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, and (3) the building of a national sports stadium. 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:
- Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of USD 100,000
- Main applicant and spouse: a non-refundable contribution of USD 175,000
- Main applicant with up to three qualifying dependants: a non-refundable contribution of USD 200,000
- 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.
In addition to the capital investment required under the EDF option, the following fees are also payable:
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.
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.