About the Commonwealth of Dominica

The Dominica Citizenship Investment Programme is offered by the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is an island-country in the Caribbean Sea.

Dominica is known as the ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean’ due to its unspoiled natural beauty. It is covered in rainforest and mountainous peaks, and has three hundred rivers, countless waterfalls, and 148 km (91 miles) of coastline. Dominica also holds the world’s second-largest thermally active lake.

After a long history of French and British rule, the island gained independence from Great Britain in 1978. Dominica is a parliamentary democracy with a President as the Head of State. The country is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the United Nations (UN), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Organisation of American States (OAS), and the International Organisation of La Francophonie.

With its easy lifestyle and friendly community, the island of Dominica has been named as one of the world’s happiest places to live. In addition, this tropical paradise has a vibrant culture, with both European and African traditions.


Dominica is located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago.

The island can be reached from the United States and Europe through short stopovers in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP), and Martinique (FDF).

Dominica Citizenship Investment Programme

The Dominica Citizenship Investment Programme has been operating since 1993. It is a highly reputable programme, and one of the oldest in the Caribbean. The Programme offers investors and their families full citizenship in exchange for an economic contribution to the country.

General Requirements

Applicants for the Dominica Citizenship Investment Programme, must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be of good character
  • Have no criminal record
  • Pass a detailed background check
  • Be able to provide proof of source of funds
  • Be healthy

Investors may apply with their spouse and dependent children, and, in some cases, dependent elderly parents or grandparents.


  • Full citizenship status
  • No requirement to visit Dominica before, during, or after application
  • No interview requirement
  • No English language requirement
  • Low processing fees
  • Fast processing time
  • Dual citizenship is allowed
  • Social and political security
  • Global mobility
  • No foreign income, capital gains, gift, and inheritance tax
  • Life in a small, peaceful country

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Investment Options

Applicants and their families may gain citizenship in Dominica through the Citizenship by Investment Programme by choosing between one of two options:

  • A one-time contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)
  • An investment in pre-approved real estate

Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)

The EDF option is the most desirable alternative for citizenship by investment in Dominica. The Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) is a Government fund dedicated to the national economic development of Dominica. The minimum contribution required under the EDF option is of US$100,000. Please note that, besides USD, EUR and GBP are now also accepted currencies under the EDF option. For a full breakdown, click here.

Investment in Pre-approved Real Estate

The pre-approved real estate option requires applicants to purchase property and to maintain ownership for at least 3 years after citizenship is received. If the applicant wishes to re-sell the property to another applicant for citizenship by investment, then the property must be maintained for at least 5 years. The minimum required investment under the pre-approved real estate option is US$200,000. Please note that, besides USD, EUR and GBP are now also accepted currencies under the EDF option. For a full breakdown, click here.

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