How to Obtain Dominican Citizenship through Investment

Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment programme is one of most cost-effective CBI offerings in the Caribbean. There are two main investment routes that applicants can apply through. The first is by making an economic contribution (donation) to Dominica’s National Development Fund. The second option is available by investing in various Government approved real estate projects. The programme requires a minimum investment of $100,000, plus fees.

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Overview of Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme

Dominica first launched their Citizenship by Investment programme in 1993 as a way for the Government to raise foreign investment to help support the countries economy and develop the Islands infrastructure. The real estate investment option was later introduced in January 2015.

Until 1993 it was not possible to gain Dominican citizenship without residing in the country. The Dominican government changed that with the Economic Dominica Citizenship programme whereby the need for residency to gain citizenship was waived. Applicants making such a contribution are granted full citizenship for themselves and their family. A Dominican passport allows visa-free travel to over 153 countries worldwide.

From $100,000 Donation

From $200,000 Real Estate

Full Family

Dominican Citizenship

Dominica Visa Free Travel 153 Countries

Dominica Citizenship by Investment Requirements

In addition to making the necessary investment or donation there are several requirements that applicants must meet for Dominica.

Family Requirements

Family members can be included in the application for citizenship. The main investor can include:

  • Spouse
  • Children up to age 30 years
  • Dependent parents over 65 years

Due Diligence Requirements

All applicants will need to be of good character and undergo the Governments due diligence formalities: Investors must provide

  • Police Reports – evidence of a clean criminal record
  • Have no outstanding visa refusals
  • Various documentation, including financial documents, employment/ business documents, ID, proof of address

Minimum Stay Requirements

One of the many attractions of gaining second citizenship in Dominica is that the Citizenship by Investment programme does not have any minimum stay requirements. Citizens of Dominica have the right to live, work or study in the country, if they wish to, but this is not a pre-requisite of the programme. There is also no interview or language test required.

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Good Character
Clean Criminal Record
No Visa Refusals

Include Full Family
Dependent Parents 65y +
Dependent Children to 30y

No Minimum Stay
No Interview
No Language Test

ID & Proof of Funds
Birth Certificate
Financial Records

How Much Does Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme Cost?

The most affordable way to Citizenship in Dominica is through the contribution option. The minimum investment required for Dominican Citizenship through donation is $100,000 for a single applicant plus fees, or $200,000 for a family of four, plus fees. It is also possible to invest via government approved real estate options. The required real estate investment of $200,000 is one of the most affordable in the Caribbean. Government, professional and due diligence fees apply (Obtain Full Quote).

How Long Does It take to Get Citizenship by Investment in Dominica?

Processing time is around 60-90 days from the date the applicant’s file is submitted to Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). Typically, it takes most applicants between 2-6 weeks prior to this to gather all their documentation. La Vida’s in-house processing team will assist applicants with this entire process.

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How to Obtain Dominica Citizenship by Investment


Book your free consultation with La Vida’s team of experts to discuss and decide which programme and investment route is best suited to you and your family. Our experienced consultants will provide you with a personalised quotation which will cover all applicable fees. They will advise and guide you through the entire process in detail.


For your peace of mind, before you commit, La Vida will run a pre-application background check to ensure your application is likely to be successful. Once this has been completed and you are happy to proceed, you can formally initiate the process by signing our Client Facilitator agreement and paying the pre-application deposit.


La Vida’s in-house processing team will work closely with you to prepare your application. Once your file has been fully compiled our team will submit your application to Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Unit. Government fees will be required at this stage. From this point applications take an average of 60-90 days to be processed.


Following the Dominica Citizenship Unit’s comprehensive due diligence checks and analysis of your application, an approval letter from the government will be issued and you will then be required to make the final payment. The passport will be issued within approximately one month and sent to you by secure and recorded delivery.

Benefits of Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme

The Dominica citizenship program is ideal for investors needing a second passport for travel and ease of access to many countries including China. Holders of a Dominica passport enjoy visa free access to 153 countries and territories worldwide. That represents 58.3% of the world’s wealth measured by GDP and 72.4% of worldwide travel popularity based on international visitors. Read more in our Dominica Passport Investment Report.

  • Security of a Plan B Passport
  • Visa-Free Travel to 153 countries and territories worldwide
  • Diversify your assets outside of your current region
  • Live, Work and Study in Dominica and other CARICOM nations
  • Tax-free incentives for residency

Advantages of Adding a Dominica Passport

When investing for a second citizenship and passport it is important to understand exactly how your existing passport combines to provide visa free access worldwide. Not only measuring the number of visa free destinations but giving weight to the importance and popularity of those destinations. Only La Vida provides such comprehensive analysis for the Dominica Passport and for passports through other citizenship investment programs by using sophisticated measures developed for business and leisure travel. Contact us and speak to one of our advisors for your free report tailored to your existing citizenship and passport.


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Dominica offers some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Caribbean. Invest in your own slice of paradise on this fantastic island which is abundant with luscious rain forest, waterfalls, crystal-clear sea, and picture-perfect beaches. Dominica is also home to several luxury resorts which qualify for the country’s Citizenship by Real Estate Investment Programme.


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How Can La Vida Help You?

Only certain international agents are authorised to promote the Dominica program although many operate as sub agents. La Vida is approved by the Dominican government to promote the Dominica Citizenship by Investment program directly as we are for the other four Caribbean countries offering citizenship through investment. La Vida has extensive global reach with our expert team having helped clients in over 120 countries worldwide.

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