Is there any restriction for nationals of other countries to apply?
According to the recent changes, the nationals of the below listed countries are no longer able to apply for Dominica Citizenship, unless they can show special circumstances:
- Saudi Arabia
- North Korea
If you are a national of one of these countries, please contact us to discuss your special circumstances.
Is this program legal?
The program is absolutely legal. The Citizenship Program of the Commonwealth of Dominica was established by an Act of Parliament of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Citizenship Act, Chapter 1:10, Section 8 (2) (e). Under the Act the Minister is allowed to waive the residency requirement for persons investing in Dominica. The investment requirements have been established by the Government.
What is the difference between obtaining residency permit and citizenship?
There are fundamental differences between residency permit (migration) and granting citizenship (naturalization).
Residency permits are often time limited and you need to maintain several conditions to keep them valid.
Under residency permission, you will have limited right to live, involvement, business and travel and most of the most of the citizen rights are applicable to you.
However, as a citizen (or national) you have every single right of a Dominican who is citizen by decent or birth. You are no longer limited in time and place, or business and travel or involvement. You may even consider very high level positions in government.
Residency Permits are often expiring if you are out of country for more than 6 months, when citizenship is forever, transferring to your children and their children.
In some countries where staying for a specific time is required to apply for citizenship, this process takes several years. While the economic citizenship program waiver for the condition of pre-residence.
Do I need to reside/live in Dominica?
No. You neither need to stay in Dominica before your application is made, nor after the citizenship and the passport are granted. You can continue to live wherever you like.
How much tax should I pay?
Dominica is tax haven and your Dominica citizenship is your key to preserve your wealth. There are no capital gains, gift, wealth and inheritance taxes. There is also no tax for any income from outside of the Dominica's borders.
Can I travel back to my previous country?
There is no restriction of where you choose to live or travel. You may travel with your previous passport or your new nationality and Dominica passport. (Please check your country regulations.)
Dominica won't report your new nationality to your previous country. If you travel with your Dominica passport, then you are protected as a Dominican citizen abroad. Otherwise, if you use your previous passport, you may be under regulations for that country's citizens.
Will this citizenship/passport expire?
You and your family will be permanent citizens of Dominica forever. The passport itself (as a document) is set to be renewed every ten (10) years (or if it's used up earlier).
Why it is important to apply through you?
- Years of successful experience and full knowledge of all requirements by officials.
- Your application is being prepared perfectly right under our skillful supervision.
- Our high-skill, well experienced lawyers are locally reside in Dominica to follow up the cases and quickly respond to officials.
- Much faster follow up and quicker results as we are following every case manually and locally.
- Priceless advices and assistance during the production of the documents.
- Organizing and assisting you through your travel and stay for interview.
- Introduction and preparing you for a successful interview before and during the interview.
- After citizenship services.
Is my fund refundable?
The application processing fees, stamp, postage and other legal charges are not refundable. But the government donation “Investment” which is payable after getting the comfort letter is refundable if the application is rejected.
What are the visa-free countries for nationals of Dominica?
There are more than 100 countries, which you can travel visa-free, including United Kingdom, Singapore (most British Commonwealth member countries) and also some European countries. Where a visa is required, they are relatively easy to obtain. Check the complete list here.
For northern American countries (i.e. USA and Canada), and Schengen the visa processing is very quick and can be done from across the world.
I do not have any passport at the moment. Can I obtain Dominica Passport?
We consider these cases independently and individually. As a general rule, you need to attend the interview and if you need to travel to another country for that, then you most probably require a passport.
However, you should contact us and we will consider your case carefully and helpfully.
Is there any guarantee that I am obtaining my citizenship and passport?
Theoretically No. But our successful experience over the years is our reliable support. Our very highly skilled lawyers in UK, UAE, USA and Dominica are directing your application as best as it could go. Therefore, if you don't have any of these issues, we will get you through smoothly, most probably.
If you provide false document, or have a serious criminal history, or any issue with Interpol there are high risks of rejection. Once false information will be discovered, they possibly could be ground for prosecution even after citizenship is granted.
If your application is refused, your final payment will be returned.
Where is the interview venue?
There are currently several places for the interview which your immigration officer will chose the proper place based on different factors.