Ireland: Immigrant Investor Program (IIP)

The Irish Immigrant Investor Program allows major investors and philanthropists to move to Ireland with their family, with a path to citizenship.



Ireland’s open economy, attractive tax rates, innovation-focused government, E.U. membership, close ties to the U.K., and strategic location for business with Europe and the U.S.A. make Ireland one of the best places in the world to invest. 

Residents of Ireland enjoy its high standard of living and education, growing artisanal food scene, friendly people, and dramatic natural beauty, not to mention its deep history of music and literature.

This powerful residence permission includes the right to work, study, and start a business, and only requires 1 visit to Ireland each year. Investors who live in Ireland have a path to citizenship in 5 years.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 114.65 Mbps download/ 30.71 Mbps upload

Mobile: 51.16 Mbps download/12.00 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 12 globally 


Investment paths include: 

And investor must:

Funds for investment cannot be financed with a loan.


Application Process

Begin your application for the IIP before making any investment. Complete the application form and provide all documentation, including financial information and evidence of good character. You will apply by email and post—instructions are on the application form.

Pay the application fee ($1,786, non-refundable) by EFT when you apply.

Your application will be considered and approved by the Evaluation Committee.

After approval, make the investment.

Provide evidence of your investment. Permission to reside in Ireland will be issued at this point.

Documents Required

The documents required for each investment path are listed in detail in the application form. General documents may include:

Documents related to investment can include:

After application is approved, make the investment and submit proof of investment. Depending on the investment path, this proof can include:

After receiving permission to reside and arriving in Ireland, you must register in person at Dublin’s Burgh Quay registration office.

Other documents may be requested. All documents must be apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Irish Embassy in the country where you live.

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