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Travel around the world without visas with Dominica passport

For those, who are looking the possibility to obtain a second citizenship and passport, will be interesting to learn about how it is possible to get the Dominica citizenship and what are the advantages of the Dominica passport.

Dominica is a paradise island with untouched nature, a pleasant tropical climate, fresh and healthy food, tranquil pace of life and friendly people. If you want to escape from the worries and bustle of big cities, retire and to be close to the nature — this is the perfect place to live.

Dominica is a political stable country, which is not involved in any international conflicts and Dominica citizens can safely and easy to travel around the world without attracting anyone’s attention.

Dominica citizenship allows to move freely throughout the world: over 110 visa-free countries or to obtain a visa on arrival, and to travel to others it’s required just go through a simple process of obtaining a visa. Crossing borders with the Dominica passport is much easier than the citizens of other countries under the scrutiny of the world community.

Dominica citizens does not require a visa:

  • to all the countries of the Schengen zone: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,  Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,  Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
  • to other European countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania, San Marino, Vatican City — for 90 days, United Kingdom — for 60 days, Andorra, Ireland, Monaco.
  • to many countries in the Caribbean:
    • members of CARICOM: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago – up to 90 days without visa.
    • Panama — for 180 days, Aruba, Costa Rica, Curacao, Sint Maarten — for 90 days, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin — for 15 days, Dominican Republic — for 30 days, Cuba — for 28 days.
    • Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba), and visa on arrival to Nicaragua.
  • to many South American countries: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and visa on arrival to Bolivia.
  • to Asian countries: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and visa on arrival to Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Laos, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Turkey.
  • to African countries: Botswana, Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Zambia, and visa on arrival to Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda.
  • to Oceania countries: Fiji, Micronesia, Vanuatu, and visa on arrival to Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu.

Full list of visa-free countries with the Dominica passport.

Dominica passport can be used as an effective tool for a financial and business optimization. Dominica citizens, who are residing outside of the country, are exempt from the income tax from abroad capital gains or inheritance, from the need to submit any report or declare the overseas income.

How to get citizenship of Dominica.

At the moment there are two ways to obtain an Dominica passport:

  • To live in Dominica (without breaks in the visa) for 7 years and then apply for Dominica citizenship, which can be considered from 3 to 5 years. Total: about 12 years.
  • To get the citizenship by the official investment program of Dominica Government — in about 3 months.

The cost of Dominica citizenship.

For last few years the investment program has been significantly changed a several times:

  • The procedure for to obtain Dominica citizenship simplified to three steps for the applicant: collect all necessary information and documents, transfer the investment amount, take the oath and receive the certificates of naturalization. More information about the procedure to obtain Dominica citizenship.
  • It has been created two investment options: invest in Dominica real estate or easy transfer the investment amount to the account of the Dominica Government.
  • The cost to obtain the Dominica citizenship has increased by 30-50%, but it still remains the most economical in the world at the present moment.

You can find the relevant information on all costs to obtain Dominica citizenship by Investment program.

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In a recent release by the Financial Times, the Commonwealth of Dominica has ranked #8 in “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategy” and #6 in “Cost Effectiveness” in the Caribbean and Central American Countries of the Future 2015/16 report.  The Financial Times in its FDI Magazine, August Edition presented the full report which highlighted the top countries in various categories as well as the overall countries of the future for that region. The anticipated report was welcomed in the Caribbean but more so by the countries which were selected in the top rankings by the Financial Times, a leader in financial and economic news and statistics.

This achievement for Dominica with the FDI Strategy is linked to the recent collaboration of Compete Caribbean where support was provided to Invest Dominica Authority for a project designed to strengthen investment promotion in the Nature Island. The strategy which included building the Authority’s capacity, staff training and market outreach is currently being executed by the Authority. Part of the program included sector development and identifying key benefits to be attained if Dominica is selected as the investment location. Dominica ranked in the top ten for cost effectiveness.

The Authority is grateful to Compete Caribbean and its donors: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Canada for providing the financial resources to develop the strategy, identifying consultants to work with the Authority and ensuring the action plan was executed. Additionally, projects in the OECS are implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank.

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Photo of a Old French Quarter which is a spectacular open Savannah with views in DominicaSpectacular View of the Savannah at The Old French Quarter

If you are seriously considering the purchase of land in Dominica, then welcome to the club! Welcome to the club of many that desires the laid-back; peaceful atmosphere of island life surrounded by an arcadia of unspoiled nature, adventure, and some of the friendliest people you will ever come across.

Step into the nature island of the Dominica

For non-citizens of Dominica, the purchase of land in Dominica is one of the easiest, and if not the wisest moves you can take in diversifying your investment portfolio, and becoming part of island life. But as expected, there are steps to take before owning a piece of nature.

Do secure an Alien Landholding license, if you’re planing on buying more than 1 acre of land for residential or 3 acres for business. The Aliens Land Holding License Fee equivalent of ten percent of the market value of the land/property being purchased.

Do peruse and understand the fine print of the contract. You will be setting yourself up for investment heartbreak if you don’t. Besides, this is standard procedure in any real estate transaction so it’s just common sense, too. Or better yet, do the next step.

Do hire a local lawyer and/or a local property management services company to handle the documents and details of the transaction. Dominica is a beautiful island, but you don’t want to deal with the bureaucracy. Besides, it will take a load off your shoulders although you do have to take off a load off your pockets in the process. But in the final analysis, hey, it’s worth it?

Last but not least, do inspect the property you’re considering to buy.You don’t want to end up paying hundreds of thousands of your hard earned dollars a shack seesawing on the edge of a cliff, do you?

What all these advice is saying is that buying land in Dominica is relatively easy, but just as with any other investment there are some careful step which needs be to taken.

collage of Dominica coastal views

The Benefits of Owning a piece of Dominica

Dominica is a tax and investment haven, which is one of the benefits of buying land in the nature island. Although you may pay up to 25 percent of the total land value for government fees,legal fees, agent commissions and other round-trip transaction costs, the benefits of owning/living in Dominica far outweigh these expenses.

For one thing, you are allowed full ownership of the land. You don’t have to marry an Dominican citizen to do so, which is not a bad idea in itself since Dominican women are some of the most beautiful women on Earth. 😀

Buying land in Dominica weather for retirement or for investing purposes is a good decision.

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