Immigrant Investor Programme

Made available to stimulate productive investment in Ireland and to offer residency in Ireland to dynamic business professionals with a proven record of success.

What is the Immigrant Investor Programme?

  • The Irish Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) is a residency by investment scheme that is available to any non-EEA nationals who agree to invest in Ireland and can meet certain requirements.
  • The IIP requires each applicant to submit a minimum investment of €1m, from the applicants own resources (i.e. not through a loan) which must be committed for a minimum of three years.

Do you have a question about the IIP?

Requirements of the IIP

Note: The main applicant’s legal spouse, children under the age of 18 and financially dependent unmarried children between 18-24 years old, may apply as ancillary applicants.

Good Character

Potential investors must be of good character, this includes submitting an affidavit with your application

€1 million

Minimum investment

No Criminal Offences

On top of this, investors must not have been convicted of any criminal offences in any jurisdiction

€2 million

Minimum net worth that investors must prove

Advantages

Why is Ireland attractive to IDLF investors? In truth, there are a multitude of reasons.

IDLF investors understand that the pathway to Irish citizenship is particularly attractive as Irish passport holders have the unique advantage of employment and residency rights in all EU countries and the UK. You will receive a full Stamp 4 visa for five years (renewed every five years), even after the investment period is closed and your money is returned!

The majority of IDLF’s applicants are professionals in the financial, medical and legal sectors. They are established in their careers and not necessarily in any rush to relocate. Under IIP, there is no immediate requirement to move to Ireland. Instead, you will simply be required to spend one day per year in Ireland. This provides flexibility to investors and the ability to plan long term for what is one of the biggest decisions in their lives. A very common option for approved applicants is that the primary applicants stay in their country of origin, continuing their career and business endeavours while their children continue their education in Ireland.

Ireland finished second in the United Nations Human Development Report 2020. This annual ranking examines overall standard of living across 189 countries around the world.

Ireland’s corporate tax rate is very low 12.5% – which has attracted thousands of international organisations (including Facebook, Huawei, Microsoft and Google) to set up their international and European HQs here.

Your Investment

Hotels

IDLF provides attractive finance to luxury hotels in Ireland. These businesses have shown themselves to be resilient, profitable and, despite the challenges of Covid, continue to expand and upgrade. In return for lower cost finance, the hotel is required to spend their financial savings on upgrading the hotel asset (building an extension, refurbishing bedrooms, new facilities, etc.). The hotel must also demonstrate to the IDLF the growth in employment during the 5-year term. This upgrade investment increases the value of the hotel, while also improving the tourism sector and creating new Irish jobs.

Elder Care

The provision of health care for an ageing population in Ireland is central to government policy. The development of assisted living communities to complement the more traditional nursing home offering are areas requiring investment to meet the demands of the population. These facilities provide attractive opportunities for IDLF to offer low-risk finance which supports the expansion and upgrades of these valuable communities.

Social Housing

The development of social/affordable housing is a key priority for the Irish government with a target to deliver over 138,000 additional social housing homes by end 2022. The availability of appropriate development finance to support growth in this sector is recognised as a contributing factor. IDLF takes a conservative approach to lending to this sector and will only provide funding when a local government contract is already in place to purchase or lease all of the properties constructed.