Immigrate to Ireland
Why Should You Choose to Immigrate to Ireland?
The Republic of Ireland, or Ireland as it is generally referred to, is becoming a popular destination for immigrants because it has a relatively strong economy and a high standard of living. It is also a member of the European Union, which means Ireland doesn’t require citizens of EU member states to hold visas to enter the country, and vice versa. However, immigrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) need a visa to work, study or visit Ireland.
Ireland’s immigration system is not points based, but is geared towards allowing migrants with skills and expertise that are needed by the Irish economy. It is important to note that Northern Ireland is a separate entity from the Republic of Ireland, and it falls under the immigration rules of the United Kingdom.
In 1923, Ireland signed a ‘Common Travel Area’ agreement with the UK, where Irish citizens can live and work within the UK without requiring a visa or a further work permit and in 2019 an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed that strengthens this will not be impacted by Brexit.
What do You Get by Moving to Ireland?
The Irish government has started opening its doors to immigrants with an immigration system that is geared towards attracting workers with the skills and expertise needed by the Irish economy. Here are the plus points of choosing Ireland as your home:
An Ireland business visa grants residence to the principal applicant, along with the dependents.
It has an attractive tax regime. It has one of the lowest tax rates globally, with a 12.5% corporate tax rate.
Ireland holds the 23rd position (out of 190) in the ease of doing business index and has 6th place in the GDP per capita ranking among 196 countries.
It has a high standard of education and is home to some of the world's best universities, like Trinity College Dublin and University College of Dublin.
Ireland is a member of the EU, WTO and OECD.
Nysa Global's Programs for Immigrating to Ireland
Investment Immigration Program - IIP
You can immigrate to Ireland by choosing to invest in an Irish company regulated and approved by the Central Bank of Ireland.
The Irish Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation (DBEI) will issue employment permits for applicants who want to work or start a business in Ireland. This visa is granted to certain sectors and skills deemed ‘Critical Skills’ that are highly in demand in Ireland.
You can also immigrate to Ireland using a suitable business idea/ expansion/ relocation that qualifies under the Critical Skills Visa categories with the Start-Up Entrepreneur Program, introduced in 2012.
Critical Skills Employment Permit
Ireland’s Critical Skilled Employment Permit (CSEP) is a program that makes it easier for skilled professionals to move to Ireland and work there. The emerging economy is encouraging migrants with specific skills to relocate and meet the demand for certain skills and occupations. This is a job offer based work permit which requires the applicant to have the necessary skill and experience to qualify for the role.
Wondering what your best option is for moving to Ireland? Let our experts at Nysa Global help you figure it out.
Other Residency by Investment Programs Offered by Ireland
The Irish Residency program is another pathway for individuals who want to settle in Ireland with their families subject to an investment made by the individual in the range of €500,000 to €2,000,000 for a specific time period. The four options of investment are:
- €1,000,000 enterprise investment, which can include an investment made in a start-up.
- A €1,000,000 investment fund, which should be approved for the Immigrant Investor Program by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.
- An investment of €2,000,000 in any Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that is listed by the Irish Stock Exchange.
- €500,000 non-refundable philanthropic contribution that is to be invested in a public project that benefits arts, sports, health, culture or areas of education in Ireland.
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Yes, you can add your spouse and children under the age of 18 as dependents on this visa anytime as long as you submit documentary evidence of the same.
If the Minister of Justice and Equality rejects your application, the decision is final, and there is no appeal process. Your rejection letter will include a written statement of your rejection, but you can reapply again at a later date.
Ireland may revoke your visa under the following circumstances:
- If a deportation order is issued against the permit holder.
- If the permit holder is convicted of a criminal offence.
- If it is discovered the permit was fraudulently obtained.
- If the permit holder withdraws their investment.
No, but you must be in a position to make an investment within 90 days of your pre-approval letter being issued.