Referred to as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean" due to its lush scenery and varied flora and fauna, the Commonwealth of Dominica is located in the Windward Islands. The island is largely English and French-speaking and enjoys a pleasant tropical climate all year round.
The region declared its independence from Great Britain following many years of rule dating back to the days of the sugar and coffee plantations, and now boasts a reputation for judicial and governmental stability.
Since the mid-1990s, Dominica has evolved into a significant international financial hub, and is rapidly becoming one of the largest banking centres of the world, with offshore services also providing a main income source.
The economy is still reliant upon agriculture - most notably the banana trade - and has started farming projects in coffee, exotic fruits and cut flowers.
The Government has been keen to invite investments that will generate sustained growth and prosperity while creating jobs and business opportunities for its citizens. Citizens enjoy visa-free travel to 154 other states, including those in the Schengen Area as well as the UK.
A purchase of real estate in a government- approved project with a purchase price of at least 200,000 USD together with the payment of government processing fees and due diligence fees, from 35,000 USD for a single applicant.
No specific investment is required but see left regarding real estate.
A donation of at least 100,000 USD towards the Economic Diversification Fund for a single applicant, with additional contributions made depending on family who are part of the application.
Ownership of the real estate must be retained for at least 3 years.