Residency by Investment

Minimum Investment:
Residency in:
3 months
Generations of dependents:
Visa free countries:
Overview Ireland
The Irish Residence by Investment programme was initiated by the Irish government in 2014. The aim was to increase to number of affluent third country nationals taking up residence in Ireland. It sought to make Ireland’s already prosperous domestic economy more internationalized, thereby incorporating itself more successfully in an increasingly globalized world economy.
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Applicants may choose one of the following investments:
  • €1,000,000 investment of venture capital funding into an Irish business (3 years). The investment may be into one enterprise or spread across a number of enterprises.
  • €1,000,000 investment in a government-approved investment bond.
  • €2,000,000 investment in an approved Real Estate Investment Trust regulated by the Irish Stock Exchange. This may be in one trust or across a number of trusts.
  • A philanthropic donation of €500,000 (or €400,000 per individual where 5 or more applicants pool their donations for a specific project).


Investors must meet the following criteria:
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over 18 years old
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No criminal record
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Have a net worth of at least €2,000,000
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Invest at least €1,000,000 in an approved government programme for a minimum of 3 years.

Why Choose Ireland Residency by Investment Programme?

  • Ireland is a beautiful country with a high quality of life and an exceptionally open economy. Ireland is a welcoming place, with a warm and friendly people, attractive towns and cities, and unspoilt countryside.
  • Ireland has a favourable tax system for business. There is a low corporation tax rate and a high availability of skilled labour.
  • Permanent residency gives access to Ireland’s healthcare system and education system. Residents can apply for the European Health Insurance Card, which can cover certain medical expenses for injuries or illnesses incurred while travelling in another EU/EEA country.
  • Family members can also be included in the residence permit applications.
  • After five years of continuous residence, the applicant can apply for another residence permit or apply for citizenship. Family members may also apply for citizenship. Ireland allows dual citizenship. Obtainment of Irish citizenship will not automatically forfeit citizenships of other countries.
  • Ireland is a member of the European Union. Citizens are free to live, work, study and do business in any EU member state and in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland. An Irish passport comes with the freedom to travel to 154 countries around the world, visa-free and hassle-free.


5 years in total, broken up as follows:
Time to residence:
3 months
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Initial investor visa:
2 years
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Investor visa renewal:
3 years
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Residence & Citizenship Ireland Contact


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Dublin 2,


Tel: +353 (0) 153 14840

Email: ireland@kylinprime.com

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