Economic Citizenship / Dual Citizenship

Dominica Economic Citizenship Programme

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Safe Haven Offshore Ltd. is authorised by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica to process applications for Economic Citizenship (Second Passports).

Dominica is a democratic country with freely elected representatives. The system of law is based on the English legal system. The Prime Minister is Roosevelt Skerrit. Learn more about Dominica here.

Economic Citizenship / Second Passports may be desired for a number of reasons, including security or as part of tax planning. As from the 1st March 2015 New Citizenship By Investment Rules and new Guidelines came into force in Dominica. There are now two ways to apply for Citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Investment by Cash Contribution and Real Estate Option

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme is one of the most competitive and long established in the Region.

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Benefits of Dominica Economic Citizenship



  1. The Dominica programme is easier and cheaper than the St. Kitts and Nevis programme.
  2. In Dominica there is no Inheritance Tax or Death Duties.
  3. As a Dominican citizen you have exactly the same rights as a Dominican by birth.
  4. You have visa free travel to many countries (other than the USA and Canada) (see list below).
  5. If you decide to purchase property at a later date you will not have to pay the 10% Alien Land Holding License Fee which foreigners have to pay.
  6. You will pay the same taxes as a Dominican by birth.
  7. You can reside in most Caricom countries

 

Visa Free Travel

VISA Free Entry List for Dominican Passport Holders

Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Cape Verde Islands
Cayman Islands
Columbia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic 
El Salvador
Fiji
Gibraltar

Grenada & The Grenadines
Guyana
Haiti
Hong Kong 
Jamaica 
Korea (South)
Leeward Islands
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Montserrat
Mauritius
Namibia
Netherland Antilles
Panama
Peru
Philippines

Samoa (Western)
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The
    Grenadines
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Tanzania
Tonga
Turks & Caicos
Tuvalu
Trinidad & Tobago
United Kingdom
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Zambia

List of SCHENGEN Area Member States

The SCHENGEN VISA has come into effect on May 28 2015 offering visa travel within the Schengen region for stay up to 90 days for business or tourism. The Schengen area is an area which operates as a single country permitting freedom of movement without passports or visas once inside the area.

There are 26 Member States:

Austria
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia

Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

 

Taxation

Most importantly Dominican citizens are not taxed to the hilt. There are no

  1. Death Duties
  2. Estate Taxes
  3. Inheritance Tax
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In these troubled times when the banking system world-wide seems to be in chaos you can if you wish, at whatever time you wish, invest in property and grow your money without fear.

Second Citizenship can therefore form a critical part of your Estate planning. This used to be the preserve of the very wealthy but with Inheritance tax in many countries hitting the middle classes because of the value of the family home, second citizenship can play a vital role in tax planning.

 

Duration of Passport

  • Passport is valid for 10 years and can be renewed very easily.
  • For children under sixteen it is valid for five years.

 

 

 

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Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment



There are now two ways to apply for Citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Investment by Cash Contribution and Real Estate Option. As from the 1st October 2015 the fees were increased.

To apply for Citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica, download the application forms here. It's important to ensure that you are dealing with a Government Authorised Agent.

 

Cash Contribution Option:

  Required Gov't Contribution Due
Diligence
Fee
Processing Fee Per Application Certificate of
Naturalization
& Stamp Fee
Total Amount
Main Applicant
US$100,000
US$7,500
US$3,000
US$750
US$111,250
Main Applicant & Spouse
US$175,000
US$7,500
Main applicant

US$7,500 Spouse

US$3,000
US$750
US$193,750
Main Applicant, Spouse & 2 children below 18 yrs
US$200,000
US$7500
Main applicant

US$7,500 Spouse

(add US$4,000 per child over 16 yrs)

US$3,000
US$750
US$218,750
Additional Dependant
US$50,000
US$4,000
per Additional Dependan (16 and above)t
   

Agent's Fees are not included in the above.

Dependant includes:

(a) A child of the Main Applicant or his spouse between 18-25 who is fully supported by the main applicant;

(b) Parents or grandparents over 65 who are fully supported by the Main Applicant.

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Real Estate Option:

There are many benefits which include :

  • short re-sale period of only 3 years for Real Estate;
  • re-sale for use in a subsequent Citizenship By Investment application only 5 years.

 

Required Investment in Approved Project

To qualify for Citizenship of Dominica under the Real Estate Option an Applicant must purchase authorized real estate in a Project Approved by the Government of Dominica. One such project has already been approved which requires an Investment of US$220,000.

For more information please contact us.

  Minimum Required Investment Gov't Application Fees Due
Diligence
Processing Fee for Application Certificate of
Naturalization

Main Applicant

US$220,000
US$50,000
US$7,500
US$3,000
US$750
Spouse
US$25,000
US$7,500
 
US$750

Children 0-16 yrs

US$20,000
   
US$750
Dependent Child 18-25 or other dependant

 

US$50,000
US$4,000
 
US$750

  1. For a family of 4, with two children under 16, your investment inclusive of Government fees will be US$ 356,000 PLUS fees for Share Registration of US$8,800 in relation to the project currently approved and Agent's fees;
  2. For a child 16- 18 years Due Diligence fees of US$4,000 have to be paid.
  3. Additional fee of US $1,200 payable to expedite passport.

 

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How to Apply for Citizenship/Second Passport



Documents you will need to provide:

  • Safe Haven Offshore Ltd is an Agent authorized by the Government of Dominica to process Citizenship Applications. We have a sub-agent in the Dubai. For more information please contact us;
  • We will help you prepare the documentation, review your file and liaise with the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) to ensure that they have everything they need;
  • There is no longer a mandatory interview but your file will be reviewed by a committee after taking into account the Due Diligence report. If they deem it necessary they will request an enhanced due diligence report;
  • If your application is successful, the CBIU will issue a letter instructing you to make the investment payment (for the Cash Option);
  • Upon receiving proof of the payment, the CBIU will issue the Certificate of Naturalisation which will then be used to apply for a Dominican passport.

 

Economic Citizenship in Dominica is Safe and Easy



Why Choose Safe Haven Offshore - Money Back Guarantee

  • We have a money back guarantee.
  • Anse BateauWe are a Government Authorised Agent (see letter).
  • We provide a personal and confidential service, and any problems will be identified early in the process.
  • You will get all the support and assurance you need.
  • We recognise this can be a sensitive issue depending on the part of the world you live. We would never reveal your business to your country of origin.
  • Beware of any Agent guaranteeing 100% success. At the end of the day the decision which lies with the interviewing panel is discretionary.

See our FAQ page for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the interview process.

 

Forms



To get started applying for Citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica, you can download the Citizenship Disclosure Forms below:

D1 - Application for Citizen by Investment Disclosure Form (PDF)

D2- Fingerprint and Photograph Verification Form (PDF)

D3 - Medical Questionnaire (PDF)

D4 - Investment Agreement (PDF)

Dominica VISA Application Form on the Government website (PDF).

Dominica Passport Application Form on the Government website (PDF).

 



Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please contact us for more information.

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