Immigrant Investor Program

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, Ireland has become the only country in the world whose citizens have the right to settle in both the UK and the EU, while residents of Ireland enjoy freedom of movement (but not settlement) within both areas.

A favorite among Chinese applicants, in no small part owing to its world-class educational institutions, the Irish IIP offers a variety of qualifying contribution types at various minimum thresholds.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship6 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentEUR 400,000
Physical presence requirement1 day per year to maintain temporary residency, more if permanent
Application processing time5-6 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to187 destinations, including Schengen countries and the United States
Contribution types availableDonation, Business Investment, Fund Investment

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