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Irish Immigrant Investor Program

Become a resident of one of the fastest growing economies in the EU

Irish Immigrant Investor Program

Become a resident of one of the fastest growing economies in the EU

About the Program

The Republic of Ireland is an island country in the North Atlantic, which is part of the European Union. Ireland ranks among the top 10 wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita, and as the tenth most prosperous country in the world according to The Legatum Prosperity Index 2015. In 2019, Ireland was ranked the third most developed country in the world by the United Nations Human Development Index.

Ireland has been named the best country in the world for attracting high value foreign direct investment for several years in a row. Many of the world’s leading technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Intel, and Twitter have their headquarters in Ireland.

Ireland offers the opportunity for applicants from outside the European Union to gain Irish Residency through investing a minimum €1 million in an Approved Investment Fund.

The Immigrant Investor visa of Ireland stimulates investment in the country and offers residency to High Net Worth families seeking residency in Europe. It is particularly attractive to businessmen, entrepreneurs, and families looking for a top-level of education for their children.

Benefits of Irish Immigrant Investor Program

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Possibility to apply for Irish citizenship after 5 years of continuous residence. Irish citizens enjoy visa free travel to over 180 countries

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Ireland benefits from access to EU funding under various programmes

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Processing times for most visas are 4-6 months

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An investment from €500,000

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Dual citizenship is permitted

Investment Options:

Irish Immigrant Investor Program offers 4 investment opportunities:

1. The Irish Diaspora Loan Fund (IDLF): min €1 million in an approved investment fund for at least 3 years

2. Enterprise investment of min €1 million invested in an Irish enterprise for at least 3 years

3. Endowment of min €500,000 philanthropic donation to a project of a public benefit such as arts, education, health, sports and culture in Ireland

4. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) of min €2 million. The investment must be made in any REIT that is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, for at least 3 years

Requirements

  • Main applicant – over 18 years old
  • No previous criminal record
  • Have a legitimate source of wealth
  • Good character
  • Have available the required investment funds
  • Spend over 1 day a year in Ireland

Who else can be included in the Immigrant Investor program of Ireland:

  • Spouse/ partner of the main applicant. Ireland recognises same-sex marriages
  • Dependent children of the main applicant and spouse below 18 years old
  • Children of 18-24 years old who are financially dependent on parents, not married and in full-time education

Application stages

  • Initial consultation

    Initial free consultation with one of the GLS experts

  • Program information and due diligence check

    Detailed fee schedule and a free of charge preliminary due diligence check

  • Client agreement and retainer fee payment

    Signing of the client agreement and payment of the retainer fee

  • Preparation of the documents

    GLS experts will assist you with the whole procedure of the documents’ preparation, including the translation, notarisation and apostille of the relevant documents

  • Additional payments

    Payment of the government fees and remaining GLS service fees' payment

  • Submission of the documents

    We will assist you in submitting your application to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS). Investment will be required following approval from the INIS

  • Visa issue

    Stamp for visa is issued for 2 years

  • Visa renewal

    In 2 years stamp for visa is renewed for further 3 years

  • Permanent residence

    After 5 years of residence in Ireland you can renew your residence for further 5 years. If you wish to apply for permanent residence and afterwards citizenship of Ireland, then you will be required to physically be resident in Ireland most of your time for 5 years prior to your application for permanent residence

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Republic of Ireland

Capital:
Dublin
Area:
70,274 km2
Population:
4,83 million people
GDP:
$333,7 billion
Language:
Irish, English
Currency:
Euro
Government:
Unitary parliamentary republic

F.A.Q.

Can I travel visa free to any other EU state with Irish residence visa?
Ireland only issues permissions for stay in Ireland
Is there a cap on the number of applications for Investor Residence program in Ireland?
Currently the program does not have a limit on the number of applications
Citizens of which countries cannot apply for the Irish Investor Immigration program?
There are no excluded countries from this program, however international sanctions agreements to which Ireland is party may apply

Contact Us

GLS Private Office offers global lifestyle solutions to established business people and their families. GLS operates as a one-stop-shop and is a single point of contact for wealthy families with a global mindset. The company takes care of every need of its globally-minded clients: from obtaining a second citizenship/residence by investment to finding the best schools for children’s education, global property acquisition, succession planning and many more. Ancillary services provided by GLS are limited to the extent of a client wish. Anything that can be priced, qualified, and quantified, we are ready to research, negotiate and manage.

Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible

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