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Ireland Investor Visa

The Republic of Ireland is now the only English speaking country in the European Union following the UK’s vote to leave the EEA. 


It is now the most desirable investor visa program due to its stable political environment, rapid economic expansion, world-class education and healthcare systems, guaranteed returns on your investment in terms of annual dividends and a low residence requirement of one day per year.  


Ireland Investor Visa is an excellent program for high-net worth investors who are looking for a more cost-effective option than the UK Tier 1 Investor route and who still wish to main their main source of income and residence abroad. 


Sterling Immigration have a clear transparent process to enable you to secure a visa and then make an eligible investment in an Irish enterprise.  This point in very important. In contrast to other investor visa programs, the Ireland Investor Visa program does not require you to purchase a property or transfer money into a trust account before you have secured a visa. You only invest your money into an Irish enterprise after you have secured your visa.  




To qualify for the Ireland Investor Visa, an interested applicant must:


  • Have a net worth of €2,000,000 or equivalent. 


  • Have access to a minimum of €1,000,000 to invest in Ireland and the investment must be committed for a minimum of 5 years after the business is in operation.


  • The investment must be within a government approved program


  • At least 18 years’ old



Program Benefits


  • Passive 5-year investment in an Irish enterprise.

  • Guaranteed annual dividends of €10,000 in each of the first 3 years and €20,000 in years 4 and 5 (Total: €70,000 over the 5-year term).

  • Minimum residency requirement 1 day per year.

  • Financing available, upon approval.

  • No English language requirement.

  • No age, education or business experience requirements. 


  • No tax on worldwide income.

  • Free world class education for their children.

  • Applicant, spouse and children can work or study at world class institutes in Ireland.

  • Excellent medical scheme, applicant only need to take a private Irish health insurance which costs €2,000 per year for a family of four to enjoy full private medical coverage.

  • After 5 years, you do not need to maintain any investment and will receive 5-year extensions of your permanent residence card indefinitely provided you visit Ireland for 1 day each year.

  • Eligible to apply for Irish Citizenship from as early as year 5 giving visa-free access to over 170 countries around the world.

  • A safe, stable country, renowned for its excellent quality of life and the EU's fastest growing economy.

  • Efficient application process, applicant, spouse and children (age 24 or under) can obtain residency in Ireland as fast as 4-10 months.

  • Great alternative to the UK Tier 1 Investor Program

Portugal Golden Visa

The Portugal Golden Visa program launched in 2012 and has proven to be the most popular scheme in Europe with investors attracted to its flexibility and benefits.   Investors, their spouse and dependent children will secure a residency permit by simply investing in Portugal’s real estate market.


We are an international immigration law firm with a professional team and network across Asia, Europe and North America.  With Sterling as your partner, we take the stress and uncertainty out of the Portugal Golden Visa process by presenting real estate projects which will provide a good return on your investment.  You and your family will secure your long-term status in a stable and sought after European country with an excellent standard of living. 


To qualify for Portugal Golden Visa, an interested applicant must:


  • Visit Portugal to view eligible real estate investments.


  • Invest on one or more properties with the total value of €500,000


  • Visit Portugal for two weeks every two years to renew the Portuguese Golden Visa.


  • Have no criminal record


  • No previous refusal of visit or entry in EU


  • Sufficient medical insurance (in the event you decide to reside in Portugal)



Program Benefits


Applicant will gain a residency permit for whole family including dependent family members. The golden visa can be renewed every two years providing the applicant spends two weeks in the country every two years.


  • The applicant and dependents may apply for permanent resident after 5 years and citizenship after 6 years without the need to reside in Portugal. 


  • Citizenship of Portugal and a second passport conveys the right to live, work and study anywhere in the European Union.


  • Fast processing – visas are issued within 3 months in most cases. 


  • EU Schengen visa travel

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)



Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean. With some 365 beaches of clean turquoise waters, the lush tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. 


Antigua and Barbuda CIP is the most desirable of all the citizenship by investment programs in the Caribbean due to its tax advantages, stable political environment and world class resorts. From Hollywood celebrities to international bankers to Chinese billionaires to Dubai royalty and French aristocracy, Antigua and Barbuda attract high-profile new residents from all over the world. 




To qualify for Antigua and Barbuda Golden Visa, an interested applicant must:


  • At least age 18 or above.

  • Have no criminal record and pass a Due Diligence examination.

  • Reside in country for a minimum 5 days per year within the first 5 years.

  • Invest in one of the following government pre-approved projects:


  1. Contribute a minimum of US$200,000 to the National Development Fund (NDF) for the principal applicant & dependents.

  2. Invest at least US$400,000 in one or more of the government pre-approved real estate projects and the property must be held for at least 5 years.

  3. Invest a minimum of US$1,500,000 directly into an eligible business.


Dependent Family Members


Family applications will be considered to include the following family members;


  • A spouse of the main applicant

  • A child of the main applicant or his or her spouse who is less than 18 years of age

  • A child of the main applicant or his or her spouse who is at least 18 years and less than 26 years of age and who is in full time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning and fully supported by the main applicant

  • A child of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is at least 18 years of age, who is physically or mentally challenged, and who is living with and fully supported by the main applicant

  • Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or his or her spouse above the age of 65 years living with and fully supported by the main applicant.


For the purposes of the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program ‘child’ means a biological or legally adopted child of the main applicant, or of the spouse of the main applicant.



Program Benefits:


  • No language, education and business experience requirements.

  • Friendly taxation system in Antigua, there is no global tax on worldwide income of economic citizens.  No capital gain tax and estate tax for residents as well.

  • Holders of Antigua and Barbuda passport enjoy visa free travel to over 130 countries including Canada, UK, and the countries of the Schengen area. 

  • Quick processing time that normally takes 6 to 7 months.

  • Healthy returns on real estate investment. 



Work with Us


Sterling Immigration is an authorized representative of one of the Caribbean’s biggest and most exclusive resort developers who have developed several gated community projects which are approved for investment through the CIP. Antiguan real estate presents an excellent return on investment.


To learn more please contact us.