Documents required for obtaining citizenship of Dominica by investment

What documents do you have to submit when applying for citizenship of Dominica by investment? What are the paths to citizenship of Dominica? What is the procedure of obtaining the Dominican passport? The text below answers these and other related questions.  

The Dominican citizenship-by-investment program requires that the foreign applicant make a donation or an investment in order to obtain the Dominican passport. The application process also involves submitting quite a number of documents that will certify that the applicant is a law-abiding and a trustworthy individual. After you make the donation/ investment and submit all the documents, you will have to go through a five-step citizenship acquisition procedure described below.

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Documents to be submitted when applying for citizenship of Dominica by investment

  • Form ‘D1’ – Disclosure Form;
  • Form ‘D2’ – Fingerprint and Photograph Verification Form (it has to be completed in the presence of a fingerprinting officer);
  • Form ‘D3’ – Medical Questionnaire and Certificate (it has to be issued by a licensed medical doctor);
  • Form ‘D4’ – Investment Agreement (applicable only when an investment is made; it is to be completed by the main applicant only);
  • Application Form 12 (two completed copies, notarized);
  • Sales and Purchase Agreement – (if investment into real estate is made);
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Color copies of all passports held;
  • Marriage Certificate or Dissolution of Marriage Certificate, if applicable;
  • Police clearance from the country of birth, country of citizenship, and/ or country of residence (if they are different), and any country where the applicant has resided for more than 6 months in the past ten years, for each applicant sixteen years of age and above. For children between the age of twelve and fifteen, a sworn affidavit by the parent confirming that that the child has no criminal record;
  • Eight passport-size photos;
  • Color copies of all identity documents, cards or books;
  • Color copy of the driver’s license;
  • Color copies of all military service and discharge documents, if applicable;
  • Color copies of all documents certifying a name change (other than through marriage), if applicable;
  • Color copies of university or college diplomas;
  • Proof of address (a utility bill or a lease agreement);
  • Letter of recommendation from the head of the school or university for children aged 12 to 18. Official transcripts from a higher education institution or a letter from the competent authority confirming that children between 18 to 30 years old are full-time students;
  • Notarized affidavit of support for each dependent family member aged 18 or above included in the application for citizenship, with the exception of the spouse;
  • Routine blood and urine test results;
  • HIV test results (for all applicants aged 12 or more);
  • Letter of employment or financial statements;
  • One professional reference;
  • Bank statements spanning 12 months;
  • Notarized affidavit of the sources of funds;
  • Detailed business background reports, résumé, CV;
  • Letter to the Minister;
  • Proof of payment of state duties.

All document copies have to be notarized before they are sent. If some documents are written in a language other than English, they have to be translated into English by a sworn translator and translations apostilled.

Please note that submission of the following documents has become unnecessary since 2017 (this holds for all applicants for citizenship of Dominica by investment):

  • Personal references
  • Bank reference
  • Immunization schedule
  • Audited financial reports

Whether you choose to make an investment or a donation when applying for citizenship of Dominica, you have to bear in mind that the Caribbean bank participating in the program is going to request bank statements from your bank covering two years. The statements should reflect your financial standings over this period.

The procedure of applying for citizenship of Dominica by investment

Obtaining the Dominican passport in exchange for a donation to the national Economic Diversification Fund

  1. The foreign investor and the licensed immigration agent sign a service agreement. The application forms are completed. The immigration agent’s team checks the forms for appropriate completion.
  2. The foreign investor covers the full cost of the due diligence checks and pays the application processing fee. The immigration agent submits the application document package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), the Dominican Government body in charge of the citizenship-by-investment program.
  3. The CIU processes the application for citizenship and (hopefully) issues a letter of approval. The foreign investor makes the donation in the required amount and pays the rest of the state duties (the immigration agent will specify the bank account where the payments have to be sent).
  4. The CIU issues the Naturalization Certificate that has to go to the Immigration Department together with a request to issue the Dominican passport and other supporting documents.
  5. When the passport (or passports, in case a family id applying for citizenship of Dominica by investment) are issued, they will be sent to the foreign investor with a courier.

Obtaining the Dominican passport in exchange for an investment into real estate in the country  

  1. The foreign investor signs a service agreement with the licensed immigration agent and a sales and purchase agreement with the real property owner. The application forms are completed and the immigration agent’s team checks the forms for appropriate completion.
  2. The foreign investment makes an advanced payment towards the sales and purchase agreement in the amount defined by the Dominican legislation thus demonstrating the intention to purchase the property. The investor then covers the full cost of the due diligence checks and pays the application processing fee. The application document package goes to the CIU.
  3. The CIU issues a provisional approval of the application for citizenship of Dominica by investment into real property in the country. The Foreign investor covers the remaining part of the property cost and pays the outstanding state duties.
  4. The CIU issues the Naturalization Certificate that has to go to the Immigration Department together with a request to issue the Dominican passport and other supporting documents.
  5. When the passports are issued, they are sent to the foreign investor with a courier.

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Do I have to visit Dominica when applying for citizenship by investment?

There is no need to visit Dominica even once to become a citizen of the country. Neither do you have to go there in order to extend the passport. You can retain citizenship of Dominica for life without ever seeing the country. On the other hand, we highly recommend that you should go there and see the amazing beauty of the Commonwealth of Dominica. We are positive that you will love it.

Does the Commonwealth of Dominica allow dual citizenship?

Yes, Dominica does allow dual citizenship so you will not have to renounce your current citizenship when acquiring the Dominican passport. At the same time, you have to ascertain that your home country also allows dual citizenship because some national states do not. But then again, the process of Dominican citizenship acquisition is totally confidential. The authorities of the country do not publish the lists of foreign nationals acquiring citizenship of Dominica and you do not have to inform your home country’s authorities about that even if they disallow having dual citizenship.

What amount of money am I going to lose if my application for citizenship of Dominica is declined?

You have to make the required donation or pay the full price of the property that you are purchasing only after your application for citizenship of Dominica is approved by the authorities of the country. At the same time, you are not going to be reimbursed for the due diligence fees and the state duties. The immigration agent’s fee is nonrefundable as well.

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