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Economic Diversification Fund

About the Fund

The Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) was established through the Citizenship by Investment Programme as one component of a national capital mobilization portfolio, with the goal of national development for Dominica.

Generated funds are utilised for public and private sector projects where a need is identified. Public sector projects identified for financing under the Programme include, but are not limited to, (1) the building of schools, (2) hospital renovations, (3) the building of a national sports stadium, and (4) the promotion of the offshore sector. With respect to private sector projects, the Government’s focus is on tourism, information technology, and agriculture.

Minimum Contribution Requirements

To qualify for citizenship under the EDF option, the following contribution amounts are required, depending on the number of dependants included in the application:

  1. Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of USD 100,000
  2. Main applicant and spouse: a non-refundable contribution of USD 175,000 
  3. Main applicant with up to three qualifying dependants: a non-refundable contribution of USD 200,000 
  4. Any qualifying dependant of the main applicant, other than a spouse: a non-refundable contribution of USD 25,000 per dependant

In addition to the contribution made into the EDF, certain fees are also payable including, but not limited to, due diligence fees.

Applicable Fee

In addition to the capital investment required under the EDF option, the following fees are also payable:

PROCESSING FEES

Per application – USD 1,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES*

Main applicant – USD 7,500

Spouse – USD 4,000

Dependant aged 16 years or above – USD 4,000

*In some cases, enhanced due diligence may be required, depending on the citizenship the applicant holds and other personal circumstances.

OTHER FEES

Certificate of Naturalisation fee – USD 250 per person

Expedited passport issuance fee – USD 1,200 per person

NOTE: ADDITIONAL ‘GOVERNMENT FEES’ DO NOT APPLY TO THOSE WHO USE THE EDF ROUTE TO CITIZENSHIP. THEY ONLY APPLY TO THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE.

 

Guidance on Payments for the EDF Route

The applicant is responsible for paying the full minimum contribution amount required under the laws and regulations that govern the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme.

Therefore, when making the payment via bank transfer, the applicant must also pay any applicable bank charges, so that the contribution amount is received by the Government in full.

Full minimum contribution amounts are expressed in United States dollars (USD). However, the Government will also accept payments in euros (EUR) and pounds sterling (GBP).

IMPORTANT: Any payment in EUR or GBP must, on the day it is processed by the recipient bank, be equivalent to or greater than the minimum contribution amount in USD. Any payment that falls below the minimum contribution amount in USD will be rejected as insufficient.