As a member of the British Commonwealth, holding a Dominican passport will grant you visa-free access to over 95 countries, including the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Ireland. There are no requirements to reside in Dominica at any time to obtain Dominican citizenship. Moreover, most applications are granted within just 8-12 weeks..
The programme has been running since 1993, having firmly established itself in the market and acquiring sufficient experience when processing applications. The programme offers accelerated processing times as well as the most affordable route to full, legal citizenship of any of the Citizenship by Investment Programmes in the world.
There is no mandatory interview requirement needed to acquire Dominican Citizenship – however, an interview may be required at the discretion of the Dominican government. Therefore, there is no travel requirement set in place during an applicant’s application process for the Dominica programme.
If an interview is required, it usually would be held in Dominica. Nevertheless, if you are unable to attend an interview in Dominica, interviews may be held at certain centres outside of Dominica; subject to the applicant’s own costs.
There are only two investment options for this citizenship programme:
– Non refundable contribution to the government fund (starting from US $100,000); or
– Invest in pre-approved real estate programs (US$ 200,000 plus government fees)
As with comparable programmes, such as the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship, the value of an applicant’s contribution increases if they are adding a spouse and/or any dependants to their application. Similarly, there is a mandatory government fee starting from US$25,000, which will also vary depending on the number of dependants there are on an applicant’s application
The Dominican Second Citizenship application process is confidential, with no disclosure of or exchange of information, except where necessary checks are to be carried out by an authorised due diligence agency.