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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.

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Residence by Investment Overview

Ireland allows foreign nationals to make a philanthropic contribution or investment in an approved fund and gain a residence permit in return.

Enquiry Factsheet

Investment

Minimum contribution of EUR 500,000

Processing time

Three–four months

Key benefit

The right of free movement to Ireland, Europe’s Schengen Area, and the Common Travel Area

The Ireland Residence by Investment Program

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.

Benefits of Irish residence by investment

  • Unlimited access to and the opportunity to live, work, and study in Ireland
  • Residence status in an EU country with an excellent quality of life
  • Residence applicable to the whole family including the main applicant’s legal spouse, children under 18 years old, and unmarried, financially dependent children between 18 and 24 years
  • Sophisticated, transparent, and well-regulated international financial center
  • No minimum physical presence in Ireland needed to maintain residence status
  • Eligibility for Irish citizenship possible after five years of residence, facilitating access to over 180 destinations worldwide

Requirements of Irish residence by investment

To qualify for residence, applicants are required to fulfill one of the following investment options:

  • EUR 500,000 non-refundable endowment into a philanthropic cause for public benefit
  • EUR 1 million into an approved investment fund, held for three years

(Further information on the other investment options offered by the government is available on request.)

In addition, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Proof of the source of funds (from personal resources; investments financed from loans will not be accepted)
  2. Statement of character from police authorities, with no criminal convictions
  3. Evidence of a minimum net worth of EUR 2 million

Procedures and time frame of the Ireland Residence by Investment Program

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.

Acquiring Irish citizenship after the residence by investment program

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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