The Dominica Government has implemented important changes with addition of dependents and family members to the CBI program come into force on the 15th September, 2022. Among the most important changes, siblings do not qualify for Dominica and parents/grandparents age limit increased to 65 years for to be included in the family application. The age barrier for children set at 18 years of age.
Some changes done to fee schedule for real estate and donation option. The cost for adding dependent child above 18 years as additional increased to $50,000.
The Commonwealth of Dominica SRO 23 of the Citizenship by Investment (Amendment) was gazetted on Aug 18, 2022 which mention who qualifies as dependent under the citizenship by investment program of Dominica.
Amendments to Dependents
Here are the changes applicable to new applications:
- Siblings not accepted as dependent under any circumstances (of main applicant or spouse)
- Children age above 18 years must be attendance at a recognised institution of higher learning and substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
- Unmarried daughter of the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant who is under twenty-five years of age and is living with and fully supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
- Child of the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant who is eighteen years of age or older and physically or mentally challenged and who is substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
- Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant above the age of sixty-five years who are substantially supported by the spouse or main applicant.
Changes to Government Fees
The Government fee applies to family applications under real Estate approved project
- Main applicant only – USD 25,000
- Main Applicant and upto 3 dependents – USD 35,000
- Main applicant and upto 5 dependents – USD 50,000
- Additional dependents – USD 25,000
Direct Monetary Investment
- Main applicant – USD 100,000
- Main applicant with spouse – USD 150,000
- Main applicant with upto 3 dependants – USD 175,000
- Additional dependent under 18y – USD 25,000
- Additional dependent above 18y – USD 50,000
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