Residency through Investment


    Ireland is home to one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe and has been selected as the most attractive country for foreign investors for six consecutive years. The Irish government is determined to be an important part of Europe. Following Brexit, Ireland will remain the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone and will be the country with the youngest population. Although it has the status of the most entrepreneurial country in Europe, approximately € 800 million is invested in higher education institutions each year to support research.


    The main applicant must
  • Be at least 18 years old,
  • Have a minimum net worth of € 2,000,000,
  • Posses an outstanding character,
  • Be in excellent health,
  • Have a clean record,
  • Be an affluent person


  • Possibility of studying, living, working and starting a business in Ireland with the acquisition of permanent residence within 4-5 months,
  • The ability to maintain Residency Status by visiting Ireland once a year without the obligation to settle and live,
  • Residency permits are granted for 2 years initially and can be extended for a further 3 years. The investor can apply for citizenship after 5 years given they meet the necessary conditions.
  • Visa-free travel to 167 countries
  • No Language proficiency requirement or obligation to reside in the country,
  • Resident status is valid within the Common Travel Area including the UK, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands,
  • Possibility to add new family members in case of marriage or children after obtaining a long-term residence permit.


    A minimum €1 million aggregate investment into new or existing Irish businesses for a minimum of 3 years. The enterprise can be a start-up registered by the investor. Your investment can be in a single Irish enterprise or spread over a number of enterprises. The enterprise must be registered and headquartered in Ireland and the investment must support the creation or maintenance of employment.
    A minimum of €1 million investment in an investment fund for at least 3 years. Investment funds must invest in Irish businesses and projects.
    A minimum investment of €2 million in any Irish REIT listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. The investment may be spread across a number of Irish REITs.
    €500,000 to a public project benefiting the arts, sports, health, culture or education. The endowment can be €400,000 per investor if it is pooled by at least 5 individuals.


    You can apply for any of the 4 investment options without committing any investment funding. If you are approved, you then invest in your preferred investment option and following this, you and your nominated family members will be issued with permission to reside in Ireland.

    You do not have to live in Ireland to avail of the programme, but you must visit Ireland at least once a year.

    İrlanda pasaportuna başvurmak için 5 yıllık bir süre içinde İrlanda’da geçirdiğiniz “sayılabilir” oturum günlerinin ispatı gerekmektedir.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum time I must spend in Ireland to adhere to the rules of the programme?
The applicant and their family members must spend a minimum of 1 day per calendar year in Ireland. Full time residency is not a requirement of the IIP.
Does the programme entitle me to automatic citizenship after the 5 year period?
No. After 5 years actual residence in Ireland a participant of this programme will have to apply through the normal channels for naturalisation in Ireland
What is the refund policy if my application is refused?
There is no refund on application fees of €1,500. It should be noted that applicants are not required to make an investment prior to applying for the programme and any investment required should only be made after a letter of approval has been provided by the Irish naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).
Can I work, study or travel in any other EU member state?
No. Ireland can only issue permissions for residence in Ireland.
Do I need to liquidate my assets in my home country before moving to Ireland?
No. However all assets declared as being intended for use to meet the investment requirements of the IIP must be available when the approval is granted.
Do my school age children need to get a separate Student Visa?
No. All family members will be given permission to reside in Ireland to either work or study however school fees will be payable.
Are there any minimum net worth requirements for Immigrant Investor Programme?
Yes. All applicants to the IIP must demonstrate a €2 million net worth.
Will my children be able to remain in school in Ireland if I leave Ireland?
Yes, provided your permission is still valid.

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