Dominica Business Immigration:
Dominica Business Immigration the Caribbean island has an excellent international reputation so the Commonwealth of Dominica passport provides visa on arrival access for more than 115 countries, and local law does not contain any restrictions to hold dual nationality.
At the very first place to apply for applying Citizenship of Dominica is to find an Authorised Agent, a person licensed by the Citizenship by investment unit (CBIU) and the authorized agent must have paid fee pursuant to paragraph 1(1) of the Schedule of the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment Regulations, 2014, and is authorized to act on behalf of the main applicant in relation to a citizenship by investment application, as the must-have to hire a lawyer through an authorized agent because of the applications for Citizenship can not be submitted directly.
Next in the second step lawyer will need to complete the official forms to attend a medical examination to obtain certain supporting documents which need to be submitted in English with the appropriate legalization. This step is actually for preparation of required forms and documentations for submission to the CBIU and if the applicant has to purchase the property it has to be reserved through sales and purchase agreements.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) will consider the file in the light of the diligence report and then will recommend the Government on the basis through a proper diligence background check to verify the information provided by the applicant. The hired Lawyer will receive a letter if the application would be successful mean Approval in Principle or rejected or delayed for further processing.
In a further step of Dominica business immigration, Lawyer will attend to all the correspondence and queries and after the completion of forms and collection of documents lawyer will apply the BCIU on the applicant’s behalf.
Although there is currently no mandatory interview requirement under the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme. However, an interview may be required at the discretion of the Government.
Furthermore, if the application was approved in principle, the Letter issued by the CBIU will also instruct regarding payment for the Economic Diversification fund option or to complete the payment of the real estate property.
After receiving Proof of payment, the CBIU will issue the certificate of registration, which stands as evidence of Citizenship and which can be used to apply for a Dominican passport.
Here we must mention that there is no physical residency requirement and there is no age language, business experience or educational requirements, but the following requirements are there:
Required Documents for Dominica CBI Application
- D1 – Disclosure Form
- D2 – Fingerprint and Photograph Verification Form (to be completed in front of a fingerprinting officer)
- D3 – Medical Questionnaire and Certificate (to be completed by a licensed medical practitioner)
- D4 – Investment Agreement (EDF option only; to be completed by the main applicant only)
- Sales and Purchase Agreement – (real estate option only)
- Application Form 12 (two (2) completed and notarized copies)
- Colour copies of all passports held
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate/Dissolution of Marriage Certificate, if applicable
- Colour copy of driver’s license
- Police Record from the country of birth, country of Citizenship, country of residence (if different), and any country in which the applicant has resided in the past ten years, for each applicant sixteen (16) years and over. For children aged twelve to fifteen (12-15), an affidavit by the parent that a child does not have a criminal record is required.
- Colour copies of all identity documents/books or cards
- Colour copies of all military service and discharge documents, if applicable
- Colour copies of all documents evidencing a name change (other than through marriage), if applicable
- Eight (8) passport-size photos
- Proof of residential address (lease agreement or utility bill)
- Colour copies of university/college diplomas
- Letter of recommendation from the head of the school/university for children between 12 and 18 years old
- Notarised affidavit of support for children between 18 and 30 years old
- HIV test results (for all applicants aged 12 or above)
- Routine blood and urine test results
- One (1) professional reference
- Letter of employment/financial statements
- 12 months bank statements
- Notarised affidavit of the source of funds
- Detailed business background reports/resume/CV
- Letter to the Minister
- Proof of payment of relevant fees
Things you should consider before submission:
All color copies must be notarized and legalized before submission. All documents not in English must be translated, notarized, and legalized.
Please note that the following documents have been waived for all applicants effective 1 May 2017:
- Bank reference
- Personal references
- Immunisation schedule
- Audited financial reports
Note: Bank reference and audited financial reports for the two most recent years are required by the bank for the processing of funds.