Citizenship and Investment

The Citizenship-by-Investment Program of The Economic Citizenship Program of the Commonwealth of Dominica was established in 1991.

The citizenship program of the Commonwealth of allows investors and their family to obtain irrevocable citizenship for life with no need to reside in the country and most importantly no need to give up your current nationality within 3-6 months

Investment Options

Economic Development Fund (EDF)

The investors pay directly to the government. These investments are then given to the Financial Services Unit who invests in Dominica’s infrastructure project. There are two options in this program, family and single option.

Single Option – Investor pays a non-refundable US$100,000 qualifying only the investor.

Couple Option – Investor-applicant pays a non-refundable US$175,000 this qualifies the investor and his/her spouse only.

Family Option – A non-refundable US$200,000 which qualifies the investor and his/her spouse plus two (2) children under 30.

*An additional investment of US$ 50,000 is required for every additional dependent


Real Estate Option

To qualify for citizenship of Dominica under the Real Estate Option under the Citizenship by Investment Program, an applicant must purchase authorized real estate to the minimum value of USD 200,000.

Following approval of a real estate investment application, the following Government Fees are payable:

  • USD 25,000 for a single applicant;
  • USD 35,000 for the main applicant applying with his or her spouse;
  • USD 35,000 for a family of up to four persons, including the main applicant and up to three dependants;
  • USD 50,000 for a family of up to six persons, including the main applicant and up to five dependants; or
  • USD 70,000 for a family of seven persons or more, including the main applicant and six or more dependants.



Per application – USD 1,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES (required for both the Real Estate and the Government Fund options)

Main Applicant – USD 7,500*

Spouse – USD 4,000

Dependant aged 16 years and above – USD 4,000

*In some cases, enhanced due diligence may be required depending on the citizenship the applicant holds.


OTHER FEES (required for both the Real Estate and the EDF options)

Fee for Certificate of Naturalisation – USD 750 per person

Expedited passport issue fee – USD 1,200 per person

Legal Fees – Varies dependent on family size and investment option