What is the Dominican Citizenship by Investment Programme?

Dominica’s Citizenship-by-Investment Programme (“CIP”) offers eligible individuals and their families the opportunity to obtain full legal citizenship and passports upon making a qualifying significant investment in Dominica.

Currently, there are two qualifying investment options:

Economic Diversification Fund

  • USD 100,000 contribution for a single applicant
  • USD 175,000 contribution for a main applicant and spouse
  • USD 200,000 contribution for a family of up to 3 (USD 25,000 per additional dependent)

Real Estate

  • USD 200,000 investment into an approved real estate project to be held for a minimum of 3 years (can only be re-sold under CIP after 5 years)
    Processing, due diligence, and government fees are additional, and excluded from the cited investment amounts above. Please use the most updated Caribbean fee table for a more comprehensive and customizable quote.


  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have no criminal record
  • Provide all the required documents in English
  • Provide a letter of application for economic citizenship addressed to the Minister responsible for Citizenship
  • Make a qualifying donation or investment
  • The application must be submitted through a government-authorised agent

Benefits: Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

  • Citizenship for life, applicable for future generations
  • Dual citizenship is permitted
  • Dependents included:
    • Spouse
    • Children up to 30 years old
    • Parents and grandparents
    • Siblings up to 25 years old, single and without children
  • Visa-free travel/entry to over 140 countries
  • No language requirement
  • Attractive tax regime; no capital gains or inheritance taxes
  • Possibility to apply for an online visa for Australia
  • No residency requirement
  • Fast physical processing times
  • No education or management experience required
  • Ability to live, work and settle in any other member of the CARICOM

Investment Options

1. The Donation option

Minimum contribution:

  • USD 100,000 for a single applicant
  • USD 150,000 for applicant accompanied by a spouse
  • USD 175,000 for applicant accompanied by up to three qualifying dependents (excluding siblings)
  • USD 25,000 or USD 50,000 per additional dependent – will vary based on the age and type of dependency
2. The Real Estate option

Purchase authorised real estate with a minimum value of USD 200,000, which must be held for at least three years

Additional fees apply, such as Due Diligence, Application, Processing fees and other Government fees

Process (Between 3-5 months)

  • Prepare all the documents required, submit them via an authorised agent, and pay due diligence and government fees
  • Upon approval-in-principle, the applicant will need to complete the required investment and pay remaining government fees
  • The passport will be issued upon approval of the citizenship