Ireland

Independent Means Visa
(Stamp 0 Retirement Permission)

Ireland welcomes those who can demonstrate an annual, independent income of no less than EUR 50,000, as well as the possession of a lump-sum roughly equivalent to the cost of buying a home, to retire or otherwise settle in the country.

The independent means visa is renewable on an annual basis. After five consecutive years of residence, the applicant is eligible for permanent residence and, a year after that, for citizenship.

Program at a glance

Program TypeIndependent Means Visa
Time to citizenship6 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentNone. Proof of sufficient means.
Physical presence requirementNone
Application processing time4 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to187 destinations, including Schengen countries and the US
Contribution types availableNo investment required

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