Hurricane Maria has done a devastating amount of damage to the country and people of Dominica in its passing. To aid in the rebuilding & rehabilitation efforts to be conducted in Dominica, the Citizenship by Investment Unit has reduced several fees. The changes are reflected above, and will remain in effect until 31 March 2018. There are also some additional revisions:

  1. Children of a main applicant or of his/her spouse will now qualify as dependents up until their 31st birthday.  Previous requirements stipulated that the dependent be in full time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning and being fully supported by the main applicant, except for cases of unmarried daughters living with and being fully supported by the main applicant.

  2. Parents and grandparents of a main applicant, who are over the age of 55 but are married to someone younger than 55 will now be able to qualify their spouses as dependents.

  3. Fees for children born to the main applicant after the grant of Dominican citizenship has been reduced from USD$2,000 to USD$500.​

  4. The Citizenship by Investment Unit now considers requests made by an applicant to add a dependent so long as such a request is made prior to approval of an application for citizenship. It also will consider requests to remove dependents even after after approval of an application, but no later than the full payment of the investment amount. This level of flexibility seeks to take into account  the level of fluidity seen in modern families, in instances like that of the birth of a newborn child. 


Contact Us for more details on these changes.

Dominica’s Economic Citizenship Program was established in 1993, and is one of the oldest in the region. Investors may obtain citizenship through one of the following methods:

  1. A contribution made into the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)  with a minimum investment amount of USD$100,000 for a single applicant, and increasing depending on the number of dependants included in the application;
  2. An investment in designated Real Estate with a value of at least USD$200,000. 

Due diligence fees for applicants and their dependents are as follows:

  • Applicant: USD$7,500
  • Spouse (if applicable): USD$4,000
  • Dependents 16 years & over: USD$4,000

Other fees to be incurred in this process are:

  • Processing fee (per application): USD$1,000
  • Certificate of Naturalization Fee: USD$250 per person
  • Passport Fee: USD$1,200 expedited passport fee per person

For the Real Estate Investment Option ONLY,  government processing fees apply as follows:

  • USD$25,000 for the Main 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

Dominica’s citizenship may be obtained without language, residence or visitation requirements.

​JDW Consulting Ltd has partnered with key stakeholders and agents in Dominica to assist with your application for citizenship.

Contact us to explore your options.