Citizenship by Investment in Dominica

  • Affordable investment option
  • Visa-free travel
  • One of the world's longest-running citizenship schemes
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Minimum Investment Amount


Processing Time

90 days

Key Residency Benefit

Quick application process

Why is Dominica a popular investment location?

Officially named the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominica is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea and was formed by volcanic activity over 26 million years ago.

The island country is known as the ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean’ due to its natural beauty. Almost the entire country is forested with remarkable waterfalls, hiking trails and glorious beaches. The country is also home to fascinating wildlife and sea life.

Dominica is committed to being at the forefront of the fight against climate change by becoming the world’s first climate-resilient nation.

About the Dominica Citizenship by Investment programme

Introduced in 1993, the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme is one of the longest-running citizenship schemes in the world. The government launched the programme to help provide financial support for the country’s economy through foreign investment.

Since its launch, the Dominica Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme has become one of the world’s foremost CBI schemes. The CBI Index ranked it the number one CBI programme for six consecutive years.

The programme offers a cost-effective route to citizenship. A single applicant can secure citizenship in the country with only a $100,000 donation. The process is also straightforward and quick, with applications being processed within 90 days on average.

What are the Benefits of Citizenship by Investment in Dominica?

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A quick and straightforward application process

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Visa-free travel to over 140 countries

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A favourable tax system

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Affordable investment options starting from only $100,000

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The programme grants citizenship to the investor's family

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No minimum stay or interview requirements

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How to obtain Citizenship by Investment in Dominica

A non-refundable contribution

Make a non-refundable contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF).

The EDF is a government programme that aims to drive national development. Money generated from the fund has been used to assist private and public sector projects, such as building schools, hospitals and sports stadiums.

The required contribution amounts are as follows:

  • Single applicant – $100,000
  • Main applicant and spouse – $150,000
  • Main applicant and up to three family members – $175,000
  • Additional dependents under 18 – +$25,000 per person
  • Additional dependents 18+ – +$50,000 per person
  • For this option, no government fees apply.

Real estate investment

Invest in a government-approved real estate project with a minimum value of $200,000.

This must be held for at least three years from the date citizenship is granted or for a minimum of five years from the date of citizenship if the future purchaser is also a citizenship by investment applicant.

Government fees apply on top of the required real estate investment amount for those who choose a real estate investment option.

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Key Benefit of Citizenship by Investment in Dominica

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme offers the most affordable route to citizenship for a single applicant, with investments starting at $100,000.

The programme also offers a quick and simple process for gaining Dominican citizenship. Applications are processed within 90 days of the submission date, on average. Donations/investments are only payable once the application has been approved.

Once Dominican citizenship has been approved, applicants are issued a passport from the country. Dominica passport holders are granted visa-free travel to over 140 countries, including China, the Schengen Area, the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Frequently asked questions

Dominica recognises dual citizenship. This allows individuals to retain their original citizenship while becoming citizens of Dominica.

To be eligible for the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme, the primary applicant requirements are:

Be over 18 years old

Be in good health

Have a clean criminal record

Be of good character and pass detailed due diligence and background checks

Have enough funds to make the investments and be able to provide proof of funds from a legal source

Not be from a banned nation, including Northern Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Russia, Kurdistan and Belarus (apart from certain exceptions)

Family members can be included in the application. The principal investor can include:


Children under the age of 18

Children between the age of 18 and 30, as long as they are students and financially dependent

Dependent unmarried daughter under the age of 25 years old who is living with the applicants

Dependent children over the age of 18, provided that they have a physical or mental disability

Dependent Parents or Grandparents of either spouse over the age of 65

Dominica offers an attractive tax regime. For non-tax residents, there is no capital gains, inheritance tax, income or wealth tax on worldwide income or assets.

Dominica Application Process

  • Preparation time:
    Gather all documents and complete all application forms. The application is then submitted to Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU).
  • Processing time:
    The CBIU conducts background checks. If the CBIU is satisfied that your application meets the criteria, it will be submitted to the Minister of Finance/Citizenship for review and approval. If your application is successful, you will receive an 'Initial Approval of Application.' The average processing time for the application is approximately 90 days*. *The timeframe above is an estimation according to general practice but may vary depending on the due diligence processing time and each specific case
  • Finalising the process:
    Payment of investment/contribution amount and remaining government fees. A Certificate of Naturalisation is then issued, confirming your new citizenship.
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Which programme is right for you?

Citizenship or Residency Programme?Citizenship or Residency Programme?Citizenship
Minimum Investment AmountMinimum Investment Amount$100,000
Minimum Stay RequirementMinimum Stay RequirementNo
Initial Permit DurationInitial Permit DurationN/A
Time to ResidenceTime to ResidenceN/A
Time to CitizenshipTime to Citizenship3 months
Family Inclusion?Family Inclusion?Spouse, children under 30 and parents/grandparents over 65
Right to Work?Right to Work?Yes
Type of Document ReceivedType of Document Received?Certificate of citizenship and passport
No. of Visa-Free Countries with Passport?No. of Visa-Free Countries with Passport?143

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