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|
|Main applicant’s government fees||US$ 50,000|
|Spouse’s government fees||US$ 25,000|
|2 children’s government fees||US$ 40,000 (US$ 20,000 for each child)|
|Due Diligence Fees (for dependents above the age of 16 years old)||US$ 23,000 (US$ 7,500 for the main applicant+ US$ 7,500 for the spouse
+ US$ 4,000 x 2 for dependents)
|Share Registration Fees||US$ 8,800|
|Government processing fees||US$ 3,000|
|Certificate of Naturalisation, including stamp fees||US$ 3,000 (US$ 750 x 4)|
|Total Cost for a Family of 4||US$ 372,800|