World_map-06-Dominica

Dominica

Country profile

Dominica, also known as the ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’, is a highly forested island-nation with a reputation for eco-friendliness. The country has committed to becoming the world’s first climate-resilient nation – a decision taken after Dominica sustained significant damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. Britain colonised Dominica and shaped its modern culture, but the island’s mountains helped to protect its indigenous Kalinago people and their traditions. Today, the Kalinago showcase their products and lifestyle in the Carib Territory, a reserve to which they share property rights. One of Dominica’s main tourism attractions is its ‘Boiling Lake’, situated in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park – a World Heritage Site.

  • Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica
  • National anthem: Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour
  • Location: Caribbean, Americas
  • Capital city: Roseau
  • Official language: English
  • Independence: 3 November 1978, from the United Kingdom
  • Government type: Parliamentary democratic republic
  • Head of State: President
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister
  • Basis of legal system: English common law
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Climate: Tropical
Dominica
report

Programme Profile

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme

  • Launched in 1993
  • Reshaped by the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment Regulations, 2014
  • Two investment opportunities:
    • A one-time contribution to the Government, commonly known as the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) option
    • An investment in Government-approved real estate with a US$25,000 Government Fee. The real estate must be held for a period of three years, which increases to five years if the future purchaser is also an applicant for citizenship by investment.
  • Applicable fees include Due Diligence, minor Processing, and Certificate of Naturalisation Fees
  • Managed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit
  • Extensive due diligence checks
  • By regulation, the Unit must respond to an application within three months of its submission
  • Straightforward process with no interview, travel, or residence requirements
  • No need to learn English or show a minimum level of education or business experience
  • As of the summer of 2020, siblings of the main applicant or his or her spouse up to the age of 25 can join an application