Website boasts of ‘instant’ Dominican passports

passportA website which sells Dominican passports and economic citizenship has said it is “very pleased by the increased speed and efficiency” in the process on the island.

It also said that receiving economic citizenship in Dominica “represents the world’s least expensive option for a bona-fide “instant” citizenship and passport, with a total processing time of 6-9 months.”

In an update published on May 7, 2013 Nestmann.com said it has seen a pattern in 2013 of how quickly applications for passports and citizenship are being processed.

“Three clients interviewed at the end of January received their Dominica passports almost exactly three months later,” the website boasted.

“Last week, six Nestmann Group clients applying for economic passport and citizenship in the Commonwealth of Dominica had face-to-face interviews in Roseau, Dominica’s capital. The interview is an integral part of the application process, and is scheduled only after an applicant has received preliminary approval for their application,” the site said in its May update.

It continued, “A few days later, we received official notification from the Financial Services Unit (FSU)–the government entity overseeing the application process–that all six of our clients passed the interview with flying colors.”

“We anticipate that each of our applicants interviewed last week will receive their certificates of naturalization as a citizen of Dominica in about six weeks–perhaps by early June,” the site stated. “About a month later, they should receive their passport.”

According to the website, the total cost of economic citizenship, including all fees, in the Commonwealth of Dominica starts at around $130,000 for a single applicant, noting that it is the least expensive in the world for a “bona-fide instant passport.”

“There are less expensive alternatives offered by promoters in other countries, but all involve black or grey-market documents that may later be revoked,” the site stated. “Indeed, I recently learned of such back-door documents issued by Honduras that the government revoked less than one year after issuance.”

The site stated that such revocation won’t happen with a passport from Dominica. “A formal act of the Parliament of Dominica grants citizenship for the lifetime of the applicant under the economic citizenship programme,” it said.

The article states that the most important benefit of obtaining a passport from Dominica is that it gives one a way to travel internationally or live outside their own country if their government confiscates or refuses to renew their primary passport.

The site’s owner, Mark Nestmann lists the following as circumstances under which the US Authorities can cancel or confiscate a U.S. passport, or the State Department can refuse to issue or renew it:

• If a federal court has issued a warrant for your arrest
• If a federal or state court has ordered you not to leave the United States
• If another country has requested your extradition
• If you owe more than $2,500 in delinquent child support payments
• If doubts arise about the legitimacy of your birthplace or naturalization as a U.S. citizen.

Some say that this latest information ads to concerns about the integrity of Dominica’s passport sales programme.

Dominica News Online is attempting to get a comment on this matter from the relevant Dominican authorities.

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160 Comments

  1. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    March 16, 2021

    If you know you are keep getting the SHAFT from the politicians running Dominica and keep voting those politicians back into office you obviously love getting SHAFTED and deserve it so smile and enjoy it..

  2. OB
    November 15, 2013

    http://www.caribbeanpassport.org
    http://www.caribbeancitizenship.org
    http://www.caribbeancitizenship.com
    http://www.passportdominica.com

    These sites are all a scam and not operated by government registered agents.
    BEWARE – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

  3. Frabo
    May 25, 2013

    I’ve been away for quite some time, and have been contemplating returning home to D/ca. But that Island stinks like politics and a horse bottom. But why are so many people dissatisfied with a government that they elected, but feel like they are not able to do anything about it.

  4. Observer
    May 23, 2013

    Wait I’m I reading right here, you got to be kidding me! It can’t be. Oh Dominica nature Isle why are you endangering your people? Why? Why?

  5. May 23, 2013

    What frustrates me about Dominica as I read all these comments is that we have been down this road before ….How do we effect change??..We can all express our views on economic citizenship but how do we put a stop to it??..All these people selling passports are laughing all the way to the bank whilst Dominica’s name continues to be discredited….

  6. Anonymous
    May 23, 2013

    so the gouvernment is selling passe-port and am trying so hard for my daughter who was born in Dominica to obtain a passe-port because she a french nationally she cannot get one,

    • May 25, 2013

      If your daughter was born in Dominica she should have gotten a Dominican passport. My son was born in America he has his American passport and his Voter’s Registration Card. I had no problem. You should plead your case. Did you not get your daughter’s Birth Certificate? Isn’t that all you need to obtain the passport?

  7. copawazoh
    May 23, 2013

    wana go elsewhere and start my family. this country is becoming helltown

  8. Gary
    May 23, 2013

    Wow, why all these comments. Have you all not seen the Disclaimer at the bottom of the site.

  9. copawazoh
    May 23, 2013

    just wanna get this straight. can ANY and i mean ANY foreigner apply for a Dominica passport as long as they got that kind of money? how cud this be? you all are putting the lives of Dominicans at risk! how cud u invite rejects to our country? they aint good enuff for their own country bt dey can buy their way here? all crimals and terrorists and drug dealers are gonna be so happy to hear this and come live among us, the innocent ppl of dominica

    • Bringback the kidnapped parrots
      March 16, 2021

      Soon they are going to catch a Taliban in Afghanistan that does not know where Dominica is located carrying a Dominican passport that he bought over the internet.

  10. Gary
    May 23, 2013

    To Admin

    What is the purpose of this News Story.Have you all contacted The Nestmann Group, Ltd as a News Media organization getting more facts or contacting the Government for a comment regarding The Nestmann Group. As a News organization you all need to do more investigative work.

    Have you not read not read the disclaminer.Have you called the company’s they say that they were featured on verifying they are not just making that up.Come on guys you are suppose to be a News organization.This whole thing smells like rat.This Nestmann Group does not directly sell any passports on behalf of the Dominican Government or been contracted by The Government to sell any passports. Guys do your home work.

    • Wess
      May 23, 2013

      Gary did you verify with your government that ………… were in Arizona around October 26 2012 to present our passports to Nestmann’s clients. What is there to verify when Mark has been advertising our passports for years. Before his conference last year he told people that the conference is not for people who want to invest but for people who just want a passport for other reasons. When concerned citizens spoke about Mark Nestmann two years ago you crooks said it was a lie- why didn’t you verify then.
      When the fence is placed around Dominica people like you will say had I known.

      • Justce and Truth
        May 24, 2013

        What does he mean that “the conference (obviously passport) is not for people who want to invest but for people who just want a passport for other reasons?” Does that mean whosever will may come and purchase one? If not for investors, then for whom? Investors usually have a lot of money. I hope he is not entertaining the idea of criminals to purchase Dominican passports.

      • Gary
        May 24, 2013

        Your comment says nothing of substance to substantiate your rhetoric.Someone who has posted a web site for years advertising Dominican Passports doses not mean that they are directly authorized by the Government of Dominica to sell Passports or an agent.I would like you to explain the declaimer at the bottom of the site.

      • May 25, 2013

        Wess, what would the other reasons be? I wonder.

    • memoire poul
      May 24, 2013

      gary,how much did you make on this deal. you must be one of those lawyers.we will eventually send you all to jail.dno is only printing what was reported somewhere else.did you know that dno is labor?

  11. Malatete
    May 23, 2013

    U.S. citizens have to decalare their world-wide earnings to the U.S. tax authorities and are prepared to renounce their citizenship in return for a Dominican one in order not to have to disclose their wealth.
    On the other hand we have poor Dominicans desperate for a U.S. passport or, at least, a green card.
    Isn’t that ironic? Affluent Americans benefit from Dominican citizenship while less well-off Dominicans clamour for U.S. citizenship. As the calypso puts it, in our country everything is upside down and back to front.

  12. May 23, 2013

    SHAME ON DOMINICA AND THOSE INCHARGE. Is the government is such desperate need that they have to risk their citizens lives and the country’s reputation and just sell passports to all kinds of criminals who want a Dominican passport?

    • May 25, 2013

      I guess eventually they (whoever is responsible) will find out. Hope it will not be to late.

  13. Rule
    May 23, 2013

    The true purpose of economic citizenship program is for the recipients to establish some sort of business on the Island and employ dominicans. Its not for someone who has money to just come and buy the Passport for their personal gains.
    The program is being abused, but they love their PM.

  14. birdy1964
    May 23, 2013

    Dominican, What wrong with you all people. Who ever doing this have a dual citizenship else where. when the s hit the fan, they have nothing to loss. You all will attract drug smuggelers,This will be a big busniess, but the price is to cheap to sell this country for. you all hungry. $50.000 for a passport that is not enough. The promblem behind this you will need money to clear Dominica. any way you all don’t care. sad to say other big country will be soon apply visa. Remember this, Every countries closing thier borders, you all opening Dominica. you people too happy or what. any way too sad. the young poor dominicans will pay the price. Maybe I can get a dig in by advertising and setting this inviduals. All dominicans abroad, Dominica passport for sale as low as $50.000 us.All talibans your dream coming true & smuggelers Oh father dominica have no value.

  15. J
    May 23, 2013

    Thank God my kids don’t hold Dominican Passports..from a young girl growing up I always used to tell the ladies in the salon where I did my hair that I would never have my children here and so said so done! I knew this passport didn’t do for me so I didn’t want that for my teddy bears!Unfortunately, for me I have that ..but it’s just a matter of time..*sighs*

    • May 25, 2013

      Some of my kids were born on the Island and they do not have Dominican Passports; however, it is not because of what the Passport could or could not do for them. Like many Dominicans abroad, children could travel without Passports because their names could be listed on their parent’s Passports. Congratulations on your Passport success.

  16. d
    May 23, 2013

    This is crazy… at the end of the day what does the prime minister care…

  17. Unknown
    May 23, 2013

    Is that source where that information came from a credible source? Have u all investigated to get the relevant authorities statement on this issue. We Dominicans are to fast to comment on negative news that we are not too certain ourselves is true or false. Be positive people.

  18. Homeland Security
    May 23, 2013

    The State Department and Homeland Security were informed of this yesterday. A print out of the web page was also sent via email for their review.

  19. Justice and Truth
    May 23, 2013

    This is disappointing to read, Dominica passports are being sold. It will not be long when you will have an additional amount of foreigners in your country. I have stated this before that some day Dominicans will not own their own country. They will be as strangers in their own land of birth and residence.
    It is wise to attract investors but it is wrong to sell the passport to them when they have not yet resided in DA. They should prove themselves first prior to purchasing a passport. In fact, the passports should not be for sale.
    In fact, the condition should be that they produce a certain amount of money if they wish to invest in Dominica. Of course, they should be investigated prior to being accepted. When they have lived in DA for a few years and successfully so, they should apply for passports and that is citizensip; not purchasing them.
    Dominica passports are too easily sold and bought and for an exorbitant sum. It is unbelievable that the cost is $130,000. I will access that Website.

    • 1979
      May 23, 2013

      you are a real fish out of water, flip flopping from one side to the other…smh

  20. MAHAUT
    May 22, 2013

    Meanwhile my niece because she is in the Virgin Islands and does not have American papers to go back and forth, she can’t get a passport from her country of birth because she is not on the Island.

    • May 25, 2013

      Your niece can always go back home, get her Passport and make her way back to the Virgin Islands. Is her Passport expired? She can also obtain the application, send her expired Passport and all other documents along the correct fee to get her new Passport. Where there is a will there is a way.

  21. May 22, 2013

    I will only pray that this Passport Sale Procedure is on the positive side for Dominica.

    We are complaining of poverty, we cannot afford to invest, we have no financisal resource to play with; and the government are by truth working for us–not us for them.

    Those few men and women were not appointed to pull money from their own pockets for this, that, and the other in Dominica–there is no question about that.

    My prayer is that, as leaders of our country, they are being very careful in selling passport to the people of the world–as they will claim citizenship of Dominica for the growth and development of our Country.

    What we need in Dominica, is people who are willing to play with their financial resource to win for the sake of our Dominica–not people who are trying to use our homeland to escape from the conflicts of their existence–whatever that conflict may be and wherever it may exist for them

    We do not want people in Dominica, who has the intention of further disturbing the lives of our people–we have enough or our own disturbance as it is already.

    What we want is peace, tranquility, and harmony for all–those are the traits of Love, our Life which is from the God of Love. Let us pray that this “rapid passport sale” is all part of the good which we want in Dominica

    • May 25, 2013

      Selling Passports is NOT an INVESTMENT.

  22. Anonymous
    May 22, 2013

    According to the site: Dominica passport-holders already have visa-free access to Ireland and the United Kingdom.

    Dominica doesn’t have visa-free status to the UK, the killed that years ago. Dominica doesn’t have visa free status to any country but other caribbean islands. Where do they get their information from?

  23. street side
    May 22, 2013

    Well, Dominicans do something for a change.

    just walk the streets in a gathering quietly…

    show some form or disgust with that level of foolishness in Dominica…

    why does everyone sit back expecting someone to do it for them….what a strange island Dominica is…

  24. Doc. love
    May 22, 2013

    In thirteen years, the Skerrit labor Government has made no significant effort as regards improving the economy of Dominica. It has reached a stage where them fellars are bankrupt of ideas,therefore, maybe they believe, the protituting of Dominica,might be the only way out.

    • May 25, 2013

      If you want change, make it happen. VOTE!

  25. White Plains Rd
    May 22, 2013

    Dominica…the Official fools Paradise island.

    Only foolish minded citizens sit back and do nothing

    Tells you again why Dominica is the Poorest in the Eastern Caribbean…..

    • Gary
      May 23, 2013

      Opinions are the cheapest commodity, that is why it is easy to call people fools.I’m assuming you are a Citizen of Dominica, you are questioning your other fellow citizens saying they are just sitting back and doing nothing. Well I would like to know what you are doing,since you are not a fool like the rest, you must have a plan of action, are you planning to leave The Bronx and do something about it.

      What is it that tells you again that Dominica is the poorest country in the Eastern Caribbean.You repeating something over and over again does not make it true.

  26. Stoney
    May 22, 2013

    Skero keep selling them passports the citizens of Dominica love you, and they would love you to do whatever you wish……

    Dominica the Ignorant Caribbean island.

  27. MET YO
    May 22, 2013

    The question everyone should be asking is where all that money going? Where is the money? Who is getting it? It is certainly not going into the consolidated fund! And time to come, all Dominicans at home and abroad who use to support that nonesense government will understand the MADNESS that was going on after the passing of Rosie and Pierro. Some of allu bound to faint.

    • Justice and Truth
      May 23, 2013

      Think of this. Some goes to that enterprise which assists in recruiting those people and they will get a good amount from it. The rest will obviously go to the government of Dominica. In other words, an agreement was made between the two as to the amount the enterprise will receive with the rest going to the government of Dominica.

  28. T
    May 22, 2013

    Passport for people who have money yes sure!
    i have a child here and work hard for more than severn years i bought a small piece of land and i am still on a work permit which increase form 600 ec$ to 800 ec$ a year is that fair?…. money and money that gives you citizen ship? sad

    • Bounty
      May 22, 2013

      Did you have that Dominican child just to boost your claim for citizenship. How are you treating the child’s other parent? Are you a drug addict?
      Some people describe hardly working as hard work. Do you pay taxes or are you claiming welfare for the child? Just asking.

    • Justice and Truth
      May 23, 2013

      Why not approach the MP for that area and inform him/her about it and request that you be given a passport. It appears that you qualify for one. What may happen, since you are residing in the country, you will have to apply to become a citizen and then the passport will not cost you that amount of money.

    • May 25, 2013

      Apply for citizenship.

  29. DOMINICAN GIRL
    May 22, 2013

    i guess the website claiming to give free green cards are real then i should send in my application.come on plp its a scam

  30. JUDGE DREDD
    May 22, 2013

    and what is so disturbing is that the budget does not reflect the amount of monies received for passport sales… most of it goes into those politicians and lawyers hand

    • May 25, 2013

      Maybe NO Passports are sold, yet.

  31. A Voice
    May 22, 2013

    Going cheap, come one come all. Dominica for $ale…

    • Justice and Truth
      May 23, 2013

      As serious as this is, :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: What can I say?

  32. LEGIT
    May 22, 2013

    hide behind the forum…dolts!!

  33. hmmm
    May 22, 2013

    wow omg this needs to stop

  34. roger
    May 22, 2013

    Alas, God watch over us in this country,i see we going down a HELL HOLE there and i think if we don’t wake up we shall all be doomed,oh my goodness,i can’t believe my eyes and ears, check this out ppl.
    http://www.nestmann.com/citizenship-in-the-commonwealth-of-dominica/

  35. On my Knees
    May 22, 2013

    Dominica, you are cheaper than a call girl; even call girls have their standards.

  36. CONCERNED
    May 22, 2013

    Thank God I have a US and Canadian Passport. My Dominican passport expired over 5 years ago, and no plans to renew it. Don’t want the extra hassle and scrutiny was crossing international borders.

    But what can we do as concerned Dominicans ?.

    • Justice and Truth
      May 23, 2013

      You are better off with these passports. You have no problem traveling throughout the world with either one. Should anything happen when you travel to another country or should anything happen to you while there, all you do is to notify either of those government embassies and they will come to assistance. This is the good thing about having one of those passports. Furthermore, your passport has your country of birth, namely Dominica. I would think that is sufficient.

    • Controversy
      May 23, 2013

      stupes… how contradictory is that stupid statement?? You just said is a good thing you have your 2 passports, US and Canadian and you have no plans of renewing the expired DA passport. Tell me why you pretending to be a concerned citizen again??

    • dominican1st
      May 24, 2013

      Are you sure with us and american passports?..As far as i know you cannot have both…hmmmm..???????

  37. Abdul Saibe
    May 22, 2013

    i need a passport for my 2 children and wife how much it will cost,,my country wont renew my passport i have just been realist from jail,,,

  38. xxx
    May 22, 2013

    I hope that a criminal background check is made on that person, because for all that is taking place in the world right now. It would be terrible to hear that a citizen of Dominica who is not really a citizen commited a terrorist act.

  39. Sug
    May 22, 2013

    And where are these citizens? Are they being counted in our census? what benefits are they giving to us? Are they helping out population? What is Mr. Roosevelt saying about this? Can’t he not say anything?

    I’m in favour of people getting citizenship to our island, but can it be a little tougher please? why only 6-9 months? People taking us for a joke now…. now we know people want our passport and citizenship, it’s time for us to up our game and be a little bit more “security tight”

    • Tim
      May 23, 2013

      “what benefits are they giving to us?” They just infused over $130k into your economy. :mrgreen:

      • Jay
        May 23, 2013

        Oh no they did not! Show me the projects,, infratstructure, factories and other businesses established with all these millions. Where are the jobs?

  40. will montana
    May 22, 2013

    I have heard that in Australia, that if you bring in a million dollars or more, you are able to gain Citizenship….How many other Countries allow such things, I do not know… What I do know is this: Money seems to be the factor governing all of life. If you have it..you can obtain almost anything..If you are without it..you are subject to the whims of those who do. When you are ‘down’..the wealthy rarely help to elevate your status.

    • Justice and Truth
      May 23, 2013

      Money talks. I suppose the Australian government does not care whether the money is stolen. There was a time that the government of that country only accepted people whose skin is so-called white.
      Note Stanford, so-called rich man who was residing in Antigua. He is now in the Texas jail for life.

    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2013

      thank GOD ALMIGHTY money cannot buy salvation

    • Tim
      May 23, 2013

      If it doesn’t benefit the wealthy to “lift you up”, why would they?

  41. julie
    May 22, 2013

    before people would say where is Dominica.
    now every body is saying I am from Dominica
    What next?

  42. Need Explanation
    May 22, 2013

    I smell some propaganda about to start. I would urge DNO to clearly explain the following paragraph.

    “The total cost of economic citizenship, including all fees, in the Commonwealth of Dominica starts at around $130,000 for a single applicant. This represents the world’s least expensive option for a bona-fide “instant” citizenship and passport, with a total processing time of 6-9 months. There are less expensive alternatives offered by promoters in other countries, but all involve black or grey-market documents that may latest be revoked. Indeed, I recently learned of such back-door documents issued by Honduras that the government revoked less than one year after issuance.”

    Is it the “Government of Dominica” associated with back-door sale or “Government of Honduras”?

    My interpretation:
    It should be clearly stated that the passport program of Honduras is cheaper than Dominica’s program, but this is because promoters in Honduras use back-door methods to gain their clients Honduras passports. The author further state he became aware of that program in Honduras. He also states that because of that backdoor method in Honduras, if one is to obtain a HONDURAS passport through that method the government of HONDURAS would revoke after 1 year.

    It’s should be clearly stated in this article that the backdoor sale is not in reference to Dominica’s program but that of Honduras’s passport program. This is no affiliation with Dominica & Honduras in passport sale. These are two different programs.

    I would also encourage readers to listen to this youtube audio clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrhoTLBbCBA

    I’m just looking for clearer explanation rather minor paraphrasing. Many will misinterpret and associate backdoor sales to the Government of Dominica. This is only going to fuel more political propaganda and waste Dominica’s resources.

    • Need Explanation
      May 22, 2013

      In the youtube audio clip…the author clearly states that before US felon would have been able to obtain a passport; however currently a minor arrest in the US would cause our application to be revoked.

      Please be a reliable source, do some investigation on the matter.

    • Nac Vibes
      May 22, 2013

      What is your point?. the quotation marks is clarity enough, you get me?

    • Me202
      May 22, 2013

      why don’t you refer to the website “Nestmann.com” and ask the owner to interpret for you??

    • JUDGE DREDD
      May 22, 2013

      why should dno explain anything when the words were taken from the web site.

    • MET YO
      May 22, 2013

      Thank God it doh have enough WICKED people like you in Dominica to ensure those fellas remain in office for much longer. Thank God. They must go.

  43. %
    May 22, 2013

    According to Skerrit, a country gets the governance it permits. We will surely pay expensively for this sad state of mismanagement of the affairs of the country which has been going on during the past 13 years.
    In any other other country this lazy, incompetent, corrupt and insultive bunch of leaders would have out of office long time.No wonder we are and remain up to this day as the laughing stock of the other Caribbean countries.
    A VISIONLESS CABAL AND THE COUNTRY IS PAYING THE PRICE!
    Take care the ineptness, laziness and greed of this cabal brings us into trouble with the MIGHTY U S A!

    • Justice and Truth
      May 23, 2013

      I am not disputing what you stated. However, you do not know if another government is elected this situation will continue or not. It has occurred under a previous Dominican government. Generally government policies or most remain intact even though there is a change in government. Do not be deceived otherwise. Do you think that a new government, if elected, would give up that amount of money and right away? Do not be deceived otherwise.

  44. kim
    May 22, 2013

    for those of you planning on having a family or already pregnant—a bit of advice. try birthing your child elsewhere. Dominica is becoming quite scary

    • Anonymous
      May 22, 2013

      I hope you are not in Dominica. Because if you are, I urge you to run away from here since Dominica is sooo scary!!

      • MET YO
        May 22, 2013

        u want to run all now but you stick

      • J
        May 23, 2013

        hahahahaha…all u killing me

  45. kim
    May 22, 2013

    so now just about anyone qualifies for a friggin dominica passport? what a shame. I wish I could get a US passport so easily. my my my

  46. Anonymous
    May 22, 2013

    It is not news that D/ca has been selling passports. This has been going on for years. A country under-populated, very little manufacturing resources, young people coming out of primary, secondary schools, colleges and technical schools, while a growing civil service, and especially a rugged infrastructure that requires road repairs and so on requires lots of money. Where else to look for dollars? After all, the government needs money. Lots of it. Well, it is said that that money corrupts, and our elected officials are not immune from it. D/cans should worry that their natural treasures that includes the good name that is D/ca is fair game for a price? Patrick John is gone, and we certainly do not believe that this is the cheapest or best way to build up our foreign reserves. Therefore, selling citizenship may be great in the short term, but who, what type of economic or businesses are expected to lift D/ca out of its Third World status should be carefully examined. We can only hope that this type of investment or, selection is good for all. The world is getting more dangerous each day, and governments should be honest with its citizens as how this investigating process of future (citizens)individuals are held. After all, they will become our neighbor or will marry our daughters, or wanted for various crimes. No doubt, those with money to waste especially the millions of Chinese lining up for their investments in the nature lsland is the talk in other Caribbean states. But this is serious business and should be looked at with serious caution. Remember, D/ca belongs to D/cans and D/cans should be told the truth. Economic citizenship sounds good, and the government must assure citizens that the right people are coming into D/ca.

    • Anonymous
      May 22, 2013

      Patrick John almost sold the country to white supremacists

    • copawazoh
      May 23, 2013

      cudnt agree more

  47. DA abroad
    May 22, 2013

    Total embarrassment can’t believe after all that bull with the Chinese putting us on the map in the most negative way would let DA government wake the hell up, they are going backwards. Get ready DA all the criminals that other countries don’t want will be heading your way and turning our little island upside down. :(

  48. CIA ENCORE
    May 22, 2013

    Extradite dat man to Da and lets see what evidnce he has or of this is another public mischief. Dominica people are not gullible. Any fool can set up a website and put information on it. That doesn’t make it correct.
    These new forms of colonialists must be watched and theyre anti-progressive governments and they will do whatsoever they wish to reap havoc in Dominica.
    So partner will and come again. I am one PATRIOT you will not be able to FOOL. The wickedness which you all do to our ancestors will not work on the modern youths of Da. YOu will be able to ride on the POLITICAL WEAKNESSES of a few but not those objective thinkers. I hope that DNO POST My comments for you and your damn agents to read. WE KNOW WHO YOU ALL ARE and we will never ever be intimated by you…we are the MELANIN GENERATION and we know about STOLEN LEGACY .

  49. New Yorker
    May 22, 2013

    Thats why i have took it upon myself to at all times use my US passports in my travels and have the Dominican passport place in a recycle bin some where in the US at a recycling plant

    • May 23, 2013

      Hello. Am in New York to but I will never give up my passport from the land of my birth. Just remember since the World Trace Center Attack America has changed and you never know when you have to leave this place. Please enjoy your stay here and I truely hope its not a short one.

  50. cv
    May 22, 2013

    Why dont they at least impose a residency requirement before they issue people passports?

    I wonder how many people who have received “economic citizenships” actually live in DA?

    • Justice and Truth
      May 23, 2013

      This is what should be done, such as a 5-year one. For stability reasons they want to ensure that if they set up a business in DA they will not be booted out.
      There was one who was arrested by the US government because he was operating a ponze scam from Dominica.

  51. I DIE NU
    May 22, 2013

    Some of you don’t want others from other countries to have our passport but every day ALL YOU apply for American visa!So America is for sale!? All you want to go in people country and live and work ALL YOU don’t want others to do the same in DA?!.By the fruits you shall know them;so too by their comments you shall know them!

    • Justice and Truth
      May 23, 2013

      That is silly. Do you not observe what is occurring in Dominica and that foreigners purchase Dominica passports, not residing in Dominica or previously? It does not sound right. You should be concerned.

    • Realist
      May 23, 2013

      And that my dear is the most ignorant comment ever. Just because stupidity is free doesn’t mean you have to get drunk and swollen on it! How do you compare getting visas, living as immigrants and working abroad, processes which are arduous, time consuming and highly scrutinized, to this outright mess of selling passports to criminals once they have the money?

  52. Doc. love
    May 22, 2013

    Those of us who make it our business to listen to the many comments on the talk shows specifically q95,have heard callers referring to Dominica as a Criminal Enterprise. In my opinion, I found those referrences to be distasteful and as certain Ministers of Government would say, ” many Dominicans are only bent on bringing down the beautiful name of lovely Dominica”.When one reads the five reasons given by Nestmann, which should be considered in order to
    apply for a Dominican Passport, maybe the callers are right on Q. In recent times,Skerrit has endorsed the appointment of Cobett at the AID Bank, despite the fact he was once fired by a Bank for alleged unsatisfactory performance. Skerrit has also rubbishes the rumours that he was offered an appointment at the United Nations, I hope in time to come he will deny any affiliation to the Nestmann group.

  53. Rastafari
    May 22, 2013

    I gave mine up, it’s no good for traveling anywhere else! So, 4 passports could yield $1,000.000. I wonder how many of these people have been processed? Our roads and farms could use some of that $$$. Just saying!

    • Justice and Truth
      May 23, 2013

      Why do you not sell yourse? :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Justice and Truth
        May 23, 2013

        :oops: ‘yours’

  54. Peeping Tom
    May 22, 2013

    DNO, what in the article that you posted above or the description at the link that you posted could possibly lead you to conclude that an applicant does truly receive “instant” passport and citizenship under our economic citizenship programme? Nothing in your article or at the link that you provide supports the idea of an instant process; even as the company itself speaks of “instant” citizenship and passport. So, you rightly quote the company, but you ought to have read that the process does NOT lead to an instant passport: “with a total processing time of 6 to 9 months”. Yet, have a look at your title!! The entire flavour speaks of instant noodles; mischievously misleading your readers. Additionally, you have not shown one bit of problem with the programme that would raise the question of the “integrity of Dominica’s passport sales programme”? In fact, you describe an organised, efficient, and well-managed programme.

    I have no doubt that much more can be done to improve it. For example, we can argue that the starting price for a passport can be higher. This would be debatable, but it could be a point for discussion. However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. In the last few years, has anyone who attained passport and citizenship under this programme been arrested and charged by any state as an international bad man? (No, the Chinese who had our passport and brought the wrath of the Canadians on us received their passport under a previous administration.) Has a passport issued under this programme been involved in the promotion of a crime? Furthermore, even as our programme continues, France has allowed us 2-week visa free access to the EU through its ports and now, the EU, itself, is also considering us (with our Dominican passport) visa-free access to its shores. Now, do these point to a passport programme whose “integrity” is in question?

    I am confident that there are sufficient structures in place to ensure the “integrity” of our passport. In fact, DNO, even your article describes such structures. And, the Nestman website even goes further to describe these processes. For example:
    1. There is a preliminary investigation into the applicant. (We already know that our government has contracted international experts to do the background checks on applicants.)
    2. even after the checks are complete, local Dominicans also interview the persons (especially where necessary)

    So, I am not sure how you arrived at the suggestion that there is anything at the link that you provided that raises question of the “integrity” of our citizenship programme. In fact, I suggest that we let the facts speak for themselves and that we use our energies more strategically and intelligently.

  55. maindesk
    May 22, 2013

    Excerpt from http://www.isla-offshore.com/second-passport/second-citizenship-fraud/

    There are only three official economic citizenship programs in the world today.* Those are being offered by the Commonwealth of Dominica (not the Dominican Republic), Saint Kitts and Nevis and Austria, and require contribution of at least US$ 100,000 in case of Dominica and millions of dollars in case of Austria. They also call it citizenship-by-investment programs.

  56. dissident
    May 22, 2013

    And these very holders of our passport will be will be added to de official electoral list?
    Free National I.D card for voting?
    After 13 years in Government, 18 to 3 in de last General election but…………dat DLP has such mistrust and lack of faith in de Dominican electorate that de Party looking to secure its position by adding these sure votes to de official electoral list.

    Mr Burton u taught me in SMA and I have never been so ashamed……..is that u were preparing me for as a mentor? And to be honest I only passed ur class for passing it sake u really didn’t inspire me…….even worse up to this very day.

    • Malatete
      May 23, 2013

      According to Hon. Timothy more than 100,000 i.d. cards are to be distributed by the end of this year (DNO 13 March) to eligible Dominicans, wherever they are in the world, so they can vote without even having to come to Dominica. Now you can see the strategy to make sure that Mr. Skerrit wins all 21 seats, comes the next general election with these overseas votes determining the balance of power and leaving Dominica without any effective opposition. Are we still surprised that ” master strategist” Hartley Henry was the best-man at Roosevelt Skerrit’s wedding?

  57. CC
    May 22, 2013

    I wonder which country will be next to impose visa restrictions on DA?

    • Malgraysa
      May 23, 2013

      Unfortunately this may be the only way to go, by devaluing the Dominican passport. But we will all suffer for it.

  58. Asharah
    May 22, 2013

    I am dumbfounded at what I just read. Can someone from the government or anyone who is versed on the matter, explain what economic citizenship is all about? Why are Dominicans just accepting these nonsense and is doing nothing about it. In 1979, the Hon. Charles Saverin and the CSA, closed down the island for over a month, where are these people now? Local Dominicans have to go through hell to get a passport but someone who wants to hide from the law can just apply for citizenship in Dominica and get it!

    Dominicans it’s time for your voices to be heard, where is all the economic citizenship money going? Things are getting more expensive everyday, electicity is so high that we may have to go back to kerosene lamp and candles. Poor people cannot buy codfish any more what is happening? Please, someone God help us because in this situation you are the only one that can.

  59. patriotic
    May 22, 2013

    Well it looks like the nation is against it.so the government was voted by the people therefore listen to the people and do as they ask that’s my input.

    • Peeping Tom
      May 22, 2013

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      • MET YO
        May 22, 2013

        ya smile in your mo….is wicked fellas like allu that keep playing spin doctor on here for those criminals.

  60. love
    May 22, 2013

    gv me a link i want a da passport :wink:

    • John Paul
      May 22, 2013

      If You are unable to find this on Your own I doubt You have the money to buy a Passport !

  61. Me wi
    May 22, 2013

    As if Dominica doesn’t have enough crimes: Bring more in. Oh, I know why! They ones we have here in top position will blend in so they won’t be noticed.

  62. In His HANDS
    May 22, 2013

    people who have something to contribute? They are obtaining that passport as a passport to places they can’t go with their native one . Look for them a month after they acquire that passport and I guarantee you that you might find them somewhere but not in Dominica.

    • John Paul
      May 22, 2013

      The contribution they talk about is the money You pay for the passport lol.They dont call it buying a passport You are Contributing to the treasury of Dominica LOL

  63. Krazy
    May 22, 2013

    WHAT THE AM I READING THERE NA.. you mean to tell me after all the barriers we’ve encounter from other inlands and trouble that our people are going through, …… still selling our passports to crimials.

    130,000.00 a clint, that 780,000.00 that comes into the country now tell me what the hell did skerrit did with that money..
    he surely didn’t used it for economy use. cause there;s no work going on in the country…

    NO MAN.. stop acting like we are for sale…
    am tellin u we in for a treat

  64. Morihei Ueshiba
    May 22, 2013

    Too much talk we need action, if u love Dominica now is the time to fight to take back our country. It is time to put our foot down on skerrit enough is enough.

    • CONCERNED
      May 22, 2013

      Agree 100%. What can we do ?. I’m prepared to help grassroot organizing ? What can we do ?. Enough is enough.

    • Orchid
      May 22, 2013

      What are you folks waiting for. Dominicans have become very passive about the white collared crime happening on the island. You rose up against Patrick John. Come on, save your country before it is too late. Remember that these people selling these passports have second passports which gives them the right to travel worldwide. You will only have the right to travel throughout the Caribbean with a Dominican passport soon.

  65. Paix bouche always
    May 22, 2013

    Hot bread they selling man? Alas alas alas

  66. T mama
    May 22, 2013

    UTTER RUBBISH!!!!!! that should be stopped immediately…..no one gets Citizenship in a few months…..Darn nonsense..

    • John Paul
      May 22, 2013

      According to that Website it was done by the Dominican Parliament to reward those that give Significant contributions to the Commonwealth of Dominica .So You give a Contribution and the President rewards You with a passport that seems to be the loophole they are going on lol

      • Justice and Truth
        May 23, 2013

        That is another reason why you need a visa to those progressive countries.

    • On my Knees
      May 22, 2013

      Only in D/ca

  67. Rex
    May 22, 2013

    They raising money for election campaign by selling our passports. Now is the to put the pressure on this criminal regime by integration intervention.

  68. beholder
    May 22, 2013

    Many countries including the USA and Canada offer economic citizenship. The cost and the method of investment varies. Dominica the country in not for sale. The ability to invest in Dominica, become a naturalized citizen, is available to those who qualify, pass a background check, produce a police affidavit that you are not wanted for a crime or have a criminal record, and pass an interviewed with a government selected committee.

    • Malgraysa
      May 22, 2013

      Baloney! Under the U.S. scheme, as in St. Kits and other countries you actually have to make an approved investment in that country. This not the case in Dominica. And how can someone pass a due diligence check for governmnet to approve when their own govt. has taken away their passport or efused to renew it? The Govt. is pulling the wool over our eyes ant treating us like kounoumounou.

    • Paix bouche always
      May 22, 2013

      Keep telling yourself that

  69. Anonymous
    May 22, 2013

    seeko seco take heed… and tony too…

    the following as circumstances under which the US Authorities can cancel or confiscate a U.S. passport, or the State Department can refuse to issue or renew it:

    “If another country has requested your extradition”

  70. nou fini bat
    May 22, 2013

    it’s a good thing i have two passports.. if they want to buy that rubbish Dominican passport i have, they can have it for a fraction of the cost the giving to these crooks

  71. CC
    May 22, 2013

    Maybe the government will soon wake up and realize what their doing, when we wont be able to travel anywhere with a DA passport.

  72. Chakademus
    May 22, 2013

    Shame shame shame. They selling our birthright.

  73. Aye Dominique
    May 22, 2013

    It’s really troubling. As a Dominican trying to get a passport in Dominica you face so many adversities at the immigration department in Roseau. You often hear cries of how ridiculous the head of immigration tends to be with issuing Dominicans their passport, it’s like you have to literally beg for a passport as a local in Dominica.

    So it really makes me wonder, how all these passports are being issued under the stewardship of this very same inspector, who seems to be overly obsessed with doing it the right way when dealing with locals. It is appalling to say the very least.

    I often say based on what I have experienced from this very same inspector, this is one person that I am hoping to cross paths with one day when I am on the other side of the desk, because, I always believe that revenge is for God, but this man I would really like to experience him in a position of need, just to satisify myself that indeed he is human, because he surely acts like he is infallible.

    Again, I am asking, why is it that so many passports are finding themselves in the wrong hands under his stewardship, I just can’t come to terms with this one yet.

    • On my Knees
      May 22, 2013

      Couldn’t have said it better. Please wake up Dominicans before its too late.

  74. May 22, 2013

    And it continues because nothing is being done about it…unbelievable

  75. Nudibranch
    May 22, 2013

    if you wish to be an economic citizen, lets start the ball rolling at a minimum investment of US$250,000 towards creating infrastructure development of the economy you are gaining. If you do not have the means then please…. go elsewhere.

  76. Sister Act
    May 22, 2013

    I find nothing wrong with the information. A passport can be revoked if the client is an Economic Citizen once it is proven the violation of obtaining the passport has been breached. Many countries have similar programs to stimulate economic growth. Tell Lennox and the others direct their attention to help to bring prosperity and growth to the economy. Election will be called soon what are their proposals, stop going over the same story over and over it is not working and I must add, very sicking. Try to convince the people in such a way that when election is called that you as a party UWP, will be victorious because you have an alternative. Talking whole day and night will not cut it. You guys better get down to do some serious work. As a young person I am looking for an alternative and you are yet to give it to me. I hope you get the message from, Lennox, Angelo, Edison, Prevost, Sprags and the crew. Please start working we need responsible opposition men and mouth pieces. Hurry the time is at hand you do not want to be caught with your pants down, be SMART start with the alternatives.

    • May 22, 2013

      Well said

      • May 22, 2013

        Read the above comment wrong..Definitely do not support the economic passports!!!

    • Bee
      May 22, 2013

      Sister you really believe you are on a stage man? You just said that you find nothing wrong that our passports are being offered to criminals. You better go to Hollywood. because if you not putting on a performance…. you really just plain old foolish.

      Remember it is better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth (or in this case get to your keyboard)and remove all doubt.

    • Hans
      May 22, 2013

      As a young person why don’t you start talking about what it is that you would like to see. I suspect that you are not listening and you are being controlled by anything but your own moral convictions. There is nothing wrong with offering your passports to crooks and criminals. Read the article for yourself forget that Lennox Linton is talking and then have a voice of your own. Intelligence cannt be controlled by emotions, nor empty promises. I am not a supporter of any political party, never wore any party color for artisan sake but one thing for sure is that things are not working well in Dominca and as you said an alternative is desperately needed. My question to you is have you taken the time out to really listen to what the opposition is offering even if you have to sift through the allegations of corruption.
      You see young one the current Labor Party preached corruption during the reign of the UWP administration but now they are more corrupt than anything we have seen in Dominica.
      I do hope you understand the importance of your sovereignty and passport.

    • Krazy
      May 22, 2013

      well tell skerrit and his gang that, when its revoked where is the government gonna find money to repay them for what was taken from them without threats.

      you as a young person lookin for an alternative, don’t come on dno and voice ur opinion… go on a talk show to voice ur opinion so that other young persons may also follow u if is goo d u want for the country. cause u ain’t gonna get a voice here on bloging away like the well said story u just wrote 8)

    • in
      May 22, 2013

      Did you read the story or go to the website? You cannot be so blind politically that you are unable to see that something is wrong. Weh papa

    • Tri-State Beauty
      May 22, 2013

      You see nothing wrong with selling passports to people who are being watched by the US State Dept, whose US passports and other travelling rights have been revoked clearly for nefarious activities? Papa bondieu help my people. Everything is UWP? Isn’t Nationalism worth the fight?

    • maindesk
      May 22, 2013

      Name one country with a SIMILAR program

    • Anonymous
      May 22, 2013

      I know they would beat you down for your comments. This goes to show how politics making some people forget all sense of reasoning.

    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2013

      the best post yet, although it is minimized for low rating.

  77. May 22, 2013

    Them selling the country….Dominica forsale!

  78. Mamizoo
    May 22, 2013

    Well the increased passport movement in 2013 explain the reason for a visit to Arizona in October of 2012. When the vist was announced the Astaphan government did not deny it. However nothing was said to the people of Dominica. That is how much this respect we the people of Dominica.
    The more they lie is the more the truth slap them in the face. You can run but you cannot hide.

  79. by birth
    May 22, 2013

    It’s so difficult for locals to get passports both locally and internationally yet this site openly boasts that with no knowledge of the island you can purchase citizenship and be ensured success in 3 months. Also stating that it’s a means of getting away if your own Government wants to keep you. Anyone see a problem here?

    • Me
      May 22, 2013

      Yep, I see a problem with that. And a Dominican passport doesn’t give you the ability to travel internationally or am I wrong?

    • beholder
      May 22, 2013

      I did not find this to be true. It took me well over a year. I was represented by a local attorney, had to pay a fee to a private investigator, chosen by the Dominican government, to look into my background. I had to sit in person with a committee for an interview and explain why I want to become and citizen and was quizzed on the form of government and how it operated. I found the process responsible and thorough. I live in Dominica and consider myself a responsible engaged citizen.

      • Malgraysa
        May 22, 2013

        Thank you Beholder. I believe your story but for our benefit could you please, tell us why you invested that kind of money in a Dominican citizenship above all others, assuming that you also possesssed, and may still have citizenship of another country?

      • Papa Dom
        May 22, 2013

        hahaha, what a big lie

      • Nac Vibes
        May 22, 2013

        Yes tell us, why do you want to be Dominican.

      • J
        May 23, 2013

        boyyyyy all udoh easy fada!…dwl..Yes! Beholder, tell us!..people running from Dominica, u running in…tell me what it have there I don’t know about? could it be the waterfalls? Beautiful ladies?…we live until we’re 100 yrs old?..go on now..tell us

  80. jay
    May 22, 2013

    who are we selling our passports to? Criminals? child molesters?? or are they people who have something to contribute, investors etc?

  81. Bee
    May 22, 2013

    hmmmm I suppose the labour party supporters will now say that is
    – because we don’t like Skerrit
    – and is Lennox that say so is not true
    – and that we must stop with the negative talk
    – and down with haters
    – and that we destroying the image of the country?

    What a message to send to the world. That criminals can come one come all to the Nature island of the Caribbean.

    While America sending back citizens who were born elsewhere back to thier homes for commiting crimes we are welcoming criminals from other countries to live in our land. Skerrit and his badministration really are a mal tetre.

  82. TRUEMAN
    May 22, 2013

    ***THE LITTLE ROGUE ISLAND***

    Apart from this passport program being CANCELLED….

    This company/agency should no longer be representing our country. It makes DA look like a real shady & mobster-gangster & rogue type of nation.

    DNO, any response from our government?

    -Thanks

    • John
      May 22, 2013

      skerrit to busy to worry about the dam passport program… he is enjoying the money… No response will be made..

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