Registration in Ireland
Moving to Ireland is simple and straightforward. The process of Ireland registration is easier and cheaper than in many other European countries. If you are an EU citizen, you can move here with no visa or work permit. Just hop on a plane or a ferry and come on over! You only need to register with the authorities and get a PPS number so you can access public services. If you are from a non-EU country, you will need to have an employment contract. Your new job must pay at least €30,000, in order to apply for a work permit in Ireland. After living in Ireland for 5 years, you can apply for Irish citizenship and the most coveted passport in the world.
A PPS number Ireland is a personal public service number. It allows you to access vital public services and organisations. Without it, you cannot get paid, pay tax, rent a house, open a bank account or get health insurance. It is a mandatory part of Ireland registration, even children. Irish citizens are allocated one at birth, but expats need to apply at the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP). If you are planning to stay in the country for more than 3 months, you need to apply for a PPS number as soon as you arrive. Good news is that it’s free and acts as official ID while in Ireland.
Citizens of the EU do not require a visa to visit Ireland. You are free to travel, study and work in Ireland, with the same rights as an Irish citizen. Non-EU citizens may need to get a visa before they travel to Ireland. Check the citizensinformation.ie website to see if your country requires a visa. There are short-stay visas and long-term visas. Neither of which automatically qualifies you for residence in Ireland. You must meet Ireland immigration rules, once you arrive in Ireland. The immigration department needs you to prove your reasons for visiting, where you are staying and your financial means of support. There are certain categories of people who can apply for pre-clearance, to make the Ireland registration process faster. These include those coming on a ‘critical skills employment permit’, a work permit, especially for scientists and engineers.
EU citizens do not need a work permit to take up employment in Ireland. You are free to apply for any job in Ireland and be treated the same as an Irish citizen. Ireland immigration rules state that non-EU citizens need to have a job secured before they apply for a work permit. There are many types of work permits in Ireland, but effectively you need to earn over €30,000 and your new employer needs to prove that the vacancy could not have been filled by an Irish or EU citizen. If you are from a highly qualified background, you may qualify for the Critical Skills Employment Permit. Most scientists, engineers, ICT experts and healthcare professionals fall under this bracket. Then your employer does not need to pass a labour market test and your spouse/partner can also work in Ireland.
The Irish passport is one of the most coveted passports in the world. Hundreds of US and UK citizens are trying to get one to escape Brexit and the Trump administration. As an Irish citizen, you will enjoy all the freedoms associated with being an EU citizen. You can vote in elections and even join the army! If you have been through Ireland registration and have been living in Ireland for 5 years, then you can apply for Irish citizenship. You may not even have to give up your original nationality. If you have family links to Ireland, going back generations, it is possible that you automatically qualify as an Irish citizen. Many expats who come to this fascinating island, fall in love and decide to make Ireland their permanent home. Will you be next?
Registration in Ireland – Mundialz
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