As per an official notice issued by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) of the Commonwealth of Dominica to all authorized agents, the Government of Dominica will suspend the processing of all new applications from Yemeni nationals for the Citizenship by Investment Program, effective January 19, 2024.

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) explained that this measure is essential to safeguard global community interests and to maintain the integrity of its Citizenship by Investment Program.

The Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program, recognized as one of the Caribbean’s most popular CBI schemes, provides a pathway for foreigners to acquire legal citizenship and a second passport. Benefiting both applicants and the local economy, this program offers two avenues for application: a donation to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) or investment in government-approved real estate. These options cater to diverse investor needs while promoting sustained economic development in Dominica.

It’s worth noting that the current restriction on submitting applications for Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program encompasses nationals from specific regions of Northern Iraq, specifically the Kurdistan Region, which includes cities such as Erbil, Amedi, Dahuk, Kirkuk, Lalish, Raniya, Soran, Sulaymaniyah, and Zakho. This extended restriction also applies to nationals of Russia and Belarus. Additionally, eligibility for Sudanese and North Korean citizens is contingent upon meeting specific criteria, including residing outside their home country for more than a decade, not possessing significant assets there, and not engaging in business or trade activities with these countries.