Ireland

 

Ireland is ranked as one of the wealthiest countries in the world ranked by OECD. Ireland is a member of EU, WTO and OECD. The corporate tax rate is 12.50% and best ranked country in western europe for investment friendly country. Ireland is home to top software and internet companies and large number of pharma multinational corporations. Ireland and the UK have different visa requirements and not a part of schengen acquis.

Investment name

Irish Immigrant investor programme for non-EEA nationals

Minimum investment

€500,000

Qualifying investments

Immigrant Investor Bond €1million invested in the bond at 0% interest rate
Enterprise investment €500,000 invested in an Irish Enterprise for 3 years
Investment Funds €500,000 invested in an approved fund.  For further information please see links below.
Real Estate Investment Trusts A minimum investment of €2 million in any Irish REIT that is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. The €2 million investment may be spread across a number of different Irish REITs.
Mixed investment Investment in a residential property of minimum value of €450,000 and a straight investment of €500,000 into the immigrant investor bond, giving a minimum investment of €950,000. The level of investment into the bond would no longer be linked to the value of the property purchased.
Endowment €500,000 philanthropic donation by an individual (€400,000 where 5 or more individuals pool their endowment for one appropriate project).

Visa type

D visa / Long term residence permit (2 years+3 years)

Residency requirements

No minimum residence requirement is set other than the stipulation that the persons concerned should visit Ireland at least once in every 12 month period.

Processing time

2 months

Permanent residency

After 5 years of legally living

Ireland citizenship

After 5 years with PR status.

Dual nationality

Allowed