Ireland: STEP 12 Month Permission (Startup Visa)
Accelerator/incubator participants or STEM graduates who attended Irish universities can spend 12 months in Ireland preparing their STEP application.
- Bring family
- Valid for 1 year
- New entrepreneurs and graduates qualify
- No investment required
- Dynamic business environment
- E.U. member
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 start a business.
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.
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
Attend an accelerator/incubator or graduate from an Irish university in STEM
There are no initial investment or job creation requirements
Contact the STEP program for information about applying.
You can also consult an Irish accelerator or incubator for more information.
Contact the STEP program or your accelerator or incubator for a complete list of documents.
Documents can include:
- Completed application form
- Certified copy of passport
- Proof of relationship to dependents, such as marriage and birth certificates
- Business plan
- Police check for applicant and dependents over age 18
Documents may need to be certified or apostilled.