Dominica Citizenship facilitates for all the Family Members
According to the new provisions, all your family members can join you in Dominica!
The Government of Dominica has widened the definition of ‘dependent’ under Citizenship by Investment Program. Family Reunification has been facilitated through new Changes to Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program.
All family members qualify for Dominica Citizenship
The changes allow unqualifying dependents to be added to the application of the main applicant. These dependents are including adult children, parents, grandparents, and siblings. Of course, the due diligence checks remained unchanged for all dependents aged 16 or over.
The investor is now able to include a child aged 18 to 30 who does not require to be attending a higher learning institution or living with them. According to the new rules, it is enough to show that the main applicant or their spouse supports the child. Similarly, parents and grandparents of the main applicant or their spouse no longer are obliged to show they live with the main applicant.
To qualify the parent or grandparent as an eligible dependent, it is enough to demonstrate the support they receive from the applicant or their spouse.
Sibling Category of Dominica CBI
Notably, the Government introduced an outstanding ‘sibling’ category. The siblings who are 18 or older, single, and childless can now qualify for citizenship, whether they are biological or legally adopted. They can be related either to the main applicant or their spouse.
The new changes also allow new-born children and newly-married spouses to become citizens of Dominica – even after the main applicant receives citizenship. These rules are valid for the main applicant and dependents alike. For example, the son of the investor who then marries a non-Dominican citizen can apply for citizenship on his spouse’s behalf. Previously, there were restrictions on new-born children, and no transparent provisions on new spouses.
Although, passing the due diligence checks is mandatory for all dependents aged 16 or over. If a calendar year has passed since the date of the investor’s original submission, the main applicant must repeat the checks, together with any new dependent other than a new-born child.
Dominica Prime Minister believes that these changes are meant to accelerate family reunification in a world where togetherness, and the right to all be able to live in a safe and stable environment is more important than ever.
Dominica rewards the investors
Foreign investors are invited to apply for Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program with their families. The process is fast and the citizenship will be rewarded to the applicants within three months.
In general, there are two ways to become a Dominican citizen:
- Option 1 – Donate USD100,000 to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) for a Single Investor + additional governmental or processing expenses.
- Option 2 – Purchase an authorized real estate for the minimum value of USD200,000 and keep it for 4 years+ additional governmental or processing expenses.
In return, economic citizens can live, work, and study in Dominica and accessing its healthcare and education systems. Extensive visa-free travel by Dominican passport is another benefit of this program.
According to the CBI Index, published by a well know magazine, Dominica is ranked the best country for citizenship by investment for three consecutive years.
For more information, please contact one of our advisors in UAE, Denmark or Canada, and we will do our utmost to guide you through your Dominica Citizenship by Investment process.
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