Last year, the government of Dominica announced using the electronic passport that carries the biometric information of its holders to replace the paper edition, with the aim of achieving maximum security standards for Dominica passport holders, as this updated passport has high-tech features by containing all the vital data related to with its owner from fingerprints to the digital map of the face, iris and others. In this context, the relevant authorities in Dominica announced that the time given to the holders who wish to renew them for the updated electronic version has been extended from August 31, 2022 until December 31, 2022. At the same time, the Office of the Citizenship Unit in Saint Lucia announced the start of adopting electronic passports, thus joining the list of Caribbean countries that have electronic passports, which are Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Dominica passport has become one of the most desirable passports that many investors seek to obtain, as it ranks 37th with 141 destinations around the world according to Reach Immigration Passport Classification Index, while Saint Lucia passport occupies 34th place with the number of destinations up to 146 countries without a visa, and the two countries’ programs to obtain their citizenship by investment are witnessing a great demand by investors wishing to secure the future of their families by obtaining a second passport, and enjoy many benefits, the most important of which is the speed of procedures for obtaining citizenship and receiving the passport in a period ranging between 3-6 months from the date of submitting the application, and these programs do not require any requirements related to the language, educational level or work experience of any of the applicants, and there is no requirement for actual residence in them before or after the application procedures, in return for investing in the form of a government contribution to a development fund Managed by the government of the country, or by investing in one of the state approved real estate. You can view these programs offered by Reach through the following link here.
Reach Immigration is licensed and approved by the governments of Caribbean countries to promote its programs, and it has a team specialized in providing advice and answering inquiries from those wishing to apply for their citizenship. If you want to know all the details regarding the program, visit our website here.