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Despite the recent Dominica citizenship changes, it still maintains its popularity and is considered as one of the best citizenship programs around the world.
Some of the global citizenship programs, such as St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Grenada and St. Lucia, have gained increasing attention in the world because of the benefits they offer to people when they get their passports.
These countries offer citizenship programs by investing in their lands and provide applicants with the benefits of entering most countries of the world without a visa, with special benefits for all businessmen, families and those looking for an alternative plan.
On July 19, British Foreign Secretary Soella Braverman issued a statement indicating that visas would be imposed on citizens of Dominica and Vanuatu due to the entry of unwanted persons into Britain through these two countries.
Dominican passport holders who were in Britain during the decision will not be affected, but after leaving Britain they must apply for a visa if they wish to re-enter.
She confirmed that people who have already booked travel seats can still travel to Britain without a visa, but the deadline for them is August 16, 2023.
Soila added that the decision of Dominica citizenship changes does not reflect the level of relations between the two countries and should not be taken seriously, but only for security purposes and under monitoring and review for the sake of the British national interest.
We expect that the UK soon add more countries to this list as part of its eTA plan, but it is not known which countries will be added or when.
Not many know that Dominica left the British Commonwealth for the purpose of creating its own regime more independently and stronger and organizing it in a more flexible way. This may be another reason for the decision to impose the visa with Britain, knowing that Britain or Dominica did not mention this.
To assist with the visa application process, the British government has created visa application websites and set up offices in Dominica to provide biometrics, such as a fingerprint. For Dominica nationals who living outside Dominica, they can apply through the nearest British Consulate.
Britain watching citizenship programs around the world regularly, and decisions to impose or lift visa regulations can be reconsidered, as happened with Canada recently.
President of Dominica Roosevelt Skerritt spoke, in an address to its nation two days after the news that the British decision was unfortunate and sad, but its impermanent. Dominica is trying hard to cancel the visa with Britain again.
The president explained that the security measures provided by Dominica are a multi-level check, and it is managed by a high-level agency based in Britain and America.
He said that the new Dominica citizenship changes will be better and more organized so that these decisions will not be repeated, and he reiterated that it will be one of the best programs in the world. He added that the prospective measure not only meets international standards, but also alleviates any security concerns.
He indicated that the opinion of a particular European country would be taken to conduct a comprehensive review of our program and then proceed with the advice they would provide. He added that Britain itself and the United States will participate in the review, just like the European countries involved in this procedure.
Although it took a step back, Dominica has taken 10 steps forward recently by boosting its passports, security, and investment. Proof of this is the visa lift in the past three years with Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, UAE and China.
Dominica citizenship changes
The purpose of this process and decision is to enhance the security system along the lines of the successful Canadian and US Visa Program (ESTA) strategy. In 2017, Canada suspended the visa waiver program with the countries of the Caribbean Union in two phases, but recently reversed its decision and reinstated visa waivers from 13 countries, including St. Kitts and Nevis.
It is worth noting that the British electronic visa system is linked to obtaining an electronic visa for countries that enter Britain without a visa, and it will be valid for two years with the possibility of multiple entry, and the countries will begin to enter into this system starting from 2024.
In order to travel to Britain for the purpose of tourism, treatment, study or work, you must follow the following steps to obtain a British visa:
◾ Choose the type of visa according to the purpose, such as a tourist visa, a work visa, and others.
◾ Check the visa fee, which depends on the type of visa and the nationality you hold.
◾ Gather the required documents such as a valid passport, application form, etc.
◾ Book an appointment through the UK Visas and Immigration website.
◾ Attend the appointment and submit the biometric information and required documents.
◾ Pay the visa fee.
◾ Obtaining a visa.
Despite the decisions that led to Dominica citizenship changes, Dominica maintains the strength of its passport, which occupies very advanced positions in the ranking of the most powerful passports in the world (ranked 34), which enables you to enter 145 countries without a visa. Among the countries that Dominica passport holders can enter without a visa are Hong Kong, Singapore, all Schengen countries as well as China. Notably, Dominica is one of only 15 countries that can enter China without a visa. In addition to the strength of the Dominica passport, it has other advantages as follows:
The eligibility to open international companies in all countries of the world, regardless of whether these companies already exist and need branches or wish to establish a new company. Because Dominica citizenship allows you to do that. You also have full possibility to open offshore bank accounts, and these accounts help a lot in managing and keeping money in easily accessible programs.
What is the use of establishing companies or opening bank accounts if you do not have a good tax system environment? The good news is that Dominica not only has a good tax system, but it also stands out in the world because it does not impose tax on non-residents, and does not impose tax on business outside Dominica, wealth, transfers, and gifts.
Dominica passport is suitable for all families, as it opens various job opportunities for the head of the family and gives the rest of the family the opportunity to study in the best European and British universities.
The social and health systems also help the rest of the family, represented by the parents and grandparents, get the most out of it. It should be noted that with Dominican citizenship, you can add a spouse, children, parents and grandparents, and pass the passport on to future generations.
The Dominica passport is an ideal option for people who are looking for an alternative financial and security plan. Because Dominica is one of the safest places in the world, and the zero-tax system mentioned above helps you prepare for any problems that may arise in your place of residence or in the financial systems you deal with.
Dominica is a very beautiful country, and the Dominican passport is a reliable one that was created 30 years ago. It is mentioned in the Dominican Constitution and cannot be revoked for any reason. The Government of Dominica also accepts dual citizenship and does not share passport information with third parties, including your first citizenship.
It is the perfect solution for all individuals, as it does not require any residency before or after obtaining citizenship, without an interview or language exam. And with an economic investment of $100,000 as a contribution to the economic systems of Dominica, or a real estate investment of $200,000 and the ability to sell the property after 7 years is sufficient for you and your family to obtain a Dominica passport within a maximum of 6 months.
Many of our clients at Global Citizen Consultants have already applied and received their UK visa smoothly and easily. The visa is granted for a full 10 years, with the possibility of staying for 6 months each year. To find out more about applying for a British visa and Dominica citizenship, leave us a message and we will get back to you with information that will help you by answering to all of your questions because Global Citizen Consultants is a government agent approved by the Government of the Caribbean region in addition to the long experience in this field.
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