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How It Works?

Dominica Process and Timeline

*These fees are subject to change. These information should be used as a guide only. The payments are valid for one applicant.

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Step 1 Preparation Time

Pass initial due diligence checks and engage to proceed with application.

Sign GIS service agreement, pay a retainer and receive citizenship application package.

Collect required documents, and complete all government forms. Select qualifying real estate (if applying with real estate option).

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Step 2 First Payment

Upon receipt of application package, GIS will check it against requirements. At this stage, GIS will ask you to pay for GIS professional fees in full (minus the retainer amount already paid), together with all government submission fees. Bank clearance process is initiated (It takes approximately 2 weeks to clear).

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Step 3 Application Processing Time

Upon receipt of the fees, the funds will be remitted to the escrow account and the submission of the application and fees will be coordinated by GIS. If you apply under the Real Estate Option, your application package should include a signed purchase and sale agreement.

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Step 4 Get Approval

The Citizenship by Investment Unit shall carry out due diligence tests on all applicants and shall return to their decisions. This is one of the following:

1) Approve

2) Deny

3) Delay for Cause

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Step 5 Make An Investment

In case of approval, GIS will ask you to make a contribution to the EDF or pay the purchase price of the approved project (real estate).

*All funds sent to a bank account in Dominica will be subject to Bank charges at 1%, plus VAT on the bank charges at 15%.

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Step 6 Receive Citizenship Document Package

Certificate of naturalization, permanent resident card (if applicable) and passport.

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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.

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