I am married and my children will be automatically nationalized. They will not have to bear my Syrian passport. My children will be born Dominican citizens."
High-net-worth individuals have been investing in Dominica citizenship since the introduction of the CBI programme in 1993. As a low-cost Caribbean-based programme, Dominica is an increasingly popular investment migration destination for entrepreneurs. Over 4,000 successful applicants have obtained a Dominican passport since 2017.
The Dominica Citizenship-by-Investment programme is a passport to explore “Nature Island”. The striking green and purple Imperial Amazon parrot adorns the Dominica flag and you can see these birds for real, swooping through the country’s lush rainforests. Dominican CBI also grants you visa-free access to 144 countries, yet another reason why it is ranked the joint-best Citizenship-by-Investment programme in the world.
RIF Trust, part of Latitude Group, has worked closely with the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) for many years. One of our satisfied clients is Syrian entrepreneur, Faysal Ayoubi. He describes how “comfortable” he felt during the application process, thanks to the advice of our “experienced” consultants.
It is the summer of 2015. Faysal Ayoubi and friends have travel plans for summer holidays. Yet when they apply for a visa, he is the only one of his group not to receive one.
Faysal still smarts from the disappointment: “I got my first Schengen visa rejection. At that time, I was devastated.” “My friends travelled the world. I stayed home for the summer.”
That summer planted the seeds for Faysal. He started researching ways to obtain a second citizenship without having to leave his country or business behind. Faysal soon got to grips with citizenship by investment.
Faysal had established himself in the UAE but wanted to enhance his global mobility. “It was about finding the right partner to help me with the CBI application process,” recalls Faysal. “Google was my best buddy and I did a lot of research.”
After meeting with agents near and far, he chose RIF Trust as his preferred partner. Why? Faysal explains it was because “they knew my case and were able to answer every question I had.”
If you decide to follow Faysal’s lead, you will find yourselves in safe hands. We are expert guides, knowing the terrain of investment migration inside out. You will feel the trust when you meet us for the first time, as Faysal did.
An initial visa rejection may have scuppered a summer vacation. But Faysal has been making up for lost time ever since. His Dominican passport has allowed him to travel the length and breadth of Europe.
Dominican citizenship is also a gateway to South America. There are 14 visa-free countries you can enter, including Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia. Then there are the likes of Bolivia and Nicaragua where you can request a visa upon arrival.
Faysal has not stopped with a Dominican passport. He has since secured a US visa. Getting your first second citizenship gives you confidence and a taste for expanding your Plans from A to B to C.
Faysal has used past disappointments to build a brighter future. Missing out on travelling with his friends was the spur to prevent this sort of thing happening in the future. It led him to a date with a destiny, his very first meeting with RIF Trust where he felt so at ease.
“The business relationship did not end with me receiving my passport,” explains Faysal. The immense gratitude he feels has instilled a loyalty. Faysal enjoys staying in touch with us.
While he has come far, the journey continues for Faysal. He enjoys seeing the way RIF Trust assists investors succeed by helping them to be free. Faysal knows, like Isaac Newton before him, that he has seen further “by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
We perform the initial RIF Trust, part of Latitude Group, due diligence. Faysal signs the client agreement, completes the necessary government forms, and provides the required supporting documentation.
The RIF Trust legal and processing team carefully review Faysal's application before submitting it. The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) conduct a thorough due diligence process on Faysal to verify he meets the requirements.
The Dominican CBIU review Faysal's application and approve it. They issue a certification of registration we send to Faysal. He proceeds to pay the required government fees.
Faysal receives his Dominica passport, confirming his new status.
Faysal rates acquiring Dominican citizenship as “not one of the best but the best personal investment I have ever made.” It means he can travel the world. But after getting married, it means even more.
“I have secured my second generation’s life,” beams Faysal. “I am married and my children will be automatically nationalized. They will not have to bear my Syrian passport.” “My children will be born Dominican citizens,” he proudly declares.
You can follow in the footsteps of Faysal. Take shade from the palm groves bordering inviting white beaches leading to clear blue waters in Dominica. But the sands of investment migration are forever shifting, so let us help you secure Dominica citizenship while you can.