Looking forward to settle down somewhere in Europe, give closer look to the Irish Citizen Entrepreneur Plan leading to Irish Critical Skills Employer Permit (CSEP). This Critical Skills Employment Permit replaces the Green Card type employment permit. The Critical Skills Employment Permit is designed to attract highly skilled people into the labor market with the aim of encouraging them to take up permanent residence in the State. With our help, you can open a company in Ireland and offer yourself, the founder, a position in the company. However, specialization must be consistent with your education and/or experience. Note that the enterprise must be registered and headquartered in Ireland and the investment must support the creation or maintenance of employment. So that option gives you a lot of opportunities. Spouses and dependents up to 23 years old accepted and able to work. After 5 years you and your family can apply for the Irish Passport and have a right to live and work in the UK and EU.
The residency program, Irish Critical Skills Employer Permit (CSEP), offers very convenient conditions including 2-year Irish Critical Skills Employer Permit, a renewable five-year residency visa and a potential route to citizenship and a passport for those choosing to live in the country. It will take about 3 months for immigrational authorities to approve application on Irish Critical Skills Employer Permit.
With English as the official language and with low corporation tax of just 12.5% (one of the lowest in Europe), Ireland has become the European home of some of the world’s largest companies, including Google, Apple and Microsoft.
In order to qualify for the program, the founder/proposed employee must fall into either of the following 2 categories:
1. They must be offered a job with a salary over €32,000 and the job must be listed on the Occupations List (HSOL). For example, Draughts persons and Related Architectural Technicians, Pharmaceutical technicians, Fitness instructors, Credit controllers, Legal associate professionals, Conference and exhibition managers and organizers, Gardeners and landscape gardeners etc. They must also hold a relevant degree or higher;
2. They must be offered a job with a salary over €64,000 and the job can be any job (unless listed on the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits). They must either hold a relevant degree or higher or have the necessary level of experience.
In order to secure an employment permit, the job offer made to the proposed employee must be for a period of at least 2 years. After 2 years employment permit may be renewed.
Cost of Irish Critical Skills Employer Permit
The minimum costs associated with starting a company in Ireland, hiring staff for two years (including Irish director, Irish employee, Accountancy, Corporate assist services), paying fees and issuing a visa will be at least 140,000 euros.
Citizenship of Ireland
In order to apply for Irish citizenship, an applicant must have at least 5 years (or 60 months) reckonable residence in Ireland comprised as follows: one year’s continuous residency in Ireland immediately prior to the date of application and, during the eight years before that, a total residence period of four years.