Ireland Residency by Investment

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Ireland Residency through the Irish Immigrant Investor Program

Secure residency status in Ireland and relocate to Europe with entire family. A safe country with a high standard of living to call home within the European Union.

  • Contents
  • Intro
  • Program Benefits
  • Book A Free Consulation
  • Investment Options
  • Residency Acquisition Process


Ireland Residency Benefits

The Irish Residency Program is an ideal route for high net worth individuals and their immediate families seeking to acquire permanent residency in Ireland. The program provides a wide range of investment options, ranging from €500,000 to €2,000,000, and grants a residency permit for up to 5 years with the possibility of ongoing renewal, initial permission is given for 2 years, further renewal for a period of 3 years. The Ireland Immigrant Investor Program is officially a residency program, however, after 5 years, if the appropriate conditions are met, you can either apply for Irish permanent residence or qualify for Irish citizenship.

Fast processing time

Department of Justice usually makes decision within 2 months

No language tests

No language requirement for initial applicants

Visa-free travel

To 177 countries worldwide, including EU & UK with an Irish passport

The entire family are eligible

Spouses/civil partners, dependent children under 24

No residency requirements

Only a 1 day a year visit to Ireland is required to keep the permit

High standard of schooling

Access to many prestigious universities at lower EU tuition fees

Tax regime

As in the UK, Irish tax liability is based on residence and domicile

EU residence & citizenship

Eligibility to apply for permanent status and citizenship thereafter

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    Investment Options

    In order to be considered for the program you can choose any one of the 4 investment options, which will grant you and your family permission to reside in Ireland. You do not have to live in Ireland, but you must visit Ireland at least once a year, in order to extend your residency.

    OPTION 1
    €1,000,000 Enterprise Investment
    • Invest in either a single Irish enterprise or spread over a number of enterprises.
    • The enterprise can be a start-up or existing business but must be registered and headquartered in Ireland and the investment must support the creation or maintenance of employment.
    • Minimum investment period of 3 years.
    OPTION 2
    €1,000,000 Investment Fund
    • Invest into one of the funds that have been approved for the purposes of the Immigrant Investor Program by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service and are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
    • All funds must be invested in Ireland.
    • Minimum investment period of 3 years.
    OPTION 3
    €2,000,000 Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
    • Invest in any Irish REIT that is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. The investment may be spread across a number of different Irish REITs.
    • The full investment must be held for 3 years.
    • After 3 years 50% of shares can be sold.
    • After 4 years a further 25% can be released.
    • After 5 years there are no requirements to keep investments.
    OPTION 4
    €500,000 Endowment
    • Invest in a public project benefiting the arts, sports, health, culture or education.
    • It should be regarded as a non-refundable philanthropic contribution and investors will receive no financial return.

    Irish Residency Acquisition Process

    Astons’ focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service, assisting you with a residency application. We will hand hold you through the Irish residency acquisition process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and then follow up to application approval.

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    Prepare Documents

    Submit An Application

    Receive Application Approval And Complete The Investment

    Receive Irish Residency Permission

    Acquire Irish Citizenship And Passport