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?

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, also known as the Irish Golden Visa, allows eligible candidates to obtain Irish residency status.

Play Video

Immigrant Investor Programme Options


Eligible projects include those in the fields of art, education, health, culture and sports. A philantropic 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 investment


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 investment


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”.

Why choose Gibson & associates LLP as your immigrant investor programme partner


Irish Immigration Law Firm

30 Years





Support & Guidance

Meet the immigration team, your partners for the immigrant investor programme

No Win No Fee Solicitors

Sharon Shaw

Head of immigration

Kellie McLauglin

Immigration Consultant

Mariana Cambauva

Immigration Consultant

No Win NO Fee Dublin

Aisling Harden

Immigration Assistant

Global companies with HQs in Ireland

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No. Applications can be submitted at any time.

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.

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.

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.

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

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%.


Knowledge center

Whiplash Claims Solicitors

Ireland is paving the way for Start ups

The first half of 2021 was a good time for tech startups and scaleups. Companies raised €932 million in the period. That’s more than all of 2018 and almost equal to the whole of 2019. The total number of companies being funded also increased by 22%.


Ireland is the best place in the worlds for Healthcare start Ups

Ireland is home to nine of the world’s ten largest pharmaceutical companies and we are the largest net exporter of pharmaceuticals in the EU. These world-class companies across technology and healthcare, together with academia and government-supported research centres, have created an unrivalled talent pool.



Today there are more than 900 software companies based in Ireland, employing more than 24,000 people. Ireland is the second biggest exporter of software in the world, accounting for €16 billion worth each year, according to IDA Ireland


Ms Shanahan, CEO and founder of ClearAccessIP, chose the immigration law team at Gibson & Associates to provide vital assistance in applying for an investor visa, allowing her to establish a connection and residency in Ireland.

Other Immigration Services


entrepenuership scheme

work permits

Your Investor visa partners - join us today

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.