Immigrant Investor Programme Ireland

We have helped our clients through Irish Immigrant Investor programme secure an investor visa and to obtain residency in Ireland

Partner with Gibson & Associates LLP, one of Ireland’s leading Immigration Law Firms. With our support and guidance, you can ensure that we will deliver the best possible outcome to suit your requirements.

What is the Immigrant Investor Programme Ireland (IIP)?

The Irish government launched the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) in 2012 to encourage business professionals and investors from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to invest and build their business interests in Ireland.

The program, allows eligible candidates to obtain Irish residency status.

Immigrant Investor Programme Options


Eligible projects include those in the fields of art, education, health, culture and sports. A philanthropic contribution with no return, no financial return will be rewarded.

Minimum Donation


Enterprise Investment

Invest in either one Irish enterprise or divide the investment over several enterprises and create employment. The investment must help with creation of jobs.

Minimum Donation


Investment Fund

Invest in equity stakes in companies not quoted on any stock exchange. Fund and fund managers must be regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Minimum Donation


You are in trusted hands to help you secure an immigrant investor programme

We have already secured Investor Visas for high-profile clients.

California-based businesswoman Nicole Shanahan invests €500,000 in an endowment option.

Speaking of the investment into Ireland, Ms Shanahan said she aligns with “culture and leadership that are refreshingly progressive in a way that is compatible with my own values.

I am someone that believes in science and service to the community through work and charity.

I’m very much attracted to the rising thought leadership in Ireland, especially as it relates to social policy, education and the environment”.

Meet The Immigration Team, Your Partners For The Immigrant Investor Programme

With offices in Dublin and Letterkenny, and associates around the country, we’re perfectly positioned to help you whether you live in Dublin, Galway, Cork or Donegal or anywhere in between.

Sharon Shaw
Operations Manager – Immigration

Kellie McLaughlin
Immigration Consultant

Mariana Cambauva
Immigration Consultant

Aisling Harden
Senior Legal Support

What Our Clients Think Of The Immigrant Investor Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of the Immigrant Investor Programme?

Key benefits of investing in Ireland include:

  • Irish citizenship through investment after five years’ residency
  • Recognition of dual nationality visa-free for 172 countries
  • A free, high-quality medical and health system
  • Free primary and secondary education for children
  • No management experience required
  • No barriers regarding age, education or language (applicants must be over 18 years)
  • A requirement to visit Ireland on only one day each year

Is there a limit on applications for the Investor Visa Programme

No. Applications can be submitted at any time.

What can I do if my application is rejected?

A rejection of an IIP application is final and there is no process for appeal. You will receive a letter outlining the reasons for your rejection.

You are free to make a new application at a later date.

What countries are investing in Ireland?

Ireland is increasingly becoming one of the best places in the world to do business. It is no surprise that we are considered one of the top three countries for investment. Countries including China, the US, United Arab Emirates, Brazil and India are among the biggest investors in Ireland.

Will My Family And I Obtain Citizenship Via The Investor Visa Programme?

Successful investor visa applicant and their families can apply for Irish citizenship after 5 years, if the eligibility for Irish citizenship has been met. Since 2019, you must be able to demonstrate that you have been in continual residency (without breaks) in Ireland the year before application for citizenship.

Does Ireland Allow Dual Citizenship?

Yes, Ireland allows dual citizenship, so if you apply for your Irish passport after five years residency, you can also retain your original citizenship.

What about taxes?

The Irish tax system is based on residence, so there is no tax on worldwide income for nonresidents (if you decide you don’t want to live in Ireland during your residence). However, you will be taxed on Irish-sourced income, including the income from your investments, as well as income remitted to Ireland. That said, the corporate tax rate is only 12.5%.

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Our passion is to make a difference in the lives of our clients. We take the time understand your goal and your values to ensure your investment is aligned to your requirements. Our values and our promise to our clients is to be opened, honest and transparent to ensure we deliver the best possible outcome for our clients.

Speak to our Immigration team to discuss the immigrant investor programme, we are happy to assist you.

What’s different about Gibson & Associates LLP Solicitors

Our expertise

Gibson & Associates LLP is one of Ireland’s leading law firms. No matter your situation, our team will use their experience to make sure that you benefit from the best possible outcome.

Our ethos

We put our clients at the heart of everything we do and work tirelessly to get the best results.

We treat clients and each other the way we’d like to be treated and for us “good enough” just isn’t good enough!

We’re fast and responsive

When you make contact with our team, you’ll hear back from us within 3 hours or less – that’s our promise.

We use clear simple language

We don’t try to impress with “legalese” and jargon.  We use clear, plain language.

We give you a dedicated point of contact

The person responsible for your case will never change. You’ll be assigned a dedicated point of contact who will take charge of your case from start to finish.

Our transparency

At Gibson & Associates LLP, we’re clear about our processes and transparent when it comes to costs.

Before progressing any case, we offer a no-obligation consultation with our client care team and will provide you with practical options.

Integrity and transparency are core to how we work with all of our clients and means we’ll always treat your case as if it was our own.

Why Choose Gibson & Associates LLP?

We are one of Ireland’s leading law firms dedicated to using our years of experience to make sure that you benefit from the best possible outcome. We will be by your side throughout the process applying for Irish citizenship , using clear, plain language to explain your options and the next steps you should take.

You and your circumstances are unique – your solicitor should be too. You will be assigned a dedicated point of contact who will take charge of your case from start to finish – this person will never change.

Our solicitors put their clients at the heart of everything they do and work tirelessly to get you the best results. We treat clients the way we would like to be treated – for us, ‘good enough’ just isn’t good enough! Call us now on +353 (0)1 264 5555.