Residency through Investment
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum time I must spend in Ireland to adhere to the rules of the programme?
The applicant and their family members must spend a minimum of 1 day per calendar year in Ireland. Full time residency is not a requirement of the IIP.
Does the programme entitle me to automatic citizenship after the 5 year period?
No. After 5 years actual residence in Ireland a participant of this programme will have to apply through the normal channels for naturalisation in Ireland
What is the refund policy if my application is refused?
There is no refund on application fees of €1,500. It should be noted that applicants are not required to make an investment prior to applying for the programme and any investment required should only be made after a letter of approval has been provided by the Irish naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).
Can I work, study or travel in any other EU member state?
No. Ireland can only issue permissions for residence in Ireland.
Do I need to liquidate my assets in my home country before moving to Ireland?
No. However all assets declared as being intended for use to meet the investment requirements of the IIP must be available when the approval is granted.
Do my school age children need to get a separate Student Visa?
No. All family members will be given permission to reside in Ireland to either work or study however school fees will be payable.
Are there any minimum net worth requirements for Immigrant Investor Programme?
Yes. All applicants to the IIP must demonstrate a €2 million net worth.
Will my children be able to remain in school in Ireland if I leave Ireland?
Yes, provided your permission is still valid.