Immigration to Dominica

About Dominica

A diverse blend of English, French, African and Carib people and cultures, Dominica is a politically and economically stable state with the lowest crime rate in the region.


The Economic Citizenship Program offers applicants a wealth of benefits and privileges:


  • No physical residency requirements;
  • Inclusion of dependent children up to 30 years old;
  • Inclusion of unmarried daughters under 30 living with and fully supported by the main applicant;
  • Inclusion of dependent parents / grandparents over 55 years old;
  • Inclusion of dependent unmarried siblings who do not have children and are under 25;
  • No minimum level of education required;
  • No management experience required;
  • Visa-free travel to over 130 countries, including Europe’s Schengen zone, the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Turkey;
  • No taxes for non residents.

Qualification Process

To qualify for the Dominica Economic Citizenship Program, applicants must fulfill one of the investment options in addition to meeting the following criteria:


  • Be of outstanding character;
  • Hold no criminal record;
  • Be in excellent health;
  • Have a basic knowledge of English.


Steps & Timeline

The following table breaks down the application process into six basic steps.  Each step must be completed before continuing to the next.

Investment options

The investment options for obtaining citizenship status in Dominica are as follows:

Economic Diversification Fund Donation


Single Application

A single applicant will be required to make an investment of US$ 100,000.



A non-refundable contribution of US$ 50,000 for a qualified spouse.  


A non-refundable contribution of US$ 50,000 per qualified sibling aged 18-25 of the main applicant or the spouse.


A non-refundable contribution of US$ 25,000 per qualified dependent of the main applicant or the spouse.

Family Option

A non-refundable contribution of US$ 175,000 qualifies a family of four including the main applicant, the spouse, and two other dependents other than a dependent sibling.

Real Estate Investment


Applicants may purchase property valued at a minimum of US$ 200,000 in a government-approved real estate development.  The investment must be maintained for a minimum of three (3) years.  If maintained and sold after five (5) years, it would qualify the next applicant for citizenship as well.

Application Fees & additional fees

Advisory fees are based on the number of dependents, country of origin, residence and other retained services, as well as service and legal fees related to the submission of citizenship and passport application for the main applicant.  The advisory fees are non-refundable and are payable in two (2) equal installments.

All application fees charged by the Dominica government and by Acker Choquette are subject to change.  Fees depend on the number of applicants and the complexity of the process.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information.

Applicants will need to pay any additional government, passport application and due diligence fees associated with their chosen investment and according to the number of dependents.
  • US$ 25,000: Single applicant, or a sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant below the age of 18.
  • US$ 35,000: Family of up to 4 people (including main applicant and up to 3 dependents, other than a dependent sibling).
  • US$ 50,000: Family of up to 6 people (including main applicant and up to 5 dependents, other than a dependent sibling), or a sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant aged 18-25.
  • US$ 70,000: Family of 7 people or more (including main applicant and 6 or more dependents, other than a dependent sibling).
  • US$ 1,000: Per application.
  • US$ 7,500: Main applicant.
  • US$ 4,000: Spouse
  • US$ 4,000: Dependent 16 and above.
Passport issuance fees are applicable.

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