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The Benefits

General Benefits

As a citizen of Dominica, you can partake in a wealth of opportunities and experiences, including:

  • Living in a peaceful and welcoming country for life, in the knowledge that you have contributed to its prosperity through an outstanding citizenship by investment programme
  • Becoming part of a global community that transcends Dominica’s land borders
  • Global mobility, including visa-free travel to over 120 countries and territories, from Singapore and Hong Kong, to the European Union and the United Kingdom
  • Minimal taxation – no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains tax
  • Full residence status, with the right to live and work in Dominica if you so choose to
  • The ability to hold multiple citizenships
  • The freedom to live abroad if you are legally able to under the laws of your host nation, as there is no requirement to reside in Dominica before or after citizenship is granted

Lifestyle Benefits

Dominica is named time and time again as one of the world’s happiest places in which to live. Boasting a high number of centurions (people who have lived to be older than 100 years), it offers 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 one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a land of natural beauty, with hundreds of rivers and waterfalls, rugged mountains covered in green, and dramatic cliffs overlooking the turquoise sea.

Dominica hosts the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake, and is home to many rare plant and animal species, including our national bird and symbol, the Sisserou Parrot. Our clear and calm sea offers spectacular dive and snorkelling sites, including shipwrecks and even underwater hot springs.

In 1998, Dominica’s Morne Trois Pitons National Park was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Since 1997, Dominica has actively participated in the work of Green Globe to develop a model for ecotourism within our island.

Business Advantages of Dominican Citizenship

The Government of Dominica provides a number of fiscal and other concessions that aim to make doing business on our island even more attractive. These include generous tax holidays, import duty and tax waivers, and streamlined processes. A list of business advantages is available below, but for more information see the Invest Dominica website.

  • 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
  • There is no restriction on the repatriation of profits and imported capital
  • Generous incentive packages include corporate tax incentives, full exemption from import duties, tax relief benefits, and export allowance
  • The currency, the East Caribbean dollar (XCD), is pegged to the US dollar (USD) at a fixed rate
  • Access to several markets duty-free across the Caribbean

International Mobility

Holders of Dominican passports can use them to travel internationally and 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 United Kingdom, with whom Dominica shares a long history, Singapore, Hong Kong and the European nations of the Schengen Area.

Successful applicants for citizenship by investment who then apply for a Dominican passport can benefit from visa-free travel or visas-on-arrival (*) to the countries below. It must be noted that this list is fluid and subject to change. We strongly advise you to contact the relevant government authorities and agencies prior to making travel arrangements.

ANGUILLA
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
ARUBA
AUSTRIA
BARBADOS
BELARUS*
BELGIUM
BELIZE
BHUTAN*
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BRUNEI
BURUNDI*
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
CAYMAN ISLANDS
COLOMBIA
COMOROS*
COOK ISLANDS
COSTA RICA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
EAST TIMOR*
EGYPT*
EL SALVADOR
ESTONIA
FIJI
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
GIBRALTAR
GREECE
GRENADA & THE GRENADINES

HAITI
HONG KONG
HUNGARY
ICELAND
IRELAND
ITALY
JAMAICA
JORDAN*
KOREA (SOUTH)
LAOS*
LATVIA
LEEWARD ISLANDS
LESOTHO
LIECHTENSTEIN
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MALAYSIA
MALDIVES*
MALTA
MARSHALL ISLANDS*
MAURITANIA*
MAURITIUS
MONTSERRAT
NAMIBIA
NETHERLAND ANTILLES
NETHERLANDS
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS*
NORWAY
PANAMA
PERU

POLAND
PORTUGAL
ROMANIA
SAMOA (WESTERN)
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE*
SEYCHELLES
SINGAPORE
SLOVAKIA
SLOVENIA
SOLOMON ISLANDS
SPAIN
ST. MAARTEN
ST. KITTS & NEVIS
ST. LUCIA
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TANZANIA
THE BAHAMAS
TIMOR-LESTE*
TOGO*
TONGA
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TURKEY*
TURKS & CAICOS
TUVALU
UNITED KINGDOM
VANUATU
VENEZUELA
ZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE*