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Introduction to Dominica

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Known as “The Nature Isle of the Caribbean”, Dominica is one of the most beautiful islands on the planet. A tropical paradise, with rugged, volcanic mountains, Dominica’s landscape boasts everything from waterfalls to mud ponds, as well as an array of exotic fauna. It’s no wonder that the country attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.

As such, it makes sense that so many people want to take up permanent residence on this idyllic island, which is where our Citizenship by Investment Programme can help. Launched in 1993 — making it one of the world’s longest-running economic citizenship schemes — it allows investors to move, work, and even set up a business in Dominica. And that’s just one of the numerous benefits of the CBI programme and obtaining a Dominica passport. Dominican citizens are also entitled to visa-free access to more than 115 countries around the world, including the entire European Union, the UK and Brazil.

All applicants need to do is decide between two investment options and make the necessary financial contribution. With a minimum investment of $100,000 USD, it is the cheapest citizenship by investment programme in the world. If you’re interested in obtaining Dominican citizenship, you may wish to learn more about our application process or contact us at any time.

Where is Dominica?

 Sitting halfway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, Dominica is located just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the North. Stretching 751 km² (290 square miles), our island boasts 148 km (91 miles) of uninterrupted coastline. Dominica’s official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica, further distinguishing the island from the Dominican Republic, its northerly Caribbean sister.

The Dominican Way of Life

Here at the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU), we want all of our applicants to gain an understanding of what it means to be Dominican, so that they can best espouse the country’s way of life.

The Commonwealth of Dominica is founded upon a belief in fundamental human rights and freedoms. Dignity and equality are paramount, and institutions like the courts and other legal bodies strive to be just and impartial. We also value the role of family in our society, and many of us acknowledge the supremacy of God.

The fundamental human rights and freedoms we believe in are enshrined in our Constitution. Subject to the respect for the rights and freedoms of others and to the public interest, all of our citizens are entitled to the following rights and freedoms, whatever their race, place of origin, political opinion, colour, creed, or gender:

  • Life, liberty, personal security, and the protection of the law;
  • Freedom of conscience, of expression, and of assembly and association; and
  • Protection for the privacy of the home and other property, and from deprivation of property without compensation.

Our society is also based on the following shared beliefs and values:

  • Respect for the principles of social justice;
  • Belief that the operation of the economic system should result in the distribution of material resources in such a way as to serve the common good. That there should be adequate means of livelihood for all and that labour should not be exploited or forced by economic necessity. That no one should be compelled to operate in inhumane conditions and that there should be an opportunity for advancement based on recognition of merit, ability, and integrity;
  • Belief in a democratic society in which persons may, to the extent of their capacity, play some part in our institutions and in national life, and thus develop and maintain due respect for lawfully-constituted authority; and
  • Recognition that people and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and the rule of law.
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Population

Dominica has two airports: Douglas–Charles Airport (DOM) and Canefield (DCF) Airport. Situated around an hour away from Portsmouth, DOM is the larger of the two and is where most visitors to Dominica fly into. DCF Airport is located 15 minutes from Roseau. However, its landing strip is just 3,100 ft long, making the airport only suitable for chartered flights and private jets.

International flights from the United States and Europe are connected to Dominica through hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP), and Martinique (FDF). The Government is determined to build a new international airport to accommodate international arrivals from beyond the Caribbean.

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Economy

Dominica has two airports: Douglas–Charles Airport (DOM) and Canefield (DCF) Airport. Situated around an hour away from Portsmouth, DOM is the larger of the two and is where most visitors to Dominica fly into. DCF Airport is located 15 minutes from Roseau. However, its landing strip is just 3,100 ft long, making the airport only suitable for chartered flights and private jets.

International flights from the United States and Europe are connected to Dominica through hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP), and Martinique (FDF). The Government is determined to build a new international airport to accommodate international arrivals from beyond the Caribbean.

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Land and Climate

Dominica has two airports: Douglas–Charles Airport (DOM) and Canefield (DCF) Airport. Situated around an hour away from Portsmouth, DOM is the larger of the two and is where most visitors to Dominica fly into. DCF Airport is located 15 minutes from Roseau. However, its landing strip is just 3,100 ft long, making the airport only suitable for chartered flights and private jets.

International flights from the United States and Europe are connected to Dominica through hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP), and Martinique (FDF). The Government is determined to build a new international airport to accommodate international arrivals from beyond the Caribbean.

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Travel by Air

Dominica has two airports: Douglas–Charles Airport (DOM) and Canefield (DCF) Airport. Situated around an hour away from Portsmouth, DOM is the larger of the two and is where most visitors to Dominica fly into. DCF Airport is located 15 minutes from Roseau. However, its landing strip is just 3,100 ft long, making the airport only suitable for chartered flights and private jets.

International flights from the United States and Europe are connected to Dominica through hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP), and Martinique (FDF). The Government is determined to build a new international airport to accommodate international arrivals from beyond the Caribbean.

International Memberships

Dominica is a member of several international organisations, including:

CARICOM

CARICOM (Caribbean Community) is an international organisation consisting of 15 Caribbean member-states. The organisation works to promote economic cooperation and integration in the region, and its secretariat headquarters are based in Georgetown, Guyana.

The Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary organisation of 53 countries. While they share no legal commitment to each other, they have a common goal of enhancing the “development of free and democratic societies” and “promoting peace and prosperity to improve the lives of all peoples of the Commonwealth”.

There are many benefits to being a Commonwealth member. These include easier travel between member states, protection by other embassies and commissions, and eligibility for certain cultural or sporting activities, including the Commonwealth Games. For more information, please visit the Commonwealth’s official website.

Other international memberships

Dominica is also a member of:

  • The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
  • The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
  • The United Nations (UN)
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • The World Bank
  • The Organisation of American States (OAS)

We maintain missions in Washington D.C., New York, London, and Brussels, and we are represented jointly with other OECS members in Canada.