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Ireland Citizenship
by Investment

Ireland Citizenship
by Investment

Investment amount: from € 500,000
Time to obtain: 8 years
Number of visa-free countries: 184
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Irish citizenship can be obtained by the person who has lived in Ireland with a residence permit status for at least 8 years. According to the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) and Irish legislation, a financial contribution to the economic development of the country should be made in order to obtain residenсe by investment. This state program involves issuance of a residence permit for a period of 2 years with a further extension to 5 years followed by replacement with permanent residence permit. After 8 years of legal stay with the resident status of Ireland the right to apply for citizenship is granted.

Benefits of acquiring Irish citizenship

Visa-free travel

Borders of 184 countries, including Japan, Switzerland, the Caribbean countries and the European Union, are open to holders of Irish passport.

Safe living conditions

Ireland is a stable European country with a high level of social protection for its citizens and residents.

Citizenship for entire family

Spouse and children under 24 years are eligible for Irish citizenship together with the main applicant, which provides all family members with the rights of EU citizens.

Quality health care services

The health care system in Ireland complies with international quality standards and guarantees the provision of highly qualified care.

Business opportunities

For Irish citizens, there are loyal conditions for conducting business in the European market with low income tax rates.

Services of European banks

With Irish citizenship, you become able to open accounts in reliable banks of Europe and Switzerland, to store and withdraw funds without additional fees.

Options for acquiring Irish citizenship by investment

Investment
Retention period
Requirements
Residence Permit
Permanent Residency
Citizenship
Investment into business
Investmentfrom 1 000 000 €
Retention period3 years with the right for further sale of assets
Requirementscompany must be headquartered in Irelandcreation of jobs for residents of the country
Residence Permitvalid for 2 years and may be extended up to 5 years
Permanent Residencyissued for a period of 3 years after 5 years of living with a residence permit
Citizenshipafter 3 years of stay with permanent residency status
National investment fund
Investmentfrom 1 000 000 €
Retention period3 years with the right for further sale of assets
RequirementsCentral Bank of Ireland must approve the investment
Residence Permitvalid for 2 years and may be extended up to 5 years
Permanent Residencyissued for a period of 3 years after 5 years of living with a residence permit
Citizenshipafter 3 years of stay with permanent residency status
Real estate investment fund (REIT)
Investmentfrom 2 000 000 €
Retention period3 years with the right to sell 50% of shares, after 4 years – another 25%
RequirementsReal estate investment fund must have a listing on the Irish Stock Exchange
Residence Permitvalid for 2 years and may be extended up to 5 years
Permanent Residencyissued for a period of 3 years after 5 years of living with a residence permit
Citizenshipafter 3 years of stay with permanent residency status
Donation to a socially significant project
Investmentfrom 500 000 €for one applicantfrom 400 000 €for each applicant in the joint investment
Retention periodnon-refundable
Requirementsabsent
Residence Permitvalid for 2 years and may be extended up to 5 years
Permanent Residencyissued for a period of 3 years after 5 years of living with a residence permit
Citizenshipafter 3 years of stay with permanent residency status

Use the state investment
program of Ireland
to gain EU citizenship
for you and your family

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How to acquire Irish citizenship by investment

1Selection of investment option and preparation of documents

To obtain Irish citizenship by investment, you should choose the investment option and prepare documents required for residence permit application. International Holdings experts will inform you about the existing programs, select the most suitable object with favorable investment requirements and provide assistance in preparing documents.

2Application process and transfer of investment

Our lawyers will submit to the Irish Department of Justice and Equality the prepared package of documents and application for a residence permit for you and your family members. Government reviews the request within 2 months. Once approved, you will be required to make a financial contribution according to the selected option. During the cooperation, International Holdings will provide legal support and monitor compliance with the requirements of the state program.

3Granting residence permit

Subject to all investment conditions are met, the residence permit is issued for 2 years. After this period, the residence permit is extended to 5 years and replaced afterwards by a permanent residence. After 3 years from the date of obtaining permanent residence, a citizenship application can be submitted to the Irish Department of Justice and Equality.

4Obtaining of Irish citizenship

Naturalization procedure requires personal attendance and taking the oath of allegiance in the presence of the authorized Irish immigration representative. As a result, you are officially issued a Certificate of naturalization on which you apply for an EU passport and internal Irish documents.

Why choose International Holdings

Individual selection
of investment options

Qualified support in the process
of obtaining a residence permit
and citizenship

Collection of documents and
legal preparation of the case file

Application and documents submission
to the authorized authorities

Assistance in preparation
of internal documents of the state

Non-disclosure of private data and
information on obtaining
a second citizenship

Learn about the most suitable
investment programs
and become a citizen
of the European Union
in an accelerated time

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