Dominica’s Economic Citizenship Program was established in 1993. The Economic Citizenship Program is enshrined in the constitution (Section 101). Investors may obtain citizenship by making a real estate investment in an approved project. Dominica’s citizenship may be obtained without language, residence or visitation requirements.
To maintain citizenship, investors are required to hold their qualifying investment for a period of three years, after which they may sell it.
To qualify for citizenship in Dominica, the minimum investment is US$220,000 for each main applicant. Investors are also required to pay additional taxes and government fees.
The overall cost for a family of four is detailed below*:
|Cost of share||US$ 220,000|
|Government fees for the main applicant, a spouse and 2 dependents||US$ 35,000|
|Due Diligence fees**||US$ 11,500 (US$ 7,500 for the main applicant + US$ 4,000 for the spouse)|
|Share registration fees||US$ 8,800|
|Government processing fees||US$ 1,000|
|Certificate of Naturalisation, including stamp fees||US$ 1,000 (US$ 250 x 4)|
|Total Cost for a family of 4||US$ 277,300|
* Professional fees for citizenship processing are payable for all applications and will vary depending on the number of dependents
** Dependents above the age of 16 will be required to pay due diligence fees of US$ 4,000