Dominica law allows for the acquisition of Commonwealth of Dominica citizenship by birth or by descent.

Citizenship by Birth

This type of citizenship is automatically conferred to any individual who is born in the Commonwealth of Dominica on the basis of jus soli, also known as “right of the soil”, irrespective of the nationality of his/her parents.

Citizenship by Descent (through parents)

To receive citizenship by descent – a child must be born to a parent who was born in Dominica or naturalized as a citizen of Dominica. A child who is born outside of Dominica to a parent who is a Dominican citizen can be registered as a citizen of Dominica. For more details and quotes, please send us an email:

Relevant resources:

  1. Dominica Second Passport
  2. Dominica Economic Citizenship