Dominica CBI remains one of the top notch family friendly citizenship by investment programs in the World. Any family member such as spouse, children, siblings and parents upto third generation can be included for citizenship at ease.
In 2020, Dominica amended the meaning of ‘dependant’ to include a wider range of family members. Published in the country’s Official Gazette on July 29, 2020, the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (S.R.&O. 33 of 2020) broadened the scope of eligible ‘dependants’ and post-citizenship additions amongst other significant measures.
Approved applicants can go on and apply for a Dominican passport, which allows them visa-free or visa on arrival travel to over 160 destinations including UK, Russia, China, Schengen area etc. Further benefits include retaining citizenship for life, the right to live and work in the country, and the ability to pass on citizenship to one’s descendants.
Parents / Grandparents
A parent or grandparent of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant
- No longer required that qualifying parents and grandparents be aged 55 or over, or live with the main applicant
- You only have to provide showing of ‘substantial’ support – not ‘full’ support
Above 18 years: A biological or legally adopted sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is aged 18 to 25, single, childless, and who is substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant
Below 18 years: A biological or legally adopted sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is below the age of 18, single, childless, substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant, and in receipt of consent to make an application under the Programme from all individuals with parental responsibility for that sibling.
Children who are upto 30 years of age can be included in the application. It is no longer required that an adult child dependant be in attendance at an institution of higher learning, although this may assist a showing of ‘substantial support’.
Post Citizenship Additions
Dominica’s 2020 Regulations have expanded the ways in which an economic citizen can make a post-citizenship addition for his or her family members.
- New born child
- New spouse
For rules regarding post-citizenship addition in respect of her new born child, new spouse, and mother refer to the flowchart