Residency | Ireland
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.
Investment: Minimum investment of EUR 1 million
Processing time: Nine–twelve months
Key benefit: The right of free movement to Ireland and the Common Travel Area
Benefits of Ireland Residency 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
—–Sophisticated, transparent, and well-regulated international financial center
—–No minimum physical presence in Ireland needed to maintain residence status
Procedures and time frame of the Ireland golden visa
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 nine to twelve months from submission of the application to approval.
Ireland golden visa requirements
To qualify for residence, applicants are required to make the following investment:
- EUR 1 million into an approved investment fund, held for three years
In addition, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
- Proof of the source of funds (from personal resources; investments financed from loans will not be accepted)
- Statement of character from police authorities, with no criminal convictions
- Evidence of a minimum net worth of EUR 2 million