Programme Overview

The Dominica Economic Citizenship Programme is a legal naturalisation programme based on the law and guaranteed by the government since 1991, offering a second citizenship and passport. Two options are available for the Dominica citizenship-by-investment programme; either a government donation is used towards public and private sector projects where there is an identifiable need or investment in real estate. Investment starts at $100,000 for the donation and $220,000 for the real estate option.

Up to 75% of the total investment for the real estate option can be financed.

Dominica citizenship programme is based on the Chapter VII, Section 101 of the Constitution and Citizenship Act, which stipulates that persons who have been continuously resident in Dominica for five years could apply for naturalisation and may be eligible for citizenship. An amendment to this Act in 1993 introduced a concept of economic citizenship-by-investment and waived a residency requirement for investors making an investment in the amount and form stipulated by the government. This does not apply to those with a criminal record and such individuals will not be approved for second citizenship.

Primary Benefits

  • Cost effective option
  • Full citizenship and ten-year renewable passport can be secured in six months
  • No residency requirements
  • Successful applicants will be granted permanent lifetime citizenship, which may not be revoked and is protected from changes in government policy or officials
  • No need to renounce current citizenship; the home country will not be made aware of the new citizenship
  • Visa-free or visa on arrival access to approximately 120 countries including the UK, Australia, Schengen States, Hong Kong, Singapore and most British Commonwealth countries
  • Worldwide tax exemption

Country profile and history

Dominica is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. A population of 70,000 people (from Creole, African European and Chinese descent) inhabit its 754km² and a significant portion of the population lives in and around the capital city of Roseau.

A former British territory, Dominica secured its independence in 1978. The official language is English and the law is based on the British legal system. The Government is represented by parliamentary democracy, and the Prime Minister is the head of the Government. The majority religion in Dominica is Christianity.

Dominica is considered one of the happiest nations in the world; it benefits from the lowest crime level in the region and enjoys political and economic stability as a democratic state.

The currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD or EC$) with a very stable exchange rate of about EC$ 2.67 for US$ 1.00.

Dominica is a member of United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Organization of American States (OAS), CARICOM, CFATF, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Commonwealth of Nations. It maintains missions in Washington, New York, London, and Brussels and is represented jointly with other Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) members in Canada.

Dominica has a well-developed infrastructure with good international connections to its two airports, Melville Hall and Canefield. International flights from US and Europe are connected to the island through Antigua, Barbados, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, Martinique and British Virgin Islands.


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