Dominica Citizenship by Investment

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Zero to one hundred about Dominica Passport


Republic of Dominica is a commonwealth state which is run as a parliamentary democracy system. Its capital is Roseau and its population is around 73,500.  It is located in 2 thousand kilometer distance from Florida of the United States. English is the official language of this Republic; however, Patois French language is also spoken in it.  The Republic’s currency is Eastern Caribbean Dollar, which is related and compatible to the US. Dollar. 
Please carefully study these topics before starting the process of applying for Dominica Passport and then contact Ganji Immigration Services in Canada or Iran. 

1-How to receive citizenship of Dominica via investment?


Reliable investors and their family members are able to receive citizenship of Dominica and later, passport of Dominica by making significant investment in Dominica.

There are two ways to invest:
•    Direct contribution to the government, as donation to the economic diversification fund, with the minimum amount of 100,000 Dollar (donation)
•    To buy pre-confirmed real estates and properties with minimum 200,000 US. Dollar value (investment).

*Fortunately, at present, applicants from Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman have the opportunity of taking the Finance option.

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2-How to start applying for Dominica Passport?


The first step is to appoint an authorized representative. These agencies are supervised by the government of Dominica and are authorized to send you the citizenship application via investment; as the Citizenship Office of Dominica does not accept direct investment application from individuals.

Ganji Immigration Services, is a legal and official immigration agency, registered in Canada, in Quebec Province; and serves also an official and authorized immigration attorney, licensed by the Canadian Government. 

Backed by its more than 15 years of significant experiences in Immigration Affairs we will stay in your side to receive citizenship and passport of Dominica.

In second step, contact your authorized and licensed immigration attorney. When you contact the attorney, you discuss all the necessary documents and papers. Your attorney will then complete all your official forms, explains to you the procedure of undergoing medical examinations, the so called Dominica Medical Tests; and, provides you information regarding the required real estate and property ownership documents to serve as certain financial sustainability. All those documents must be in English language, registered and legalized. If you plan to buy a property, you must reserve it via a purchase-sale transaction contract.

The third step is to checking your penal records and police clearance on the ground of the information you have provided. Your file must be checked in terms of your previous records in all countries. A specific department examines your file and you receive a letter via your attorney which informs you your case status. The immigration attorney informs you whether your file is approved or rejected.

The fourth step is to discuss and have an interview in Dominica: When all your forms are completed and all the necessary documents are collected, your immigration attorney will send your file to the Immigration Division of Dominica and your contacts them on your behalf. The immigration attorney answers to all their correspondences and questions. Dominica has no mandatory interview; however, the government might ask an interview to be held as per your conditions.

The fifth step is the certificate payment and issuance. Once your application is approved, the Immigration Division of Dominica will ask you to either invest in the economic fund (donation) or attempt in buying a property. After paying the investment, the Immigration Division of Dominica will issue you the certificate of registration (Certificate of Naturalization), which serves as your citizenship document and your attorney can take actions for the issuance of Dominica Passport for both you and your family. Ganji Immigration Services will send you these Certificates.

3-Can I apply for Dominica Passport if my nationality is other than my birth place?


Yes; you may, you are not required to withdraw from your other citizenship; you do not have to live in Dominica in order to keep your citizenship status (dual citizenship is allowed).

4-Who are eligible for Dominica Passport application?


The applicant should be minimum 18 years of old, has good standing personality with clean records without penal conviction and must show financial ability to invest. The citizenship and passport of Dominica will be awarded to you, your legal spouse and your children as well, for lifetime (permanent citizenship).

5-How much is the Dominica Passport?


The price of Dominica Passport differs as per the number of family members and their age. The whole costs include, first, the amount of contribution to Dominica Economic Diversification Fund and the second is the amount of investment in pre-approved real estates; as well as some additional costs for processing fee and files. Some of the costs are payable for both stages and some other costs depends on whether you proceed via contributing to the Dominica Economic Diversification Fund or by buying real estate. The Dominica Economic Diversification Fund supports the public, governmental and private projects in Dominica and is for sectors such as education, health care, sports and tourism. A single person should contribute 100,000 USD to Dominica Economic Diversification Fund; governmental costs not included; however, if he/she is accompanied by the family members, the costs will increase accordingly. 

If you choose to buy real estate, you must keep that real estate for minimum three years and must have permit of the government. The cost for this option is 200,000 USD besides the governmental costs.  Iranian nationals are not currently able to buy real estates; however, as we explained before, fortunately, Ganji Immigration Services has provided the possibility of using the Finance option by the applicants from the Middle East and Asia. The cost for receiving Dominica Passport for a husband and wife with two children will be minimum 175 thousand USD.

6-Do family members receive citizenship and Dominic Passport?


By observing certain conditions, spouse, dependent children (described below), parents, dependent grandparents and siblings can also receive Dominica citizenship. The costs differ as per the number of family members who apply for citizenship.

7- Who can be registered as dependent person in Dominica Passport?

 

Dependent person means:

 
  •  Spouse of the main applicant
  •  Children of the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse under 18 years’ old
  •  The children of main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse in 18 to 30 years old range who are financial dependents of the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse.
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*Fortunately, in the recent amendment in immigration laws of Dominica, the age of dependent children has increased to 30; which is a good news for those who plan to have their children to the age of 30 with them in their immigration file and receive passport of Dominica for them as well.

* The child of the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse, who is over 18 with physical or mental complications and is financially depended on the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse.

* Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse who are financially depended on the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse.

* The spouse of a person who is a dependent of the parents or grandparents   and   is financially depended on the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse.
*Biological Siblings or legally adopted child of the main applicant in 18-25 years old range who is single, has no child and financially is depended on the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse.

*Biological siblings or the legally adopted child of the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse, under the age of 18 who is single, has no child and financially is depended on the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse and holds the letter of consent of his/her parents and siblings for taking actions via this program. 
Note:
- Child means the biological or legal child.
- Child means an individual in the age of 18 to 30; that is, a 30-year old person can be included in this file but a 31-year old will not.
-To know which one of your family members can be included in the file, please contact our office via whatsapp, telegram, Instagram, email or phone.

8- What are the advantages of Dominica Passport?


When you receive citizenship of Dominica, in addition to being registered as a lifetime citizenship, you will enjoy all the citizenship right as any other natural citizen in Dominica, including staying, working and studying. The Dominica Passport enables you to travel to 145 countries and stay there easily with no need to visa.

9- Should I pay tax in Dominica?


Wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign revenue or capital gain are tax free in Dominica, however, you should pay personal income tax if you stay in Dominica as a citizen.

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Steps of lodging passport application via investment in Dominica


1-    Can I personally apply for Dominica citizenship via investment?

The answer is no; you must submit your file through an official-authorized attorney.

2-    How long does it take to approve a file?

It usually takes up to 4 months for a file to be approved.

3-    How can you compare this program with other investment programs?

This program has been lodged since 1993 and the citizenship unit has a long experience in studying the cases.  Our programs are studied based on the standard time and this program is one of the most cost saving immigration programs. Based on the large-scale studies in the world, the investment program in Dominica has gained the First Rank in three consecutive years in receiving citizenship via investment. The speed of receiving Dominica Passport, including children to the age of 30 in the category and the possibility of travelling to 145 countries with no need to visa are among the specific advantages. Dominica Passport Ranking is 33rd global rank and the passport is a very strong document. By attention to the experiences of our clients who have received Dominica passport in past years, they have been able to easily travel to the Schengen countries, England…. with no problem at all. We should ensure the applicants that the citizenship advantages and Dominica Passport are really applicable and reliable.

4-Are the stages of proceeding in passport application in Dominica confidential?

The application stages are confidential except the cases of reliable agencies and the international partners carry out necessary background checks to ensure the applicant has a clean record.

5-Should we attend in an interview meeting to receive Dominica visa?

No, there is no mandatory interview; although the government may decide to have an interview with you.

6-Should we travel to Dominica?

No, to proceed via these programs, there is no need to travel to Dominica; however, we do recommend you to see the map of Dominica and the pictures of this country; and, pay a visit to this beautiful country. If interview is required, it is better to have an interview session with you. If you cannot travel to Dominica for an interview session, the interview can be arranged in specific centers outside Dominica although you should pay the expenses.

Dominica is located in south America in 2 thousand kilometer distance to Florida-USA.
The Sisserou parrot is the national symbol and bird of Dominica and its image appears on the Dominican flag as well.

7- Should we stay in Dominica to receive its citizenship?

No, there is no need to live in Dominica before or after receiving the citizenship.

8- Is the application for receiving Dominica Passport available online?

No. all the forms for lodging application in citizenship program via investment are sent only via authorized attorney.

9- Can I send my Dominica file in any language?

No, the file should be in English language.

10- What is the police clearance certificate for Dominica?

The certificate of police clearance is given by the government or police of any country you have been living there more than six months and show you have no penal records in that country.

11- What is the oath of allegiance? 

After receiving the citizenship, the applicant should sign the oath of allegiance of Dominica Commonwealth. This oath must be signed in a notary public, before a judge or in a pre-approved center.

A visit to Dominica by the passport of Dominica


1-How one can travel to Dominica?

The international travelers from Europe and America arrive Dominica via transportations sectors in Antigua, Barbados, Saint Martin, Portico, Guadalupe and Martinique. Douglas–Charles Airport (IATA: DOM, ICAO: TDPD), formerly known as Melville Hall Airport is the major and large airport of Dominica which has a vas terminal. Canfield airport only provides forwarding services and private charters.

Taking flight is one of the methods of travelling from Iran to Dominica, which takes 25 hours of flight:
  • Dubai or Tehran- Frankfurt in Germany (6 hours flight)
  • Frankfurt in Germany- Barbados (18 hours’ flight)
  • Barbados- Dominica (1 hour flight)
*Barbados is a country in northeast Venezuela.

2-Which country recognizes Dominica Passport?

Your Dominica passport is a legal passport and all member states of United Nations recognizes it as a legal document. 

3-How is the general status of Dominica?

Dominica is a country with around 72 thousand population in south of America. It was a colony of England. Its economy is based on agriculture, tourism and ports services. 87 percent of its population are African race, 1.3 percent are French and English descendants, 0.5 percent of the population is from Asia, mainly Iran, Syria, Lebanon…

The security in Dominica is great. It is an excellent destination for living and education and is among the luxury countries in the world. Most people are Christian. According to a research of Dowasco 2016, its drinking water is among the highest quality water in the world. The country is known for its warm and excellent coasts. The cost of building villa in Dominica is around 875 USD per square meter.
English is the official language of Dominica; however, there are words with French linguistic roots, such as the name of the Dominica Republic; Roseau. The living cost in Dominica is very low.

If you want to know the difference between Dominican Republic and Dominica, it is sufficing to say they are two independent countries and are neighbors; though, Dominican is larger and bigger than Dominica (Commonwealth Dominica) in population and area.

4-Which country can I travel with no need to receive visa if I hold Dominica Passport?

You will be entitled to live, work and stud in Dominica. People who hold Dominica passport can travel to 145 countries with no need to receive visa; this includes the entire European Union Countries, England, South Korea… however, to  travel to Canada and United States; you should receive visa. Of course, for Canadian Visa, you  may use the services provided by Ganji Immigration Services free of charge in order to receive Canadian visa  in 10-year validity term. For example, by holding Dominica Passport, you can enter England with no visa and stay in that country for 180 days. In addition, you can travel to all European countries (Schengen states) with no need to have visa; you can even easily obtain admission of prestigious universities in England in Medicine field.

In the past 20 years, the prestige of Dominica Passport has  increased to a very high level and Russia, Qatar and China have been added to the list of countries last  year; and, this year, Japan, Canada, Australia and Emirate will be added. The country has been promoted from no visa requirements for  45 countries into no visa requirements for 145 countries, some of them are as follows. The rank of Dominica passport in 2021 was 31st in the world.

Europe:
England, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Republic of Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Island, Ireland, Italy, Lithonia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenly, Sweden, Spain, Swiss, Turkey, Vatican, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine.

Asia:
China, South Korea, India, Maldives, Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Seri Lanka.

Africa:
Egypt, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambican, Seychelles, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,  Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoro, Djibouti, Morris.

America:
Brazil, Argentine, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahama, Barbados, Blaze, Bolivia, Ecuador, Granada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadine, Suriname, Trinidad, Tobago, Venezuela, Chili. 

14-How many years the Dominica Passport stays valid?

The passports of Dominica are issued with  10-year validity. For children under 15 years old, passports are valid for 5 years as the children’s grow and thus, their photo, constantly changes.
You may attempt extending the passport of Dominica, after its expiry, frequently for lifetime, Our agency provides this services.
 
6-How can I extend my Dominica passport after its expiration?

The expired passports can be extended at the Passport and Immigration Office of Dominica or in any consulate office of Dominica, with no need to travel to Dominica. The extension fee must be paid.

7- How can I make sure I can extend my passport after its expiry?

Based on the laws of Dominica, as a citizen of Dominica, you can always have a passport; therefore, don’t worry about extending the Dominica passport; you will always have the Dominica visa. 

8- Should I have a specific address in Dominica for extending my passport?

No. there is no need to have an address. You may extend your passport in the Passport and Immigration Office in Dominica or via any consulate office of Dominica. You can provide your initial residence place as your address.

9-Can I extend my passport if I sell the real estate I had bought?

Yes, provided that you have had already citizenship by real estate for a certain duration.  Please consult us for more details.

10-Where is Dominica?

Dominica is an Island in 750 kilometer area in Caribbean sea in South America, two thousand kilometer distance from Florida. Its official language is English, although French is also spoken in it. It was a colony of England from 1805 and won independence in 1978; and was accepted as a member of Commonwealth. It is a mountainous country with tropical climate of 10 to 33 centigrade degree temperature. Its economy is based on tourism,  and growing sugarcane, banana, coconut and cacao.

 11- What is CON certificate?

After studying your documents, you will receive a CON Certificate  (Certificate of Naturalization) meaning you have become a Citizen of Dominica Common Wealth. Thus, you will earn a lifetime citizenship as well as the passport of Dominica.

12-What are the conditions for extending Dominica passport?

There is nothing you should do after termination of the passport validity, simply pay 1200 USD extension fee and receive a new passport for all family members.

13- What is CBIU Certificate:

This is an abbreviation of the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Dominica government. This unit has been established in 1993 to examine immigration cases of Dominica and applicants’ investment work.

14- Can I  attempt in receiving Dominica Passport by myself?

No. the services of official agencies of Dominica are required.
For more information and details, please contact Ganji Immigration Services Tehran Iran or Montreal Canada Office.
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