The Immigrant Investor Programme allows non-EEA nationals who commit to an approved investment in Ireland to secure residency status in Ireland for the investor and immediate family members.
The non-EEA national must choose one of four eligible investments to invest in as outlined in our downloadable factsheet below. Successful applicants and their nominated family members can expect to be granted residence in Ireland for five years. An initial permission will be granted for two years and following a review at that point to ensure the investor is continuing to meet the conditions of the scheme (i.e. the investment has not been withdrawn, they continue to be law abiding and self-sufficient), a further period of three years will be granted. After this initial five-year period, the investor will be free to apply for residence indefinitely in five year tranches.
There is no minimum residence requirement other than that the persons concerned must visit Ireland at least once every twelve-month period. The investor is not required to establish actual residence in Ireland. The Immigrant Investment Programme is about rights of residence that the investor may exercise as their business and family needs dictate.