The trend continues with another Caribbean government amending their Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) regulations. Dominica has announced several changes, including the expansion of their definition of dependants, citizenship by marriage/descent and specific enhancements that will ensure the programme remains highly attractive to international private clients seeking second citizenship.

Expanding the Definition of Dependants:

  • Children between 18 and 30 years of age may be included in an application without the need to be enrolled in post-secondary school. They will need to demonstrate that the main applicant or spouse support them.
  • The Government also introduced a new ‘sibling’ category. Siblings of the main applicant or spouse, who are between 18 – 25, single and childless can qualify under the application as a dependant.

Citizenship by Marriage & Descent:

  • After an applicant has been approved for citizenship, they can now add their future children or spouse as citizens.
  • If the son or daughter of the main applicant subsequently marry or have children of their own, they may also apply for citizenship.

Programme Enhancements

  • In addition to the passport, applicants will now receive additional identification documents with biometrics, including their National ID, Tax ID and a Driver’s License.
  • Applicants will also receive a highly secured Certificate of Naturalisation.

“The changes we are announcing are exciting. They are meant to accelerate family reunification in a world where togetherness, and the right to all be able to live in a safe, stable, and welcoming environment is more important than ever,” commented Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

These amendments confirm that the Dominica CIP will remain competitive within the Caribbean region.

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Source: The Government of Dominica