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July 5, 2021

Dominica Announces Launch of New Biometric Passport 

The Caribbean Commonwealth of Dominica will launch a new biometric passport for its citizens starting from the 19th of July 2021. This means that Citizens of Dominica who renew their passports will automatically get new biometric documents, that store the holder’s personal information on a microchip and includes biometric face and fingerprint, all of which can be used to verify the holder’s identity while traveling.

The advancement is great for Dominica Citizenship applicants as identity verification, border controls, and international travel will be even more smooth with new passports. For those who already applied for the citizenship program, there is a possibility to leave the application pending or postpone it until a new biometric document is available.

What you need to know about Dominica Citizenship program?

Dominica Citizenship by Investment program is one of the longest-running economic citizenship programs in the world. The most affordable in the Caribbean, the Dominica Citizenship by investment program offers a quick route to acquiring a second passport in 2-3 months. The program grants the investor visa-free access to over 137 countries and provides 2 investment options, a $100,000 donation to the government or property investment from $200,000.

What sets Dominica apart from other Caribbean islands is its unique nature incredible volcanic mountains, green rainforests with exotic plants and animals, numerous waterfalls, picturesque lakes and volcanic beaches. All this attracts more than 200,000 ecotourism enthusiasts from all over the world each year. Dominica’s program has many advantages, for example the island’s government recognizes dual citizenship and provides applicants with complete privacy.

Also, one does not need to be fluent in English to obtain a Dominican passport and there is no need to take a local cultural test. Economic citizens of Dominica do not have to reside permanently or even spend some time on the island, the passport procedure can be done completely remotely, as by law all interaction with the government department is undertaken by the immigration company. Citizenship can be applied for in a short period of time: the whole process takes between 3 and 6 months.

What are the program benefits?

Dominica Citizenship Program lets obtain a second passport in just 2-3 months. There are no residence requirements therefore the passport can be easily obtained remotely. Dominica allows dual citizenship, moreover, it is transferable to descendants and the whole family can apply for citizenship, including children up to 30, siblings, and parents. Dominica’s tax regime claims no tax on income, wealth, and inheritance.

What are the investment options?

Dominica Citizenship by investment is available through two options. To qualify for Dominica citizenship by investment program, you can either make a government donation of $100,000 or invest in real estate on the island starting from $200,000.

  1. $100,000 – Non-refundable donation to the government fund

Contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) is non-refundable. The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application. To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $100,000.

  1. $200,000 Real Estate Investment

Real Estate option should be approved by the government. The property can be sold in 3 years.


Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

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– Property virtual tours, 3-D tours, and in-person tours available.

– Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

– Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

– Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at  or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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