Dominica CBI Programme
Launched in 1993, Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme has been ranked as the number one CBI initiative for five consecutive years by the CBI Index. This is a publication by the Financial Times’s Professional Wealth Management (PWM) magazine.
Benefits of Dominica Citizenship
Visa-free travel to around 145 countries and territories
Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations
Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country
Right to hold dual citizenship
Citizenship by investment in Dominica is available through two options:
Applicants can make a substantial contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF), a government fund that supports socio-economic initiatives in Dominica. Due diligence and processing fees apply.
Spouse of the main applicant
Sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse aged 18-25
Per additional dependant (excluding the spouse of the main applicant and siblings of the main applicant or of the spouse aged 18-25)
Family of four (excluding siblings of the main applicant or of the spouse)
Under the real estate option applicants are required to purchase Government-approved property. This must be held for a minimum of three years.
Minimum investment: USD 200,000
The following Government Fees apply:
Family with up to four members, including the main applicant and up to 3 dependants (excluding a dependant sibling)
Family with up to six members, including the main applicant and up to 5 dependants (excluding a dependant sibling)
Family of seven members or more, including the main applicant and at least 6 dependants (excluding a dependant sibling)
Sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse aged 18-25
Sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse aged under 18
Visa Free Travel
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Isl.
French West Indies
South Georgia and the
St Kitts and Nevis
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Isl.
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wallis and Futuna
What are the Benefits of a Dominica Passport?
Ordinary Dominican passports are valid for 10 years if issued to a person aged 16 or over and are valid for five years for children under the age of 16. They can be renewed at the Passport Office in Roseau (Dominica’s capital city) or at a Dominica High Commission, Embassy, or Consulate.
What is the Dominica Passport Application Process?
It is possible for an economic citizen to appoint a third party to apply on his or her behalf. Applications for a passport can be submitted as soon as citizenship is received.
How to Re-Apply for a Dominica Passport
Ganji Immigration Services assists clients who wish to obtain citizenship of Dominica, providing them with the guidance and commitment they need to see their application processed seamlessly. Our team then ensures that clients
Pre-approval by Ganji Immigration Services and preparation of the application
Submission of the citizenship application
Application processing by the Citizenship by Investment Unit and internal and external due diligence checks
Approval in principle
Contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund or investment in the pre-approved real estate.
Citizenship certificate issued
Is there a residency requirement?
How long does it take to process a Citizenship by Investment application?
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the investment options under the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme?
An investment in pre-approved real estate
Individuals wishing to apply must engage with an
that assist and prepares the required forms and supporting documents.
Citizens of North Korea, and Sudan can only be accepted where such persons have not lived in these countries for the last ten years, have no substantial assets there, and are not performing and have not performed any business activity, in whole or in part, in or with these countries.
All applications from citizens of North Korea, Sudan and Syria will be subjected to enhanced due diligence. The cost of this will have to be borne by the applicant as part of their due diligence fees.
Where Your Funds Go
support national growth
in areas such as healthcare, education, infrastructure, and climate change.
Which family members can I include in my application for economic citizenship?
Children of the main applicant or of the spouse, under the age of 18
Children of the main applicant or spouse aged 18 to 30, supported by the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse
Children of main applicant or spouse aged 18 or over, physically or mentally challenged, living with and fully supported by the main applicant
Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or of the spouse if fully supported by the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse
The spouse of a person who qualifies as a dependent parent or grandparent, who is substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
A biological or legally adopted sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is eighteen (18) to twenty-five (25) years, single, childless, and who is substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
A biological or legally adopted sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is below the age of eighteen (18) years, single, childless, substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant, and in receipt of consent to make an application under the Programme from all individuals with parental responsibility for that sibling
What does the due diligence process in Dominica entail?
You will be vetted by multiple entities:
KYC (know-your-customer) checks performed by local authorised agents.
Internal checks including AML (anti-money laundering) and CTF (counter-terrorism financing) vetting by the Citizenship by Investment Unit.
Mandated international due diligence firms perform online and on-the-ground checks
Regional and international crime prevention bodies check that you aren’t on any wanted or sanctions lists
Are citizens of certain countries not allowed to apply?
Is This Programme for Me?
The following is also a good fit for the programme:
Single professionals who want to broaden their horizons
Families of four who would eventually like to add dependants such as grandparents or siblings
Individuals looking to study abroad
Digital nomads who want greater global mobility