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Address: P.O. Box 1063
GPO Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica

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Alien Land Holding License Regulation Provisions

Owning Your Home in Dominica

Want to Purchase Land in Dominica? Understand The Small Legislation

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has legislated under the provisions of the Alien Landholding License Regulation Act No. 17 of 1995 of the laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica for the issuance of this license, the abovementioned Act is designed to control the holding of lands in Dominica by foreigners or “Aliens” as they are warmly known. These are people who are not citizens of Dominica or the OECS (Organization of Eastern Caribbean States). This also applies to corporate bodies.

If you are an ‘Alien’ and you wish to buy more than one (1) acre of land for residential purposes or three (3) acres for business purposes, you must FIRST apply to the Government of Dominica for an Alien Land Holding License. This limit applies once. For example, someone could not purchase one (1) acre of land for residential purposes and thereafter purchase a further acre or even just half an acre more, without a license.

Under the Act, the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica provides that for a foreigner to obtain a Certificate of Title on a portion of land he/she has purchased, Alien Land Holding License Fees have to be paid regardless of how much land was being bought, once it is more than 1 acre for residential purposes an more than 3 acres for commercial purposes; otherwise a Certificate of Title will not be granted

On the 10th day of January, 2008, the Government of Dominica brought in amending legislation to make clear that these fees were payable. This legislation is the Aliens Land Holding Regulation (Amendment) Act.