|Location||Dominica lies in the middle of the Lesser Antilles between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.|
|Political Status||Parliamentary democracy|
|Language||English is the official language, but most locals speak a type of French patois (Creole) at home.|
|Currency||Eastern Caribbean Dollar (US, British and Euro currency widely accepted)|
|DATE OF INDEPENDENCE||3 November 1978 (from the United Kingdom)|
|GOVERNMENT TYPE||Unitary parliamentary republic|
|LEGAL SYSTEM||Based on English Common Law|
Dominica is one of the Caribbean islands, the nickname (Nature Land) derives from the pure natural beauty while the island deemed as the smallest island among the others. Roseau is the capital of the country where it’s located in the west of Dominica with the fabulous colorful timber houses and botanic gardens.
The island considers as a Mountainous area in the majority part, Furthermore its comprise Moran the tropical forest which inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995. Moreover, it includes Morne Diablotin the highest mountain summit on the island rises to about 1.447 meters.
It is worth saying that the island is home of the Sperm Whale(whales’ amber) which is the focus of many seekers who desire to buy the expensive whales amber along with a huge number of whales and dolphins, as a result, it brings a great economic importance.
The Commonwealth of Dominica has been offering a citizenship by investment programme since 1993 making it one of the oldest citizenship programmes.
The programme is regulated under the guidelines of the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment Act. An investor may qualify for citizenship through a donation to the government fund or investment in real estate.
Applicants under the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme must choose one of two potential routes to citizenship.
Applicant must be at least 18 years
Benefits of Dominica citizenship program:
Benefits of the program:
The Features of Dominica passport:
Currently, Dominica citizens can travel to more than 117 countries without the need to follow a cumber some visa application process. A vast majority of these countries allow Dominica citizens to stay 30 to 90 days without any visa requirement while some countries grant visas upon arrival or issue electronic visas upon online application.
DOMINICA PASSPORT ALLOWS VISA-FREE AND VISA ON ARRIVAL TRAVEL TO MORE THAN 117
THE MAIN STEPS TO GET THE DOMINICA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTING:
Document Preparation; prepare the required documents and Government application forms. NTL will guide you through the citizenship documents.
Due Diligence; When we submit your application documents to the Government your file processing fee and due diligence fees are payable in full. The fees for due diligence are the same whether you choose donation or the real estate option.
NTL will connect on your behalf with the citizenship by investment unit and keep you informed of progress and let you know if any further documents are required.
Once the process of due diligence is completed, the background report is sent directly to the Dominica Government for review by the committee.
Citizenship Committee Approval ;After a successful due diligence report, your file will progress to the Citizenship Committee who will consider your application based upon the documents submitted and findings in the due diligence report. We will receive written confirmation and forward a copy of the letter to you to advice if you have been successful in your application or if they require any additional information
Payment; after the citizenship application is approved the applicant will receive written confirmation requesting to pay the Government Investment fees directly to the Government of Dominica.
Naturalization of Dominica; the applicants will naturalized citizen of Dominica and will receive a naturalization certificate after the investment has arrived at the Dominican bank
Obtaining Dominica Passports; upon receipt of your Naturalization Certificate signed by the Labor and Immigration Minister of Dominica, the Dominica passport application will be submitted and the Dominica passport will be issued within 7 – 10 working days.
TWO OPTIONS FOR CITIZENSHIP:
To qualify for acquiring the Dominican citizenship by investment, an applicant has two options:
Government Fund “Donation”:
Make a significant economic contribution to a Government Fund:
REAL ESTATE OPTION
Purchase approved real estate on the island:
To qualify for acquiring the Dominican citizenship under the real estate investment option, an applicant must buy approved real estate in the island for at least USD $200,000 and maintain ownership of the property for a minimum period three years.