Dominica gains its independence from the British territory in 1978. This island State member of the Commonwealth is located in the Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, among many famous tourist destinations such as: St-Marten, Anguilla and St-Barthelemy.
With its size of 750 square kilometers (290 sq mi), a population of 71,293 at the 2011 Census, Dominica is a beautiful preserve island with the reputation of being: The Nature Island. The official language is English and the capital is Roseau.
In 1993 the concept of Economic Citizenship was introduced and by amendment to the Citizenship Act, applicant could apply for the Dominica citizenship, following approval of their file and by completing the stipulated investment.
The Government of Dominica use the economic citizenship program as a tool for national development and as such, the investments are used towards public and private sector projects where need is identified.
Public sector projects identified for financing under the program include (1) building of schools, (2) renovation of hospitals, (3) building of a national Sports stadium and (4) towards the promotion of the Offshore Sector.
With respect to private sector projects, government emphasis is on the tourism, information technology and agricultural sectors.
Chapter VII of the Constitution sets out the conditions under which citizenship may be obtained or granted and we expose below the mains elements of this program:
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NOTE: Travellers are encouraged to contact the relevant authorities of the country they intend to visit, as visa requirements may change without notice.
|PACKAGE A:Single Applicant||Investment of US$100,000.00 (non-refundable)|
|PACKAGE B:Family Application One (Applicant and spouse)||Investment of US$175,000.00 (non-refundable)|
|PACKAGE C:Family Application Two (Applicant plus spouse and two children below the age of 18)||Investment of US$200,000.00 (non-refundable)|
|PACKAGE D:Family Application Three (Applicant plus spouse and more than two children below the age of 18)||Investment of US$200,000.00 and US$50,000.00 for every additional person below the age of 18 (non-refundable)|
With the exception of the spouse of the main applicant, dependents over 18 years, an additional fee of $50,000.00 is payable to the Government.
OTHER APPLICABLE FEES
DOCUMENT & FEES
Carte Blanche Immigration services will advise and guide the applicant about necessary documents required to process the application upon signing of retainer agreement.
FEES AND COSTS
Carte Blanche Immigration Services professional fees vary depending on the applicants profile (case to case basis). However, our fees include all the following services:
- Program running since 1993
- Country member of the Commonwealth
- Investment is only made after case study and approval
- Recognized passport & citizenship
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s):
- Can I renounce my previous citizenship after I get Dominica citizenship?
- Is it possible to change my name while applying for the citizenship?
- Will my Dominica citizenship be revoked if the Economic Citizenship Program is stopped?
- Is the citizenship valid for my entire life time?
- Is there a difference between a citizen born in Dominica and one who acquired its passport by Economic Citizenship programs?
- Is the citizenship pass along to future generations?
- When do I transfer my investment?
- Will I have to pay taxes?
- Is a personal visit required to Dominica to acquire passport?
Yes, you can. However, dual citizenship is permitted in Dominica so there is no need to consider renunciation.
You may only change your name after one year of receiving Citizenship. Name changes are made through the Deed Poll procedure. After which you can apply for the passport under your new name. Your previous name is not noted in your new passport.
No. You are bestowed 100% legitimate citizenship, backed by Constitution and necessary legislation of the country. According to this legislation, you are also exempt from the term of obligatory residence in the country (which is 5 years) in exchange for non-refundable investment into the economy of the country.
No, both are equal before the Constitution and benefits from the same rights and obligations.
Yes, By paying a additional Government fees for the new born child.
The investment is only made upon analysis of our complete file and the written approval of your application by the Government; If your case is refused you simply don’t make the investment.
It is a tax-free country for non-resident and there is no worldwide income-tax, no capital gains tax and no inheritance tax.
No, not required as most of the work is taken care by us. But, if you prefer you can come to Dominica and get to know more on the investments here like real estate, Business Investment etc. We do encourage our clients to come visit Dominica for investing in real estate and have a personal discussion with our lawyers and real estate developers.