Ireland introduced its original investor visa programme in 2012. It was enhanced in 2013 and it now offers the opportunity for applicants from outside the European Union to gain Irish Residency through investing a minimum €1.0 million in an Approved Investment Fund.
The golden visa programme was made available to stimulate investment in Ireland and offer residency to dynamic business professionals with a proven record of success. This is an ideal programme for High Net Worth families seeking residency in Europe and will be particularly attractive to businessmen, entrepreneurs and those seeking a top level of education for their children at world class universities.
Investors must be of good character, demonstrate a minimum net worth of €2 million and have a clean criminal record.
The fund is a low risk investment fund authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. It offers the opportunity for foreign investors to invest in Ireland in return for long term residency status.
The two key objectives of the fund are:
1. Ensure maximum protection of investor funds through a conservative, low risk loan investment policy
2. Issue innovative finance to a portfolio of Irish hotels which will each increase employment levels through the lifetime of the fund
This is an asset backed mutualised debt fund which offers a very secure option for investors seeking access to the Irish Investor Visa Programme.
Investors can gain a €50,000 reduction in the amount needed for investment if they have children who wish to attend university in Ireland. The benefits of a full education in Ireland are attractive. English speaking and offering some of the best universities in Europe, Ireland offers unique opportunities for students and for graduates. Two of the top four universities in Europe for educating entrepreneurs are based in Dublin, namely Trinity College and University College Dublin. In addition due to its access to the EU market, graduates are welcomed by many of the world’s top companies with headquarters in Ireland . They include the likes of Google, Facebook, Intel, Twitter, Citi, Huawei, Pfizer, Takeda, Novartis, Trend Micro and Fujitsu.