IRELAND: CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION

We will be pleased to answer and discuss any concerns you may have on the citizenship process to Ireland.

LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act

CONDITIONS

  1. To live in Ireland for at least five (5) years out of nine (9) years;
  2. Be of a good character;
  3. Must provide documents that you have adequate knowledge of English.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. Completed application forms;
  2. Recent photo ID, 34×45 mm;
  3. Passport;
  4. Birth certificate;
  5. Marriage certificate;
  6. Irish residence permit card (documents confirming your Irish Status);
  7. Police certificate;
  8. Evidence of a minimum five (5) years of stay on the territory of Ireland (Naturalization residency calculator);
  9. Bank certificates and statements to present sufficient financial funds to support yourself and/or your dependents;
  10. Documents confirming your professional and/or business activity.

CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

  1. We will provide you a consultation concerning the procedures of obtaining a citizenship of Ireland;
  2. You will have to prepare and legalize the required documents;
  3. We have a team of sworn translators who are responsible for translating all the documents into English;
  4. We prepare your application and when it is complete we will submit it to the Irish Immigration authorities;
  5. You will receive a letter notifying you the status of your application and a reference number through which you can obtain information regarding the progress of your case;
  6. The decision will be delivered within approximately six (6) months;
  7. The Minister of Justice and Equality makes the decisions and will notify you regarding your application;
  8. You will be invited to a citizenship ceremony in which you will receive your Irish certificate of naturalization;
  9. Afterwards, you must include your certificate of naturalization when you apply for an Irish passport to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

FAMILY MEMBERS

Children under 18 years old are included in the citizenship process will obtain the Irish citizenship.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Ireland allows people to have dual citizenship. That being the case, you do not need to renounce on your other citizenship(s).

OUR SERVICES IN IRELAND:

  1. Residence permit in Ireland for property investors and entrepreneurs;
  2. Set up a company, business and financial plans;
  3. Student visa in Ireland;
  4. Assistance in: bank account, medical insurance, school for children, exchange of driver license etc.;
  5. Legal service in corporate, banking, immigration and administration law;
  6. Renting / buying a property;
  7. Renewal of residence permits in Ireland;
  8. Application for Irish permanent residency;
  9. Application for Citizenship of Ireland.

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IRELAND: IMMIGRATION FOR INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS

We will be pleased to answer and discuss any concerns you may have on the immigration and citizenship process to Ireland. 

In addition to our standard service, in which we assist the client throughout every step, we offer private support to our clients. Our staff can be assigned to meet you in the city where you live or work for personal meetings. The purpose of those meetings is to provide assistance and personalized service during your immigration process.

LAWS AND REGULATIONS:

Immigration Act 2004 (Immigrant Investor Programme)

CONDITIONS:

  1. Possess a net worth of not less than 2,000,000 EUR, AND
  2. Invest 1,000,000 EUR in government debt bonds for five (5) years, OR
  3. Invest 500,000 EUR in an Irish company for three (3) years, OR
  4. Invest 2,000,000 EUR in an Irish Real Estate Investment Trust for three (3) years (must be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange), OR
  5. Purchase a property in Ireland that is worth 450,000 EUR combined with a 500,000 EUR investment in the Immigrant Investor Bond for five (5) years (total investment of 950,000 EUR).

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Completed application forms
  2. Recent photo ID, 35×45 mm
  3. Passport and identity card
  4. Birth certificate
  5. Marriage certificate
  6. Police certificate for the last 10 years
  7. Documents confirming your professional and/or business activity (income, job title, employment contract, monthly/annual salary, company founding documents, inheritance)
  8. Documents confirming the legal source of your net worth
  9. Bank letters confirming the existence of funds for a selected investment (can be bank statements if the bank is not regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland)
  10. Supported documents confirming the selected financial investment
  11. Business and financial plan, AND
  12. Audited accounts of the Irish company, OR
  13. Certificate confirming the number of shares in an Irish Real Estate Investment Trust, OR
  14. Property purchase agreement, OR
  15. Documents describing how your endowment can be of public benefit in Ireland

IMMIGRATION PROCESS:

  1. We will provide you a consultation regarding: the process of immigration to Ireland, the procedures of obtaining a residence permit, questions related to education, insurance, integration, healthcare, administrative and other aspects associated with your move to Ireland
  2. Signature of the agreement
  3. You have to prepare and legalize the required documents
  4. We have a team of sworn translators who are responsible for translating all the documents into English
  5. We will submit your application to the Irish Evaluation Committee
  6. The Irish Evaluation Committee will provide you with an approval for your selected investment
  7. You have to finance your selected investment
  8. You obtain an Irish immigration visa, allowing you to come to Ireland
  9. When you arrive to Ireland, you will be issued a residence permit, valid for two (2) years and is renewable for an additional three (3) years
  10. After living in Ireland for five (5) years, you may apply for Irish permanent resident card, valid for ten (10) years

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  1. The immigrant investor bond is a Government guaranteed investment
  2. In order to conserve your Irish residence permit, you must visit Ireland at least once at year. Otherwise, there are no requirements of a minimum period of stay on the territory of Ireland

FAMILY MEMBERS:

The members of your family will be included in the immigration process to Ireland. Therefore, they will obtain an Irish residence permit.

IRISH CITIZENSHIP:

You may apply for Irish citizenship after living in Ireland for at least five (5) years in a period of eight (8) years.

OUR SERVICES IN IRELAND:

  1. Residence permit in Ireland for property investors and entrepreneurs.
  2. Set up a company, business and financial plans
  3. Student visa in Ireland
  4. Assistance in: bank account, medical insurance, school for children, exchange of driver license etc.
  5. Legal service in corporate, banking, immigration and administration law
  6. Renting / buying a property
  7. Renewal of residence permits in Ireland.
  8. Application for Irish permanent residency.
  9. Application for Citizenship of Ireland.

Start your immigration procedure with us.

If you request more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

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IRELAND: STUDENT VISA

We will be pleased to answer and discuss any concerns you may have on the immigration process to Ireland. 

ACT AND REGULATION

Immigration Act 2004 (Visas)

CONDITIONS

The applicant must have the following:

  1. A letter of acceptance from an academic institution in Ireland on a full time basis (at least 15 hours of class per week)
  2. Sufficient means of substance to cover tuition fees, healthcare and personal expenses (living costs)

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. Completed application forms
  2. Two recent photos ID, 35×45 mm
  3. Copies of a passport (and all the pages)
  4. Copies of an ID card
  5. Certificate of birth
  6. Certified copy of a diploma or a certificate from the country of origin
  7. Confirmation documents of registration certifying that the applicant has been admitted to an academic institution in Ireland
  8. Proof of knowledge of the language of instruction (not necessary is this is taken into account in the admission process)
  9. Proof that the tuition fees were fully paid to the academic institution if the amount is lower than 6,000 EUR (fees are refundable in case of a student visa refusal)
  10. Medical certificate issued by an authorized doctor, certifying that the applicant is not carrying a contagious or a severe disease
  11. Health insurance (private) covering all risks on the territory of Ireland
  12. A bank certificate confirming the existence of sufficient resources to live and study in Ireland. The resources are determined by a guaranteed minimum monthly income (584 EUR/ month x 12 months))
  13. A lease contract of an apartment or a property ownership deed in Ireland

PROCESS

  1. Complete consultation regarding the process of obtaining a student visa in Ireland
  2. Prepare and formalize all the necessary documents in order to forward them to us
  3. We have a team of sworn translators who are responsible for translating all the documents into English
  4. Registration to an academic institution in Ireland
  5. We will prepare the immigration file and apply to the Consulate of Ireland
  6. The student visa will be issued by a consular service within 8 weeks.

FAMILY

The spouse or married or civil partner and children of an international student may come to Ireland and apply for a residence permit in the following cases:

  1. The international student must prove of sufficient funds on an annual basis for all the members of the family in charge
  2. The international student will complete a PhD studies (level 10) during 4 years

WORK IN IRELAND

The applicant may work in Ireland up to 20 hours per week during an academic session and up to 40 hours per week during holidays.

OUR SERVICES IN IRELAND:

  1. Residence permit in Ireland for property investors and entrepreneurs.
  2. Set up a company, business and financial plans
  3. Student visa in Ireland
  4. Assistance in: bank account, medical insurance, school for children, exchange of driver license etc.
  5. Legal service in corporate, banking, immigration and administration law
  6. Renting / buying a property
  7. Renewal of residence permits in Ireland.
  8. Application for Irish permanent residency.
  9. Application for Citizenship of Ireland.

Start your immigration procedure with us.

If you request more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

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IMMIGRATION TO IRELAND

Ireland has a very open economy and as such, it benefits from the boom in world trade. The national drive to encourage overseas companies to relocate here has existed in Ireland for many decades. Many companies have placed Ireland at the center of their European networks since the combination of various factors make Ireland an obvious choice. Ireland’s sympathetic tax regime and financial support systems for research and development emphasize the Government’s determination to attract foreign business.

IRELAND: IMMIGRATION FOR INVESTORS

Successful applicants will be granted residence in Ireland for two years which can then be renewed for a further three years. After five years, participants under the program will be permitted to apply for long term residence in Ireland.

In order to be considered for the programme the investor must propose an investment in one or more of the following categories:

  1. A minimum investment of €1,000,000 in government bonds issued by Ireland. The bond has a term of five years and an annual interest rate of 0%
  2. Investment in a residential property of a minimum value of 450 000 EUR and a straight investment of 500 000 EUR into the immigrant investor bond. The minimum of total investment : 950 000 EUR.
  3. A minimum investment of € 500,000 in Irish enterprises for at least 3 years. The enterprise may be a start-up established by the investor or an existing business registered in Ireland. The enterprise must be registered and located in Ireland
  4. Investment funds: Invest the amount of €500,000 in an approved fund.
  5. Real Estate Investment: A minimum investment of €2 million in any Irish REIT that is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. The €2 million investment may be spread across a number of different Irish REITs.

IRELAND: EVALUATION PROCESS

The application process has two stages:

I. Stage one – application for investment and immigration approval. In the application stage candidates will submit their applications and all related documentation for approval by the Evaluation Committee.

II. Stage two – issue of residence permission: Once approved, the permission will be issued with the residence authorizations when the following conditions have been met:

  1. The proposed investment was followed through and evidence of the transfer of funds has been supplied to INIS.
  2. The applicant has submitted the required affidavit confirming their good character and lack of criminal convictions.

IRELAND: RENEWAL

Permission will be renewed and afterward subject to:

  1. The investment remaining in place for the designated period
  2. An assessment by the Evaluation Committee of the integrity of the investment
  3. The candidates upholding their good character
  4. The candidates maintaining their private medical insurance.

On renewal, residency permission will be granted for three years. Subsequent permission may be renewed in five year installments.

IRELAND: CITIZENSHIP (NATURALISATION)

  1. Have been living in Ireland continuously for five (5) consecutive years or five (5) years during the preceding eight (8) years;
  2. Have been residing in Ireland for the 12-month period immediately preceding your application,
  3. Intend to continue to reside in Ireland after naturalisation,
  4. Make a declaration of fidelity to the Nation and loyalty to the State.

OUR SERVICES IN IRELAND:

  1. Residence permit in Ireland for property investors, entrepreneurs and home owners.
  2. Set up a company, business and financial plans
  3. Student visa in Ireland
  4. Assistance in: bank account, medical insurance, school for children, exchange of driver license etc.
  5. Legal service in corporate, banking, immigration and administration law
  6. Renting / buying a property
  7. Renewal of residence permits in Ireland.
  8. Application for Irish permanent residency.
  9. Application for Citizenship of Ireland.

Start your immigration procedure with us.

If you request more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

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IRELAND: CITIZENSHIP

We will be pleased to answer and discuss any concerns you may have on the immigration process to Ireland. 

ACTS AND REGULATIONS

  • Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956

IRELAND: CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH

A person born in the island of Ireland after 1 January 2005 to parents, at least one of whom was an Irish or British citizen, has an entitlement of Irish citizenship.

Otherwise, a person born in the island of Ireland after 1 January 2005 is entitled to Irish citizenship only if, during the four (4) year period immediately preceding the person’s birth, one of the parents has been resident of Ireland for a period of not less than three (3) years.

IRELAND: CITIZENSHIP THROUGH DESCENT

  1. If either of your parents was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth, you are an Irish citizen, irrespective of the location.
  2. If you were born outside Ireland to an Irish citizen who was himself or herself born in Ireland, then you are entitled to be an Irish citizen.
  3. If you are of the third or subsequent generation born abroad to an Irish citizen (in other words, one of your parents is an Irish citizen but none of your parents or grandparents were born in Ireland), you may be entitled to become an Irish citizen by having your birth registered in the Foreign Births Register; this depends on whether your parent through whom you derive Irish citizenship had himself or herself become an Irish citizen by being registered in the Foreign Births Register before you were born. 

IRELAND: CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION

Naturalization is a process whereby a non-Irish national can apply to become an Irish citizen. If you are applying for naturalization based on your own residence in the State, the conditions for naturalization are as follows:

  1. You must be of legal age (18+)
  2. You must prove to be of good character.
  3. You must have had a period of one (1) year’s continuous reckonable residence in the State immediately before the date of the application and, during the eight (8) years preceding that, have had a total reckonable residence in the State amounting to four (4) years
  4. You must intend in good faith to continue to reside in the State after naturalization by making a declaration of fidelity to the nation and loyalty to the State and undertake to faithfully observe the laws of the State and to respect its democratic values.

CONDITIONS

  1. Is of legal age (18+),
  2. Are married to each other, have been married to each other for a period of not less than three (3) years, living together, as attested to by proclamation submitted by the resident to the Minister in the prescribed form, OR
  3. Are civil partners of each other, have been civil partners of each other for a period of not less than three (3) years, and are living together, as attested to by affidavit submitted by the citizen to the Minister in the prescribed form,
  4. Is, in the case of a spouse, in a marriage recognized under the local laws,
  5. Has at least one (1)year’s continuous residence on the island of Ireland,
  6. Had, during the four (4) years immediately preceding, a total residence in Ireland totaling at least 2 years,
  7. Intends, in good faith to continue to reside in Ireland after naturalization,
  8. Made a declaration of fidelity to the nation and loyalty to the State,
  9. Undertaken to faithfully observe the laws of the State and to respect its democratic values.

OUR SERVICES IN IRELAND:

  1. Residence permit in Ireland for property investors, entrepreneurs and home owners.
  2. Set up a company, business and financial plans
  3. Student visa in Ireland
  4. Assistance in: bank account, medical insurance, school for children, exchange of driver license etc.
  5. Legal service in corporate, banking, immigration and administration law
  6. Renting / buying a property
  7. Renewal of residence permits in Ireland.
  8. Application for Irish permanent residency.
  9. Application for Citizenship of Ireland

Start your immigration procedure with us.

If you request more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Inimex Inc. (International Immigration Experts)

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BUSINESS IN IRELAND

We are very committed to giving you the very best service and we do this with the very best and experienced staff in and out of the country.

COMPANIES IN IRELAND

The following types of company are available to entrepreneurs looking to set up a business in Ireland and must be registered with the CRO (Companies Registration Office). Please note some exceptions apply and INIMEX INC. will gladly provide further details on this matter:

  1. Single member company – this type of company allows for a person (acting alone) to start a company limited by shares or a guarantee company with share capital;

  2. Private company limited by shares – for such a company, the liability is limited to the amount owed to the members;
  3. Private company limited by guarantee with share capital – in this case, the liability is limited to the contribution by the members to the assets of the company and the amount owed on such shares;

  4. Limited Partnership – it is not a separate legal entity and requires one limited partner and one general partner (maximum 20 persons). The limited members’ liability is limited to their contribution and the general member’s liability is unlimited (as per Limited Partnership Act 1907);

  5. Public limited company – the liability is limited by shares.There is a minimum requirement of 7 members and a minimum capital of €38,000;
  6. Public company limited by guarantee (without share capital) – the liability is limited to the contribution by the members to the assets of the company, in the event of its closing;

  7. Unlimited company – public/private – shareholders have unlimited liability;

  8. Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) – Public Limited Companies formed under EC Regulation and the Companies Acts (1963 – -2012). Summarized as the collective investment in transferable securities of publicly-raised capital operating under risk-sharing basis;
  9. European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIG) – options where businesses within the EU can engage in cross-border trade to facilitate or develop its members’ economic activities;

  10. European Company (‘Societas Europaea‘) – this type of business can operate across Europe and must comply with EU law directly applicable in all member countries;

  11. Place of business or Branch – any company incorporated outside Ireland must register the opening of any Branch or Place of Business with the CRO (E.C. Regulations– S.I. no. 395 of 1993 or  Part XI of the Companies Act 1963) within 30 days of such opening;

Corporate tax in Ireland

  • 12.5% on trading income;
  • 25% on non-trading income (investments, rental, etc.);

Rates of duty on residential property purchased in Ireland

  • 1% of the purchase price for a property, up to €1 000 000;
  • 2% for any excess of the purchase price over €1 000 000.

OUR SERVICES IN IRELAND:

  1. Residence permit in Ireland for property investors, entrepreneurs and home owners.
  2. Set up a company, business and financial plans
  3. Student visa in Ireland
  4. Assistance in: bank account, medical insurance, school for children, exchange of driver license etc.
  5. Legal service in corporate, banking, immigration and administration law
  6. Renting / buying a property
  7. Renewal of residence permits in Ireland.
  8. Application for Irish permanent residency.
  9. Application for Citizenship of Ireland

Start your immigration procedure with us.

If you request more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Inimex Inc. (International Immigration Experts)

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