Dominica citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the law of Dominica as being a legal member of the Commonwealth of Dominica (do NOT confuse with the Dominica Republic) and vested with the rights, duties and privileges of being a Dominican citizen. Citizens of Dominica can count on the help and protection of the Commonwealth of Dominica either directly or any diplomatic institutions of the country abroad. As of January 24, 2019, Dominica’s diplomatic missions operate in 7 countries: USA, Canada, UK, China, Belgium, Cuba and the UAE. Additionally, Dominica has consular officers in various other countries.
With Dominica citizenship obtained, a person has the right to apply for a Dominica passport and other necessary documents: social security number, driver’s license, tax number, etc. By investing in Anichi Resort & Spa, you will receive Dominica citizenship and a full range of citizenship services that may be available to a citizen of Dominica.
Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI) was established in 1993 and is one of the longest, running programmes in the world.
In Dominica, the Citizenship by Investment Programme is managed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) – a government authority. His Excellency Ambassador Emmanuel Nanthan has been heading the CBIU since February 2015, and at the same time has held the position of Ambassador-at-Large for the Office of the Prime Minister of Dominica. He has extensive experience in diplomacy and international affairs, serving as Ambassador to Libya, as well as the role of Special Advisor to two former Heads of the Dominica Government.
Over the years, the programme has been refined and enhanced to meet the evolving needs of the market, and to strengthen its due diligence and approval process. Some of these improvements done in isolation by the unit and with other government entities include:Implemented the real estate option Reduced the cost of citizenship Strengthened its due diligence process Improved its efficiency and reduced its approval processing time Increased visa-free travel benefits Established offshore passport renewal services Implemented an online portal to facilitate application submission
The table below shows the cost for citizenship via the real estate option. It does not include the costs of agent services and real estate returns paid during the construction stage.
|Amount of investment in Anichi Resort & Spa||$ 220,000|
|Taxes and legal fees||$ 9,250|
|Family of up to 4: main applicant and 3 dependants, excluding siblings||$35,000|
|Family of up to 6: main applicant and 5 dependants, excluding siblings||$50,000|
|Family of 7 or more: main applicant and at least 6 dependants, but excluding siblings||$70,000|
|Sibling aged 18 to 25||$50,000|
|Sibling below the age of 18||$25,000|
|Due Diligence Fee:|
|Dependant age 16 and over||$4,000|
|Processing Fee||$1,000 per application|
|Naturalization Fee||$250 per person|
|Child under 16 years old||$28|
|Expedited passport||$1,200 per person|
To obtain Dominica citizenship is not difficult: there is no requirement to ever visit the island, undergo interviews or pass English exams. Applicants for citizenship must be prepared to provide all the necessary documents and information, pay the costs and at least meet four basic requirements:
Contact Agent or Developer
Submit subscription agreement and pay the 5% reservation fee & the 5% deposit
Within 60 days, submit all required documents & citizenship forms to the Government & pay Due Diligence and processing fees
Await Government Decision
Deposit the investment balance into an escrow account and pay Government and Certificate of Naturalisation fees to the government account.
Certificate of Naturalization, Passport, Certificate of Ownership
Receive refund, less Non-Refundable contribution
Five years after becoming a Dominican citizen by purchasing real estate, citizens are allowed to sell their shares or suites to individuals also seeking citizenship from Dominica through its Citizenship by Investment Programme. Oriental Developers (Caribbean) Ltd. will use its network to assist owners throughout this process.
Official Language: English
Population: 72,293 (2011)
Literacy Rate: 97.8%
Time Zone: (GMT -4)
Total Area: 751 km2 (290 sq mi)
Location: 15.4150° N, 61.3710° W
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)