European Citizenship awarded after 5 years
Low residency requirement - 1 visit per year
Investment options from €1 million
Visa-free travel to 185 countries once citizenship is granted
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Introducing Ireland

A luscious green island, famous for its rolling hills and picturesque seascapes. Geographically, Ireland lies at the western edge of Europe but economically, this entrepreneurial powerhouse is anchored at the centre of technological development and research. 

An entrepreneurial paradise on an Emerald Isle

From Europe’s largest green space to the longest defined coastal touring route in the world, Ireland is a country brimming with adventure, beauty, and innovation.

Ireland’s economy is the fastest growing in the Eurozone and is the 6th most competitive economy in the world. Subsequently, Ireland has been named the best country in the world for attracting high-value foreign direct investment for 6 consecutive years. Investing is straightforward and the tax system favours entrepreneurial business owners.

Ireland is home to many of the world’s leading technology companies, most notably Google, Intel, Facebook and Twitter.

The residency programme offers fantastic health and lifestyle benefits for investors and their families. Irish universities are renowned for their research, particularly in mathematics and chemistry where they are amongst the best in the world. A temperate climate, state of the art healthcare and a rich culture make Ireland a very fulfilling place to live, work and thrive.

English is an official language and often takes precedence over Irish. All government forms and documents are produced in English, as well as road signs, restaurant menus, and other important information.

Capital city: Dublin
Languages: English, Irish Gaelic
Visa free countries: 185
Currency: EUR
Total area: 84,421km²
Population: 4,832,765
Nearest country: UK
Time zone: GMT

Irish Immigrant Investor Requirements


The Irish Immigrant Investor Programme requires an applicant to undertake one of four eligible investments in Ireland:

  • A minimum investment of €1 million in an Approved Investment Fund, committed for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A minimum investment of €1 million in either a single Irish enterprise or spread over a number of enterprises, for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A minimum investment of €2 million in any Irish REIT that is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, committed for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A minimum endowment of €500,000* in a project of public benefit in the arts, sports, health, cultural or educational field.

*Where a group of five or more investors combine their endowments, a minimum investment of €400,000 per investor will qualify under the Programme.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants must be from outside the EEA
Government Website

To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.

Irish Immigrant Investor Application Process

  • Month 1

    Submit 2-part application

  • Month 2-5

    Application processed

  • Month 5-6

    Receive Residency permit

  • Year 5

    Apply for Citizenship

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Eric G. Major

"I've spent the past 25 years helping private clients to successfully relocate around the world. A second residency or citizenship can seem like a big undertaking, but we'll be by your side to provide the guidance and support to make the journey enjoyable and stress-free."