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About the Citizenship by Investment Unit

About the CBIU

What is CBIU?

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme was introduced in 1993 by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and is now one of the world’s longest-running economic citizenship schemes. The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) is the government authority that administers the programme, dealing with everything from the application process to finding new investment opportunities

Who heads the CBIU?

The CBIU has been headed by H.E. Ambassador Emmanuel Nanthan since February 2015. H.E. Nanthan is also the Ambassador-at-Large for the Prime Minister, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, and has extensive experience in diplomacy and international affairs. He has previously held positions including the Ambassador to Libya and the Special Advisor to two of Dominica’s former Heads of Government. H.E. Nanthan is a huge proponent of the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme and its value as a tool for helping the country reach its potential.

How has the Dominica Citizenship By Investment Programme benefited the country?

The government recognises the role that private investment can play in helping Dominica thrive as a country. The Citizenship by Investment Programme is an opportunity to encourage foreign direct investment that facilitates growth in the private sector. Over time, this helps to create a framework of diversified, sustainable, and resilient economic structures that can respond to the realities of a highly competitive global environment. For over two decades, the government has remained firmly committed to the scheme and is always looking at ways to improve the quality of its offerings.

The government and our team at the CBIU is dedicated to strengthening the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme and seeing the nation and its economy flourish. We hope that you will champion Dominica’s potential by participating in the programme, and we welcome you to become part of Dominica’s global community, embrace our people and our way of life.