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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 country to get citizenship. The country offers a wealth of new opportunities and experiences, including:

  • The right to live, work, study, possess property in, and apply for a passport in, Dominica
  • Joining a global community that transcends Dominica’s land borders
  • Global mobility, including visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 140 countries and territories
  • 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 Dominican tax resident. 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

Note that by becoming a citizen of Dominica you do not automatically become a tax resident.

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 Citizenship 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 Dominica citizenship by investment programme will benefit from visa-free travel or visa-on-arrival(*) to the countries and territories 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.

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

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

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS*
NORWAY
PANAMA
PERU
PHILIPPINES
PITCAIRN ISLANDS
POLAND
PORTUGAL
REUNION
ROMANIA
RUSSIA
SAMOA*
SAN MARINO
SEYCHELLES*
SINGAPORE
SLOVAKIA
SLOVENIA
SOLOMON ISLANDS*
SOMALIA*
SPAIN
ST. MAARTEN
ST. KITTS & NEVIS
ST. LUCIA
ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
SURINAME
SWAZILAND
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TANZANIA
TIMOR-LESTE*
TOGO*
TONGA*
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TUNISIA
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
TUVALU
UGANDA*
UKRAINE*
UNITED KINGDOM
URUGUAY
UZBEKISTAN
VANUATU
VATICAN CITY
VENEZUELA
WALLIS AND FUTUNA
ZAMBIA