Ireland: End of the Immigration Investor Programme  

Last Updated on February 26, 2023

Key Points  

  • Ireland will halt new applications for the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) from 15 February 2023 


The government of Ireland will close the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) to new applications beginning 15 February 2023.  

The government will continue to process applications that were submitted prior to 15 February 2023. The proposed closure of the IIP will not affect existing projects already approved under the programme. 

The IIP pathway was introduced for non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who sought to secure immigration permissions on the basis of long-term investment in the country.  

For further information on the closure of the IIP pathway, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

Starting from February 15, 2023, the Irish government will stop accepting new applications for the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) but will continue processing those submitted before this date. The closure will not affect the existing approved projects of non-EEA nationals who invested in Ireland through the IIP programme. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.