The first step for applying for citizenship is to choose an agent from the list of Authorized Agents. Applications for citizenship cannot be submitted directly to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) and must only be handled by an Authorized Agent.
An “Authorized Agent” means a person licensed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit who has paid the Authorized Agent’s 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.
The second step is to contact your chosen Authorized Agent, who will provide you with assistance in preparing your forms and documentation for submission to the CBIU. You will need to complete the official forms, attend a medical examination, and obtain certain supporting documents, all of which need to be submitted in English and with the appropriate notarization and legalization. If you are purchasing property, this will need to be reserved through a sale and purchase agreement.
Your application will be vetted through a thorough due diligence background check which will verify the information that you have provided. The CBIU will consider the file in the light of the due diligence report, and will make a recommendation on your application to the Government.
You will receive a letter through your Authorized Agent that will inform you as to whether your application was successful (‘Approval in Principle’), delayed for further processing, or rejected.
When all of your forms are complete, and documents collected, your Authorized Agent will submit your application to the CBIU and will liaise with the CBIU on your behalf.
The Authorized Agent will attend to all correspondence, queries, or questions on your file that may arise in due course.
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.
If your application is successful, the CBIU will also instruct you to complete the payment of the real estate property.
Upon receiving proof of payment, the CBIU will issue your certificate of registration, which stands as evidence of your citizenship and which can be used by your Authorized Agent to apply for a Dominican passport.