The Start-up Entrepreneur Programme (STEP) grants non-EEA nationals Irish residency status if they bring a high potential start-up business to Ireland.
Established in 2012 to stimulate productive investment in Ireland, the programme offers residency in Ireland to dynamic business professionals with a proven record of success.
If you’re approved, you and your family will be able to enter Ireland on multi-entry visas, with permission to remain in the country for defined periods of time and the possibility of on-going renewal.
Entrepreneur Visa Application
When applying, there are a few things that are key to your STEP application success.
1. You need to clearly demonstrate that you have the minimum funds that the programme requires. If you are the first founder of the start-up this is €50k. For any subsequent founder, this is €30k.
2. You need to include a detailed and robust business plan.
If these two criteria can be met, an independent committee will then examine your application on its unique merits.
This is where the solicitors at Gibson & Associates can really help you.
Our specialised team have the experience and skill to make sure your application is both compelling and persuasive. We’ll take complete ownership of the application, keeping you informed along the way. This leaves you to get on with building your business.
You and your circumstances are unique – your solicitor should be too. Get in touch with our experienced immigration team today, and we’ll get back to you within 3 hours or less.