Citizenship-by-investment is on the rise worldwide. Obtaining a second citizenship-through-investment has become a quick process, allowing you to obtain your second citizenship within 2-3 months without any requirement to reside in the country.
In the North Atlantic Ocean, to the South and West of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland (ocially known as Ireland) comprises 26 of the 32 counties on the island of Ireland, with the other six making up Northern Ireland.
In 2012, the Irish Government introduced the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) to support investment in Ireland and enhance Ireland’s position as one of the world’s most globalised economies.
The Irish IIP makes it easier for investors and business professionals from outside the EU to avail of exclusive business opportunities in Ireland.
Ireland is a member of the European Union (EU), the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Ireland enjoys strong trade links and relations with its European neighbours including the United Kingdom and the USA.
The country’s official languages are Irish and English.
Benefits of the Irisih Immigrant Investor Programme
Fast access to a European residency
The application process for the Irish Immigrant Investor Programme is incredibly fast. The whole process can take a period of 4-6 months.
Future security for you and your family
Your Irish residency can be extended to your spouse and dependant children up to the age of 24. The OECD Better Life Index places Ireland 15th of all OECD countries. Therefore, you and your family can enjoy a high standard of living and quality of life.
Access to World-Class Education
Benefit from Ireland’s education system – ranked among the top 10 globally. The country’s capital, Dublin, is also home to the Royal College of Surgeons. Overall, Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact. Globally, the country’s universities rank 2nd for Chemistry and Nanotechnology, 3rd for Animal, Dairy and Agricultural Sciences and 4th for Mathematics.
There’s a reason why Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Apple and Google all have head offices in Ireland: it offers an incredible business environment. In 2019, Ireland has been ranked among the top 50 richest economies having growth over 4%. Ireland is also the 8th best country for business worldwide. Corporate tax is only 12.5%, and the country is home to a young and educated workforce.
To qualify for the Irish Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP), an applicant must meet the following criteria:
Be a Non-EEA national.
Must provide proof of a personal net worth of at least EUR 2 million.
Ability to fulfil the investment required by the programme.
Hold a clean personal background and no criminal records.