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Am I Eligible for Irish Business Permission?

In order to be eligible to apply for the Business Permission you need to be able to meet the following criteria:

  • You must have not less than €300,000 of your own money available to make an investment into business in Ireland.
  • Your business must create employment for at least 2 Irish or EEA/Swiss nationals or at least maintain employment in an existing business.
  • Your business must add to the commercial activity and competitiveness of the State.
  • Your business must be a viable trading concern and provide you with sufficient income to maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependants without resorting to social assistance or paid employment for which a work permit would be required.

If you are a well-known artist, a writer or a crafts person you do not have to meet the capital and employment requirements. However you must show that you are well known in your field and that you can support yourself and your dependents without the need for other employment or social assistance.