, the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit will notify you the contribution by post if the Economic Diversification Fund is selected or the payment for real estate is completed.

Upon the receipt of the investment payment certificate, the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit will issue a registration certification document to certificate the applicant’s citizenship, which we shall use to obtain a Dominica passport for the applicant.

The applicant will receive a comprehensive application package. There will be necessary guidance, as well as a detailed list of all necessary documents. Applicants would generally take about two weeks to prepare, depending on the applicant’s actually situation. The following documents are to be prepared:

  • Medical certificates: medical examination, in which includes HIV virus test, whole blood test, urine test, tuberculosis test, hepatitis test, signed and stamped by a valid registered doctor.
  • Driver’s license (notarized original document): if you need to apply for a tax code, bank accounts, or international driver’s licenses, you need to provide it and it must be valid.
  • All acquired passports (notarized original document): the passport must be valid for at least six months.
  • ID card and household registration book (notarized original document): requiring English translation and notarization.
  • Marriage certificate / divorce certificate, residence certificate, house property certificate (notarized original document): requiring English translation and notarization.
  • Certificate of no criminal conviction: the original certificate of no criminal record issued by the local authority must be submitted, and provide English translation with notarization.
  • Birth certificate: details with the applicant’s date of birth, city of birth, name of father and mother, birthday, place of birth, and then notarized.
  • A bank statement for 12 months and proof of account opening date: monthly statement of the bank for 12 consecutive months.
  • Personal diploma certificate (notarized original document): English translation and notarization are required.
  • 16 passport photos (white background): 45mm × 35mm photos are used to fill in application forms and for the purpose of applying the passport.
  • Affidavit: provide the original affidavit and sign it back directly.

* Remarks: for details, please consult the authorized agencies.