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Immigration Services

What is the “Start-up Entrepreneur Programme” STEP visa?

The purpose of the STEP visa is to enable non-EEA nationals and their families who commit to a high potential start up business in Ireland to acquire a secure residency status in Ireland. The Programme was established by the Irish Government in 2012 to stimulate productive investment in Ireland and to offer residency in Ireland with its associated advantages to dynamic business professionals with a proven record of success.


Who can apply for a “Start-up Entrepreneur Programme” STEP visa?

A non-EEA national may apply for residency status as an individual, or he/she may also apply for residency status for themselves and their spouse/ partner and children under the age of 18. Where family members are granted residency under STEP and as long as the applicant fulfils the criteria for residence status under the Programme, that status will automatically be maintained on their spouse/partner and minor children living in Ireland.

How can we help you?

Our 4-stage process

1. Consultation

A consultation will allow our Immigration Law Solicitors to understand your case and confirm how your matter will be progressed.


2. Documentation Review

Our Immigration Law Solicitors will review all necessary documentation and assess the merits of your case.


3. Letter of Advices

Once our Immigration Law Solicitors have a copy of all necessary documentation, they will be in a position to provide a bespoke letter of advices which will outline the best path forward for you.


4. Application

Our Immigration Law Solicitors will make the necessary application, follow up with any queries and any appeals should same be necessary.

Please call today for a consultation on 071 984 1322 or our Dublin office on 01 2552488 or use our contact form.