On Tuesday 14 February, the Irish government announced the closure of the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP). IIP applications via approved projects may be granted a grace period of three months to submit the finalised application. Any interest in IIP is the last chance and would have to apply on an urgent and immediate basis or the programme will no longer be available. Contact us now.

Why Ireland and why invest in the IIP? A fireside chat with Bartra CEO and valued client Sally Yeh

Welcoming, open and safe, despite its small size Ireland has become an international hotspot for investment and immigration. In 2021, while the world was in lockdown, Ireland’s population rose above 5 million for the first time since 1851. “We see many people moving in for better education, higher paid jobs, and greater accessibility to the EU or to our close friends like the US and UK,” said James Hartshorn, CEO of Bartra Wealth Advisors in our most recent Immigration Insights video. “It is the fastest-growing economy in the EU and was one of the very few European countries that was able to see positive economic growth during the first year of the global coronavirus pandemic. It had double-digit GDP growth last year of 13.5% and this year that’s forecast to be around 5-6%, which is not bad, given the current high inflation rate.”

“Ireland has high-quality education and a reputation as both the Silicon Valley of Europe, the leading force in Big Data, and a new financial centre,” he added. “Many multinational brands, international companies, tech companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Apple, financial services companies like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and State Street, and medical and pharmaceutical businesses, all have their European headquarters in Ireland. The country offers myriad job opportunities.”

James Hartshorn, CEO and Co-founder of Bartra Wealth Advisors

There are plenty of other reasons why Ireland has become a preferred immigration country for families. At Bartra, we always enjoy the conversations we have with our clients to understand how they plan for the future and their reasons for choosing Ireland as their immigration destination.

For our most recent Immigration Insights video, we spoke with IIP investor Sally Yeh, who is originally from Taiwan and has lived and worked in Hong Kong in the financial industry since 2009, about her reasons for choosing the IIP and Bartra over other immigration programmes.

Many high-net-worth professionals like Sally favour Ireland’s IIP due to the greater flexibility and cost certainty it offers. Simplicity is another reason. “Ireland is one of six English-speaking countries where permanent residency (PR) can be obtained by investment in one step, over a short period of time and through a simple application process,” says Jeffrey Ling, Regional Director of Bartra Wealth Advisors. Interested to learn more about the IIP? Click to read our blog.

As well as Sally, we have spoken to number of other Bartra clients, including Luna Wu, who has received repayment and interest from our nursing home project, and Bruce Zheng, who invested in Bartra’s social housing and was fully repaid last month.

We take pride in our client testimonials. At Bartra Wealth Advisors, we strive to provide our clients with the best IIP-qualified projects, world-class experience and end-to-end services, and the feedback we receive is motivation to keep expanding our business to new markets so we can offer our direct investment and immigration services to more clients, providing safer investment projects and reducing their risks along their immigration journey.