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IRELAND

IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAM

Overview

The Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) of Ireland was introduced by the Irish Government in 2012 to encourage inward investment for the creation of business and employment opportunities in the State. The Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) is designed to encourage investors and business professionals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to avail of opportunities of investing and locating their business interests in Ireland and acquire a secure residency status in Ireland.

  • icon Time to citizenship

    5 years

  • icon Visa free travel

    Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 29 countries including the UK, USA, Japan and UAE

  • icon Investment type

    Full Investment on an Irish Enterprise or Investment Fund or Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) or Endowment

  • icon Investment cost

    Enterprise Investment of EUR 1 million or Investment Fund of EUR 1 million or Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) of EUR 2 million or Endowment of EUR 500,000

  • icon Family dependents

    Spouse and dependent children below 25 years old

  • icon Passport validity

    10 years for those above 18 years of age and 5 years for children under 18

Citizenship law or Residency Law

Country Info

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth. The Republic of Ireland today ranks amongst the wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita and in 2015 was ranked the sixth most developed nation in the world by the United Nations’ Human Development Index. Ireland is home to many of the world’s leading high-performance companies including Intel, Twitter, Pfizer, Citi, Huawei, Takeda, Fujitsu, Novartis and Trend Micro. The country is also positioning itself to become a world leader on the Internet of Things, Big Data, ICT Skills, Energy Efficiency, Health Innovation and Cloud Computing.

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CAPITAL

Dublin

POPULATION

5 million

LANGUAGE

English and Gaelic

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Constitutional Democracy

CURRENCY

Euro

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 0.86 EUR

Benefits

Costs

To be eligible for Ireland Immigrant Investor Program, the applicant is required to make a financial investment through the following four investment options.

1. ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT

Minimum investment on an Irish Enterprise for a period of 3 years
EUR 1,000,000

2. INVESTMENT FUND

Minimum investment on an approved Investment Fund that is regulated by the Central Bank for a period of 3 years
EUR 1,000,000

3. REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS (REIT)

Minimum investment on an Irish REIT that is listed on Irish Stock Exchange for a period of 3 years
EUR 2,000,000

4. ENDOWMENT

Minimum philanthropic donation to a project Which is of public benefit to the arts, sports, Health, culture or education in Ireland
EUR 500,000
GOVERNMENT FEES
Each Application
EUR 1,500

Citizenship Invest professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

Required Documents

Citizenship Invest appoints a Document Collection Specialist for each case. The firm offers a bespoke service that simplifies the application process, requesting from clients the bear minimum. Our job is to simplify the document collection as much as possible and when required we obtain the documents for the client without their involvement. Please note the below list is to be used as a guideline only, after assessing the particular case Citizenship Invest prepares a personalized checklist.

Documents required from each applicant including children:

• Certified valid passport (complete pages)
• Certified Birth certificate for children
• Confirmation of attendance at university for adult children (18-24years) as applicable
• Evidence of Good Character for main applicant, spouse and each dependent over 16 yrs. – police clearance report from each country resided in for more than 6 months in the last 10 years

Documents required only from the main applicant:
• Original Bank statements for 3 months as proof of financial resources,
• Original Letter confirming pension entitlement as applicable
• Original Employment Letter
• Audited Financial Statements/ Share Certificate
• Proof of assets like, property title deed, inheritance certificate

Documents required only if married persons apply together:
• Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage certificates
• Certified copy of divorce certificate (if applicable).

For a personalized document checklist please contact us.

Timeline

MONTH 1- 2

Client signs CI Retainer Agreement and pays the retainer invoice including DD fees

Due Diligence File Prepared

The applicant passes Due Diligence

MONTH 3-9

Application Form completed

Applicant pays INIS the application fee of EUR 1,500

INIS received the application for processing
Applicant can be approved or denied

Once approved, Applicant to sign Subscription Agreement and completes EUR 1,000,000 investment.

Applicant visits Dublin to received “Stamp 4”

MONTH 9

Citizenship Certificates and passports are issued.
The balance of CI professional fee is paid.

The estimated time to receive residence permit/citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

IRELAND VISA FREE countries

* Visa on arrival

29Countries

SHENGEN AREA
  • Austria
    Belgium
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Italy
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Monaco*
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    San Marino*
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Vatican City*

*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

brochure

Content
  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List of countries Visa free and on arrival
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