• Citizenship and a second passport for life for the applicant and dependent family members
  • Travel visa-free to more than 140 countries and territories
  • Possibility to apply for an online visa for Australia
  • Enjoy tax free status
  • No requirement to reside in Dominica
  • No management or educational requirements
  • No country restrictions (open to all applicants)


  • Applicants can make a donation to the government fund or invest in a government approved real estate project
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have no criminal record
  • Provide all the documents are required in English
  • Provide a letter of application for economic citizenship addressed to the Minister responsible for Citizenship
  • The application must be submitted through a government authorised agent

Investment Options

1. The Donation option Minimum contribution:

  • USD 100,000 for a single applicant
  • USD 175,000 for applicant accompanied by a spouse
  • USD 175,000 for applicant accompanied by up to two children under 18 years old
  • USD 200,000 for applicant accompanied by a spouse and two children under 18 years old
  • Add USD 25,000 for each additional dependent

2. The Real Estate option (saleable after 3 years)

Purchase authorised real estate with a minimum value of USD 200,000, which must be held for at least three years. In addition to the cost of the real-estate the following additional government fees apply:

  • Main applicant: USD 25,000
  • Main applicant and Spouse: USD 35,000
  • Family of up to four dependents: USD 35,000
  • Family of up to six dependents: USD 50,000
  • Family of seven dependents and above: USD 70,000

Process (between 3-5 months)

  • Prepare all the documents required
  • Pay due diligence fees
  • Upon approval, the applicant will need to complete the required investment
  • The passport will be received upon approval of the citizenship

Tax Advantages

  • No capital gains, no property tax, stamp duty, capital acquisitions tax, inheritance tax, net wealth/net worth
  • Non-resident individuals are taxed on income derived or sourced in Dominica
  • Tax treaty is in force with CARICOM

Costs for Dominica Citizenship

To be eligible for citizenship of Dominica under its Citizenship by Investment Programme, there are two options to choose from:

1) Donation – Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)

A contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF):

Single Applicant USD 100,000
Main Applicant and Spouse USD 175,000
Main applicant with up to 3 dependants USD 200,000
Each additional dependent USD 25,000

2) Real Estate Investment

Investment in real estate through one of the Government approved real estate asset classes: freehold property with title deed; hotel shares; fractional ownership or land.

Minimum Investment USD 200,000

Government Fees

In addition to the purchase of real estate, there are government fees to be paid:

Main applicant USD 25,000
Main Applicant and spouse USD 35,000
A family of up to 4 people USD 35,000
A family of up to 6 people USD 50,000
A family of at least 7 people or more USD 70,000

Due Diligence & Background Checks

There are compulsory background checks payable to the Government preferred due diligence agency that will use Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies to screen applicants based on their application.

Main applicant USD 7,500
Spouse USD 4,000
Dependents over 16 years USD 4,000
Processing Fee (per application) USD 1,000
Certificate of naturalisation fee including stamp fee USD 250
Cost of expedited process for the passport (per passport) USD 1,200

*All applicants aged 16 and over must undergo due diligence checks. If your file is successful your funds are cleared as payment to the government. If your file is unsuccessful you are refunded.

18 – 30 years provided they are entirely dependent on the primary applicant and studying full time for higher education.

Parents above 55 years, provided they are entirely dependent on the principal applicant.

Steps to Dominican Citizenship

Step 1
Our team will pre-screen your passport for government pre-approval. A down payment for professional fees will be applicable in order to start your application.

Step 2
Our professional team will assist and advise you with the collection of the documents required according to the Government checklist.

Step 3
Your application is then submitted together with due diligence fees.

Step 4
Due diligence report is issued to the Government. Based on the report the Government makes its decision on your Citizenship application. Once accepted you are invited to pay the donation.

Step 5
A citizenship certificate and passport are issued in your name. The balance of the professional fees is then paid.

Dominica Citizenship: Pros and Cons


– Fastest application approval times (1.5 months)
– Easy and straight forward application process (no personal visit needed)
– Very good passport from a pacific country with visa free access to UK, Schengen, Russia etc.
– Non FATCA country, may interest american expats.
– Pure tax haven, no corporate taxes or income, wealth or inheritance taxes.


– Slightly expensive compared to the caribbean passport programs
– Visa required to visit Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, South Africa etc.

Dominica visa waiver agreements with countries and territories

AfghanistanVisa required
AlbaniaVisa required
AlgeriaVisa required
AndorraVisa not required
AngolaVisa required
Antigua and BarbudaVisa not required
ArgentinaVisa not required
ArmeniaVisa on arrival
Australia and territoriesVisa required
AustriaVisa not required
AzerbaijanVisa required
BahamasVisa not required
BangladeshVisa on arrival
BarbadosVisa not required
BelarusVisa not required
BelgiumVisa not required
BelizeVisa not required
BenineVisa / Visa on arrival
BhutanVisa required
BoliviaVisa on arrival
Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa not required
BotswanaVisa not required
BrazilVisa not required
BruneiVisa required
BulgariaVisa not required
Burkina FasoVisa required
BurundiVisa required
Cambodiae-Visa or Visa on Arrival
CameroonVisa required
CanadaVisa required
Cape VerdeVisa on arrival
Central African RepublicVisa required
ChadVisa required
ChileVisa required
ChinaVisa required
ColombiaVisa not required
ComorosVisa on arrival
Republic of the CongoVisa required
Democratic Republic of the CongoVisa required
Costa RicaVisa not required
Côte d’IvoireeVisa
CroatiaVisa not required
CubaVisa not required
CyprusVisa not required
Czech RepublicVisa not required
DenmarkVisa not required
Dominican RepublicVisa not required
EcuadorVisa not required
EgyptVisa on arrival
El SalvadorVisa required
Equatorial GuineaVisa required
EritreaVisa required
EstoniaVisa not required
EswatiniVisa not required
FijiVisa not required
FinlandVisa not required
FranceVisa not required
GambiaVisa not required
GermanyVisa not required
GhanaVisa required
GreeceVisa not required
GrenadaVisa not required
GuatemalaVisa required
GuineaVisa required
Guinea-BissauVisa on arrival
GuyanaVisa not required
HaitiVisa not required
HondurasVisa required
HungaryVisa not required
IcelandVisa not required
IndonesiaVisa not required
IranVisa on arrival
IraqVisa required
IrelandVisa not required
IsraelVisa not required
ItalyVisa not required
JamaicaVisa not required
JapanVisa required
JordanVisa on arrival
KazakhstanVisa required
KenyaVisa not required
KiribatiVisa required
North KoreaVisa required
South KoreaVisa not required
KuwaitVisa required
LaoseVisa / Visa on arrival
LatviaVisa not required
LebanonVisa required
LesothoVisa not required
LiberiaVisa required
LibyaVisa required
LiechtensteinVisa not required
LithuaniaVisa not required
LuxembourgVisa not required
MadagascareVisa / Visa on arrival
MalawiVisa not required
MalaysiaVisa not required
MaldivesVisa on arrival
MaliVisa required
MaltaVisa not required
Marshall IslandsVisa required
MauritaniaVisa on arrival
MauritiusVisa not required
MexicoVisa required
MicronesiaVisa not required
MoldovaVisa not required
MonacoVisa not required
MongoliaVisa required
MontenegroVisa not required
MoroccoVisa required
MozambiqueVisa on arrival
MyanmarVisa required
NamibiaVisa required
NauruVisa required
NepalVisa on arrival
NetherlandsVisa not required
New ZealandVisa required
NicaraguaVisa on arrival
NigerVisa required
NigeriaVisa required
North MacedoniaVisa required
NorwayVisa not required
OmanVisa required
PakistanOnline Visa
PalauVisa on arrival
PanamaVisa not required
Papua New GuineaEasy Visitor Permit
ParaguayVisa required
PeruVisa not required
PhilippinesVisa not required
PolandVisa not required
PortugalVisa not required
RomaniaVisa not required
RussiaVisa not required
RwandaeVisa / Visa on arrival
Saint Kitts and NevisVisa not required
Saint LuciaVisa not required
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa not required
SamoaEntry Permit on arrival
San MarinoVisa not required
São Tomé and PríncipeeVisa
Saudi ArabiaVisa required
SenegalVisa on arrival
SerbiaVisa not required
SeychellesVisitor’s Permit on arrival
Sierra LeoneVisa on arrival
SingaporeVisa not required
SlovakiaVisa not required
SloveniaVisa not required
Solomon IslandsVisitor’s permit on arrival
SomaliaVisa on arrival
South AfricaVisa required
South SudanVisa required
SpainVisa not required
Sri LankaElectronic Travel Authorization
SudanVisa required
SurinameVisa not required
SwedenVisa not required
SwitzerlandVisa not required
SyriaVisa required
TanzaniaVisa not required
ThailandVisa required
Timor-LesteVisa on arrival
TogoVisa on arrival
TongaVisa on arrival
Trinidad and TobagoVisa not required
TunisiaVisa required
TurkmenistanVisa required
TuvaluVisa on arrival
UgandaVisa on arrival
UkraineVisa not required
United Arab EmiratesVisa required
United Kingdom and Crown dependenciesVisa not required
United StatesVisa required
UruguayVisa not required
UzbekistanVisa not required
VanuatuVisa not required
Vatican CityVisa not required
VenezuelaVisa not required
VietnamVisa required
YemenVisa required
ZambiaVisa not required
Denmark Territories
Faroe IslandsVisa not required
GreenlandVisa not required
Netherlands Territories
ArubaVisa not required
Caribbean NetherlandsVisa not required
CuraçaoVisa not required
Sint MaartenVisa not required
UK Territories
AnguillaVisa not required
BermudaVisa not required
British Indian Ocean TerritorySpecial permit required
British Virgin IslandsVisa not required
Cayman IslandsVisa not required
Falkland IslandsVisa required
GibraltarVisa not required
MontserratVisa not required
Pitcairn IslandsVisa not required
Ascension IslandeVisa
Saint HelenaVisitor’s Pass required
Tristan da CunhaPermission required
South Georgia and the South Permit required
Turks and Caicos IslandsVisa not required
Akrotiri and DhekeliaVisa not required
US Territories
American SamoaVisa required
GuamVisa required
Northern Mariana IslandsVisa required
Puerto RicoVisa required
U.S. Virgin IslandsVisa required
China Territories
Hong Kong (SAR)Visa not required
Macau (SAR)Visa not required
French Territories
French GuianaVisa not required
French PolynesiaVisa not required
French West IndiesVisa not required
MayotteVisa not required
New CaledoniaVisa not required
RéunionVisa not required
Saint Pierre and MiquelonVisa not required
Wallis and FutunaVisa not required
New Zealand Territories
Cook IslandsVisa not required
NiueVisa not required
TokelauVisa required
KosovoVisa not required
Northern CyprusVisa not required
PalestineVisa not required
Taiwan (ROC)eVisa

Source: Wikipedia
Last updated: Feb 21, 2020