Located in Western Europe in a strategic position on major air and sea routes between North America and Northern Europe, Ireland is poetically named the ‘Emerald Isle’ for its lush landscapes and rich vegetation. The country ranks among the top five most developed nations on the UN’s Human Development Index, and its economy holds 3rd position on the 2022 Index of Economic Freedom.
Ireland allows foreign nationals to make a philanthropic contribution or investment in an approved fund and gain a residence permit (also known as the Ireland golden visa) in return.Enquiry Factsheet
Minimum contribution of EUR 500,000
The right of free movement to Ireland and the Common Travel Area
Ireland boasts one of Europe’s fastest growing economies and an enviable tech environment. The Ireland Residence by Investment Program was introduced by the Irish government in 2012 to encourage foreign direct investment into the country.
To qualify for residence, applicants are required to fulfill one of the following investment options:
(Further information on the other investment options offered by the government is available on request.)
In addition, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
Applications must include completed application forms and should be accompanied by the appropriate fees and supporting documents, including proof of net worth and a plan detailing the investment. Successful applicants can add members of their nuclear families to their permits at no extra cost. The initial investor visa is valid for two years and can be renewed thereafter.
The processing time is three to four months from submission of the application to approval.
Successful applicants may apply for Irish citizenship after five years of residence. The Irish passport is among the top 10 in the world on the Henley Passport Index and facilitates access to over 180 destinations worldwide.
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