The Irish Residency Program is an ideal route for high net worth individuals and their immediate families seeking to acquire permanent residency in Ireland.
The program provides a wide range of investment options, ranging from €500,000 to €2,000,000, and grants a residency permit for up to 5 years with the possibility of ongoing renewal, initial permission is given for 2 years, further renewal for a period of 3 years.
The Ireland Immigrant Investor Program is officially a residency program, however, after 5 years, if the appropriate conditions are met, you can either apply for Irish permanent residence or qualify for Irish citizenship.
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In order to be considered for the program you can choose any one of the 4 investment options, which will grant you and your family permission to reside in Ireland. You do not have to live in Ireland, but you must visit Ireland at least once a year, in order to extend your residency.
Astons’ focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service, assisting you with a residency application. We will hand hold you through the Irish residency acquisition process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and then follow up to application approval.
Astons Immigration advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and help you select the most suitable program and Investment option.
In order to apply you must:
• be at least 18 years of age;
• have no previous criminal convictions;
• have legally accumulated a minimum personal net worth of €2 million and provide evidence of the source of the investment funds.
The main applicant may also add dependents to a residency application, including spouses/partners and children under 24.
A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the documents collection stage. Experienced immigration advisers will be checking a scan of each document for compliance to ensure all requirements are met, including proof of investment documentation.
The complete application along with all supporting documents will be submitted to the Irish Department of Justice. Ireland Investor Visa applications are only accepted during official intake “windows” that occur 4 times a year and last about 5 days each.
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
Once your investor visa application is approved, you will be required to complete the investment and submit proof that the investment has been made in full within one month.
Once the investment has been transferred, you will need to visit Ireland to complete the residency permission process. You and your family members will be granted an initial 2 year residency permission. This residency permission is extended for 3 years. Thereafter, the residency permission is renewed every 5 years.
To be eligible to apply for Irish citizenship, you must have been physically resident in Ireland for at least 12 months immediately prior to application, and must have been physically resident in Ireland for 4 of the preceding 8 years prior to application.
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