The Immigrant Investor Programme
The Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) is open to non-EEA nationals who commit to an approved investment in Ireland. The Immigrant Investor Programme requires a minimum investment of €1m, from the applicants own resources and not financed through a loan or other such facility, which must be committed for a minimum of three years.
The Immigrant Investor Programme will open for applications in 2019 as follows:
- Window 1: 4th March 2019 –8th March 2019
- Window 2: 20th May 2019 – 24th May 2019
- Window 3: 19th August 2019 – 23rd August 2019
- Window 4: 21st October 2019 – 25th October 2019
Applications for the Immigrant Investor Programme will be accepted during these periods only.
In accordance with practice, revised IIP guidelines will issue in early 2019 (on or before 8 February) and all applications for 2019 must adhere to these guidelines. In addition, during 2019 a second review of the guidelines will be undertaken as part of the post Independent Review process.
The Start Up Entrepreneur Programme (STEP)
The purpose of the Start-up Entrepreneur Programme is to enable non-EEA nationals and their families who commit to a high potential start up business in Ireland to acquire a secure residency status in Ireland. The Programme was established by the Irish Government in 2012 to stimulate productive investment in Ireland and to offer residency in Ireland with its associated advantages to dynamic business professionals with a proven record of success.
An update will issue during January 2019 regarding the STEP.