The Government of Dominica has made important legislative changes to the citizenship by investment program of Dominica on June 24, 2020. The new changes expands the definition of ‘dependant’ under its Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.
Below are the important changes made to the CBI program:
- Dependants: The new changes allow main applicants to add previously adult children, parents, grandparents, and siblings. Main applicant must provide enough support to all the dependants.
- Siblings: Biological or legally adopted siblings who are 18 or older, single, and childless can qualify for citizenship. They can be related either to the main applicant or their spouse.
- All dependants aged 16 or over must still pass due diligence checks to qualify. There is a $4000 fee for DD checks per person.
- New born children and new spouses can now apply for citizenship (previously not allowed)
- Main applicants must repeat due diligence checks, along with any new dependant other than a new-born child, if a calendar year has passed since the date of their original submission.
The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program (DCBIP) currently offers two routes for acquisition of passport and certificate of citizenship.
- NDF Donation – USD 100,000 (single person) or USD 200,000 (family of 4)
- Real Estate – USD 235,000 (family of 4)
There are additional due diligence fee, processing fee paid to the Government of Dominica in addition to agent fees.
CBI program permits new citizens to live, work, and study in Dominica, with full access to healthcare and education systems.
Enhanced due diligence checks and fees may sometimes be required, depending on the applicant’s current citizenship status, and other personal circumstances.