The Commonwealth of Dominica received international recognition on 30 June 2016, as its Citizenship by Investment Programme won the Russian Global Citizen Awards 2016 ‘Best Caribbean Citizenship Programme’ category. This year’s Awards Ceremony took place at the Russian Global Citizen Awards Gala Dinner at the Hotel Villa Padierna Urbanización Los Flamingos Golf, in Marbella. The Gala followed the Russian High Net-Worth Individual Forum Spain, which was attended by entrepreneurs and wealth management specialists looking for opportunities for themselves and their clients to better administer their wealth and improve their lifestyle.

The Russian Global Citizen Awards prize individuals, business entities, and governments that have played an impressive role in establishing freedom of movement, investment, and residence. Dominica’s Award was presented by a panel of professionals and high net-worth individuals, who reviewed citizenship programmes extensively on the grounds of cost, processing efficiency, trust, and popularity.

With over 23 years of running one of the world’s most reputable citizenship by investment programmes, Dominica has done much to deserve this coveted Award. Its Programme offers successful applicants the chance be a part of a democratic island-nation, dominated by lush nature and welcoming people. It also provides them with the opportunity to invest in one of the Caribbean’s best eco-tourism destinations, drawing visitors from all across the world.

Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme is open to applicants from all nationalities, who are assessed by the nation’s Citizenship by Investment Unit and by independent due diligence firms to ensure that they are of good character and both willing and able to make the necessary investment. Dominica does not require applicants to take part in an interview, show business experience, pass a language test, or reside in the Commonwealth at any point prior to or after obtaining citizenship – making the application process straightforward for any investor looking to become a citizen of this Caribbean island.