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Citizenship - Dominica - FAQs

1. What is the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program?

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program is a program whereby individuals make an investment in Dominica either through a Government approved real estate project or a donation to the country’s Economic Diversification Fund and in so doing qualify to apply to become naturalized as citizens of Dominica. The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program was established by an Act of Parliament, the provisions of which are set in regulations published pursuant to Sections 8 and 20(1) of the Dominica Citizenship Act, including Section 101 of the Constitution.

2. Who is eligible to apply for citizenship?

As an applicant for citizenship, you must be at least 18 years of age, of good character, without a criminal record, and able and willing to make the required contribution. You must engage an Authorised Agent who will assist you in preparing the required forms and supporting documents.

3. Does citizenship extend to my spouse and children?

Yes, citizenship is extended to your spouse, dependent children and dependent parents or grandparents. Fees vary according to the number of family members you include in your application for citizenship.

4. Will I be liable to any taxes in Dominica?

There is no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains tax in Dominica. As a citizen, you would be liable to pay personal tax if you resided in Dominica.

5. Can I submit the application to the citizenship by investment unit myself?

No. You must submit your application through an Authorised Agent.

6. How long does the application take?

From submission of the application to an approval in principle, we normally take less than three months.

7. Do I have to attend an interview?

No, you don’t have to attend a mandatory interview. However, an interview may be required at the discretion of the Government.

8. Do I have to travel to Dominica?

No, you don’t have to travel to Dominica as part of the application process. However, we always encourage you to visit our beautiful Dominica. In exceptional circumstances where an interview is required, we would usually like to meet you face-to-face in Dominica. However, should you be unable to attend an interview in Dominica, we may decide to interview you in certain centres outside of Dominica, subject to you being able and willing to pay applicable costs.

9. Do I have to be resident in Dominica in order to obtain citizenship?

No. You do not have to reside in Dominica before or after citizenship is granted

10. Can I submit my application in any language?

No. You must submit your application in English

11. What is a police clearance certificate?

A Police Clearance Certificate is a document provided by a law enforcement agency confirming the absence of a criminal record

12. What is the Oath of allegiance?

Upon final approval of citizenship, each applicant is required to sign an Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth of Dominica. The Oath must be signed before a Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, or Commissioner of Oaths.

13. Does Dominica recognise dual citizenship?

Yes, the laws of Dominica recognise and allow dual citizenship and you are not required to renounce your other citizenships. You are not required to reside in Dominica to keep your citizenship status.

14. For how many years is a Dominican passport valid?

Dominican passports are generally valid for up to 10 years. Passports for children under 16 years old are issued for 5 years.

15. Can I renew my passport if I have already sold the investment property?

Yes, as long as you held the property for the required number of years after obtaining your citizenship

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