Dominica Citizenship

Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program

Get Dominica Citizenship by investing in real estate or making a contribution – second passport for foreigners. Learn about minimum investment amount, options, and requirements.


Dominica Citizenship

Citizenship that grants you the freedom to travel and do business. Go visa-free to Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, and even China.

One of the fastest and most low-cost citizenships that can be obtained remotely. The second passport you can use to participate in Golden Visa programs.

Dominica citizenship can be obtained by your family members and inherited by your children.

You can acquire it in 2 ways of investment: contributing to a state fund or purchasing real estate in the country. The minimum required amount is $100,000 for one applicant.

Main Advantages

Get new citizenship in 3-6 months
Accelerated application process available
No taxes on income, inheritance, wealth, gift, and capital
Travel to the USA with a 10-year visa
Amazing vacation destination
Completely remote procedure

About the location

East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Time Zone

Key features

Minimum investment
Obtaining period
3-6 months
Number of visa-free countries

General Conditions

Need to visit the country
Need to stay in the country
Dual citizenship allowed

What is the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program?

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program is designated for those who wish to obtain citizenship of the country by investing in it. This program is one of the oldest in the world. It is also often referred to as economic citizenship because it involves individuals contributing money to the development of Dominica's economy.

Dominica Passport for Foreigners

Participation in the program is available for nationals from all over the world. Foreigners can benefit from obtaining a Dominica passport: they do not have to use their first passport to travel, participate in Golden Visa programs, open bank accounts abroad, establish a business, and much more.

There are three general conditions for obtaining Dominica citizenship by investment:


An applicant has to buy real estate that is approved by the government.

You can buy a property together with other applicants as long as your share is no less than $200,000.

If you want to sell the property later, you must wait 3 years.

The property you buy and want to resell to another applicant for citizenship must be kept for at least 5 years.

The investment of $100,000 is non-refundable – it is a contribution to the state Economic Diversification Fund.


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Citizenship for You and Your Family

Dominica citizenship can be issued to your family members as well. It is also an excellent opportunity to provide for future generations: your children are eligible to inherit the passport you get.


Be formally registered as a spouse of the applicant.


Children up to 30 y.o. that are fully maintained or substantially supported by the principal applicant.

Your kids born after you got your citizenship will inherit it automatically.

Parents and grandparents

Parents or grandparents can participate in the CBI program if they are older than 65 y.o. and are financially supported by the principal applicant.


Dominica Citizenship Benefits

Our goal is simple – provide successful entrepreneurs and investors with high-level services to solve their problems by reducing their taxes, getting second citizenship and investing overseas.

140+ Visa-Free Countries

As well as passports of some other Caribbean countries, the Dominica passport gives you access to 145 countries worldwide. You can travel without preparing numerous documents for a visa.

Over 110 visa-free states are available for Dominica passport holders, for example, European countries, including the Schengen zone, South Korea, Brazil, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, and even China.

If you travel to the remaining 30+ countries, you gain access there with an eVisa – an electronic version of a visa that is easy and fast to get online, or you are issued a visa on arrival.

The passport also allows you to get a 10-year visa to the US and stay there for up to 180 days per year.

Favorable Taxation

Having a Dominica passport but not being a country tax resident exempts you from paying various taxes. If your dividends, interest, or royalties originate from overseas, they are not subject to taxation.

Also, foreign investors will not pay wealth, gifts, inheritance, capital gains, or foreign income tax in Dominica. Make sure not to spend more than 6 months in Dominica if you do not want to become their tax resident. 

Become Caribbean Citizen

Dominica citizens can travel freely to several Caribbean countries, among which are Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. You do not need to take your passport to go there; you only need your ID card.

Double Citizenship

You do not have to renounce your first citizenship when you get your Dominica one. It enables you to use one passport or another, depending on your plans. You will have the freedom to stay in various countries across the continents for 30, 60, or 90 days or more.

No Exams

Some countries require you to pass examinations, e.g., language or history tests, in order to get citizenship. When becoming a Dominica citizen, you do not need to take any exams or pass an interview.

Quick Acquisition Process

This citizenship is one of the fastest and easiest to get your hands on. The whole process only takes from 3 to 6 months. You do not have to visit the island to receive your passport – applicants can do it remotely.


Possible Drawbacks

Hurricane Seasons

If you decide to invest in property on the island, you need to take into consideration the local climate. Hurricanes in Dominica often destroy local infrastructure and private property.

Overpriced Real Estate

The real estate you are supposed to buy must be approved by the government, which often makes it more expensive than it should be. Moreover, renting such property out might be challenging. Buying a house or villa there is more of a lifestyle purchase for your holidays on the island.

Dominica 140+ visa-free countries


Hong Kong
United Arab Emirates
South Korea
+24 countries


Cape Verde
South Africa
+22 countries


United Kingdom
+36 countries


New Zealand
Cook Islands
Papua New Guinea
French Polynesia
+10 countries

North America

Antigua and Barbuda
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Puerto Rico
+23 countries

South America

South America
Bolivia Brazil
Falkland Islands
+5 countries


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How to get Dominica Citizenship

There are two main ways to acquire a Dominica passport:

  • Investing in the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) – from $100,000
  • Buying real estate – from $200,000

Note: Investors cannot apply for citizenship themselves – they need an official representative who will act on the client's behalf.

Wealthy Expat provides full support in obtaining citizenship with the help of our expert lawyer.

Estimated Expenses

Option 1

Donation of $100,000+ to EDF

Main features:

• Non-refundable contribution to a governmental fund

• Get life-long citizenship – $100,000 contribution

• Financial support to the public and private sector projects

• Money is used to build and repair educational institutions, sports facilities, hospitals, etc.

Required amount

From $100,000 

Contribution (Investor)


Contribution (Investor + Spouse)


Family of 3-4

$175,000 – for a family of 3 or 4

+$25,000 for an additional dependent under 18 y.o.

+$50,000 for an additional dependent over 18 y.o.

Option 2

Buying real estate for $200,000+

Main features:

• Can be bought with other applicants if the minimum investment of each is $200,000

• Get a lifelong citizenship

• Keep the property for at least 3 years

• If you plan to resell it to another applicant, you must keep it for 5 years

• Your own home in the Caribbean

Required amount

From $200,000

Contribution (Investor)


(State fee: $25,000)

Contribution (Investor + Spouse)


(State fee: $35,000)

Family of 3-4

$200,000 – for a family of 3-4

(State fee: $35,000 – main applicant and up to three dependents
$50,000 – main applicant and up to 5 dependents

+ $25,000 – for an additional dependent)

Additional expenses and fees:

Requirements for an applicant

Requirements for applicant’s family members


Children (up to 30 y.o.)

Parents and grandparents


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How it works

The Process of Obtaining Dominica Citizenship



We will review your case and identify any potential reasons for application rejection. If the risks are high, we will help you choose an alternative program if the risks are high.


Collecting Documents

With the help of our lawyer, we will collect the required document portfolio. All the papers will be properly prepared for submission.


Due Diligence Check

Passing the due diligence check – the CBI unit will get familiarized with your application and will take their decision.


Investment Fulfillment

In case the application is approved, the investor either makes a contribution to the EDF or purchases real estate in Dominica.


Passport Delivery

Getting a new passport and naturalization certificate takes up to 4 weeks. The documents can be delivered to the applicant's address.

Buying Property in Dominica

Purchasing real estate in Dominica can be an uneasy process if you are unfamiliar with local particularities and legislation. The property you buy must be approved by the government, which usually leads to overpricing.

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Why Choose Us?

Citizenship of Dominica cannot be obtained on your own. Applicants must seek the assistance of a licensed agent who will assist them in preparing and submitting all the documents correctly, transferring money, passing due diligence, and more.

The Wealthy Expat lawyer can help you to go through this rigorous process. We already helped hundreds of clients to get their new citizenship.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We get thousands of questions from readers monthly, here are the most frequent ones.

What is the minimum investment sum?

The minimum amount to get Dominica citizenship is a $100,000 contribution to a state fund.

Do I become a tax resident once I receive my passport?

No, you become a tax resident if you spend more than 183 days a year in Dominica.

Do I have to renounce my previous passports?

No, Dominica does not require you to revoke your previous citizenship unless the other country you are a national of demands it.

Can I return my investments?

Yes, you can resell the purchased property if you wish. However, you need to keep it for at least 3 years. In case the real estate is bought by the other applicant for the CBI program, you will need to wait for 5 years.

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