Back in July 2021, the authorities of the Caribbean state announced that they were switching from the standard format of machine-readable passports of Dominica (MRP), where information with basic data is optically read from the home page, to electronic passports (E-passport). In January 2022, all local agents of the Dominica investment citizenship program were informed that it was necessary to start the process as soon as possible and replace Dominica’s passport with a new one. The exchange deadline was reduced, and, according to the new rules, all citizens of Dominica should receive a new passport format by August 30, 2022.
What is the difference between Dominica electronic passport and biometric one?
The main difference between Dominica biometric passport and the usual one is a built-in microcircuit containing data on the owner of the document: passport number, date of issue and expiration, photograph, surname, first name, patronymic, date of birth of a person, biometric data can be supplemented with information that can be used to authenticate the identity of the passport holder: iris pattern, fingerprints, etc.
How to start the procedure for re-issuing a Dominica passport?
So, the procedure for obtaining a new passport can be launched through the local licensed agent of the Dominica Citizenship for Investments program, Apex Capital Partners. The option is available not only for those citizens of Dominica who have registered participation in the program through APEX. Applications for re-issuing a passport for replacement with a new format are accepted without restrictions. Contact APEX for a complete list of documents required for the procedure. Please note that you will need to pay government fees and the cost of services. About one month takes the procedure for replacing a passport.
Dominica Citizenship by Investment continues its work. You can choose either a non-refundable contribution to the government fund, The Economic Development Fund, (from $100 000 USD per applicant) or participation in one of the authorized real estate projects (from $200 000 USD). Please note that these amounts do not include government fees and legal fees.
The statement may include the spouse (s), children under 30 years of age, parents and grandparents (without age restrictions), siblings aged 18 years (single, without children), and the spouse (s) of the children.