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Benefits of Dominican Citizenship

Citizenship by Investment and Dual Citizenship Benefits

Applying for citizenship by investment in Dominica has become increasingly popular in the last few years, and this should come as no surprise. There are numerous benefits to dual citizenship, with Dominica being a particularly appealing place to hold a second passport. The country offers a wealth of new opportunities and experiences, including:

  • Full residence status — including working rights
  • Joining a global community that transcends Dominica’s land borders
  • Global mobility, including visa-free travel to over 160 territories, from Singapore and Hong Kong to the European Union and the United Kingdom
  • Minimal taxation, with no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains tax
  • The ability to hold multiple citizenships
  • Knowing that you have personally contributed to the prosperity of a peaceful, welcoming country, which you can call home for life.

Lifestyle Benefits of Dual Citizenship

Time and again, Dominica has been named as one of the world’s happiest places to live. Boasting a high number of citizens who have lived past 100, the island provides a tranquil lifestyle within a safe, peaceful, and pristine environment, and a culturally vibrant and friendly community.

The “Nature Island of the Caribbean” is a tropical paradise and arguably one of the most beautiful places on the planet thanks to its natural beauty. Dominica is blessed with hundreds of rivers, waterfalls, and rugged mountains covered in green and dramatic cliffs overlooking the turquoise sea. In 1998, its Morne Trois Pitons National Park was even designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Dominica is also home to Boiling Lake, the globe’s second-largest hot spring, and boasts many rare plant and animal species, including its national bird and symbol, the Sisserou Parrot. The country’s calm, clear sea provides spectacular sites for diving and snorkelling, including shipwrecks and even underwater hot springs.

Since 1997, Dominica has actively participated in the work of Green Globe to develop a model for ecotourism within the island. This has led to a thriving ecotourism industry, with visitors able to stay in sustainable ecolodges, and take part in activities like beach cleaning, responsible dolphin or whale watching tours, and meeting the indigenous Kalinago people.

Business Benefits of Dual Citizenship in Dominica

The Government of Dominica offers various fiscal incentives for entrepreneurs who wish to claim citizenship by investment to the country. These include generous tax holidays, import duty and tax waivers, and streamlined processes. A concise list of business advantages is available below, but for more information, contact Invest Dominica

  • Minimal taxation – no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains tax, and no personal income tax for residents
  • Dominica is a signatory of double taxation treaties with the USA and the CARICOM
  • No restriction on repatriation of profits and imported capital
  • Great incentive packages including corporate tax incentives, full exemption from import duties, tax relief benefits, and export allowance
  • Dominica’s currency, the East Caribbean dollar (XCD), is pegged to the US dollar (USD) at a fixed rate
  • Duty-free access to several markets across the Caribbean

International Mobility

One of the biggest benefits of dual citizenship in general is the increased number of countries you can visit without needing a visa. Although you will likely be reluctant to leave your island paradise, there is no requirement to reside in Dominica before or after your passport has been granted. Indeed, holders of Dominican passports benefit from the many visa-free travel regimes the Dominican Government has established with its allies across the globe.

Some of the major hubs available to those travelling on a Dominican passport include the UK, with whom Dominica shares a long history, Singapore, Hong Kong and the European nations of the Schengen Area.

Successful applicants to the Dominican citizenship by investment programme will benefit from visa-free travel or visa-on-arrival(*) to the countries listed below. It must be noted that this is subject to change, and we strongly advise you to contact the relevant government authorities and agencies prior to making any travel arrangements.

ASCENSION ISLAND*
AKROTIRI AND DHEKELIA
ANDORRA
ANGUILLA
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
ARGENTINA
ARMENIA*
ARUBA
AUSTRIA
BAHAMAS
BANGLADESH*
BARBADOS
BELARUS
BELGIUM
BELIZE
BERMUDA
BONAIRE
BOLIVIA*
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BULGARIA
CAMBODIA*
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
CAYMAN ISLANDS
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
COMOROS*
COOK ISLANDS
COSTA RICA
CROATIA
CUBA
CURACAO
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK
DJIBOUTI*
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
EGYPT*
EL SALVADOR
ESTONIA
ESWATINI
FIJI
FINLAND
FAROE ISLANDS
FRANCE
FRENCH GUIANA

FRENCH POLYNESIA
FRENCH WEST INDIES
GAMBIA
GERMANY
GHANA
GIBRALTAR
GREECE
GRENADA
GREENLAND
GUATEMALA
GUINEA-BISSAU*
GUYANA
HAITI
HOLY SEE
HONG KONG
HONDURAS
HUNGARY
ICELAND
INDIA
INDONESIA
IRAN*
IRELAND
ISRAEL
ITALY
JAMAICA
JORDAN*
KENYA
KOSOVO
LAOS*
LATVIA
LESOTHO
LIECHTENSTEIN
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MACAU*
MADAGASCAR*
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
MALDIVES*
MALTA
MAURITANIA*
MAURITIUS
MAYOTTE
MEXICO
MICRONESIA
MOLDOVA
MONACO
MONTENEGRO
MONTSERRAT
MOZAMBIQUE*
NEPAL*
NETHERLANDS
NEW CALEDONIA
NICARAGUA*
NIUE

NORWAY
PALAU*
PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
PANAMA
PERU
PHILIPPINES
PITCAIRN ISLANDS
POLAND
PORTUGAL
REUNION
ROMANIA
RUSSIA
RWANDA*
SABA
SAMOA*
SAN MARINO
SENEGAL*
SERBIA
SEYCHELLES*
SIERRA LEONE*
SINGAPORE
SLOVAKIA
SLOVENIA
SOLOMON ISLANDS*
SOMALIA*
SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
SOUTH KOREA
SPAIN
SRI LANKA
ST EUSTATIUS
ST HELENA*
ST. MAARTEN
ST. KITTS & NEVIS
ST. LUCIA
ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
SURINAME
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TANZANIA
TIMOR-LESTE*
TOGO*
TONGA*
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
TUVALU
UGANDA*
UKRAINE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED KINGDOM
URUGUAY
UZBEKISTAN
VANUATU
VENEZUELA
WALLIS AND FUTUNA
ZAMBIA