A Guide on Moving to Ireland (Part 1 – Important Disclaimer)
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If this is your first time reading this guide on moving to Ireland please read this before continuing.
I moved to Dublin, Ireland in August 2016 on a temporary working holiday visa (I returned back to Canada in June 2018). I wanted to give you some information about moving to Ireland. The information in this guide is from my perspective as Canadian who was in Ireland on a two year Working Holiday Visa. If you’re a citizen of another country and/or if you want to get a permanent visa and/or if wish to attend school in Ireland you’ll need to do further research. Here is an excellent place to start.
I am not an immigration lawyer or expert. I make no guarantees that your experience moving to Ireland will be the same as mine. Failure to do the proper research and apply for the correct visa can result in serious legal trouble. I also cannot guarantee the information in this guide will remain accurate forever, as rules for moving to Ireland could change. You need to be responsible for yourself, do the proper research, and ensure you are moving to Ireland (or any country for that matter) legally. My goal with this guide is to give you some inspiration to general information on moving to Ireland. I hope if you are thinking about or planning to move to Ireland that this helps you be a bit more prepared and aware of certain situations that could come up. Again though, your experience if you move to Ireland may be different than mine.
Ireland in this guide refers to the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and has different rules about visas than the Republic of Ireland. If you are looking to work and live in Northern Ireland, you will need to research visas for the UK. I have not lived or work in the UK so cannot speak on moving to that country.
To help you navigate this guide on Moving to Ireland it has been divided into six parts. Click on a link below to read that part of the guide on Moving to Ireland.
Part 1 – Important Disclaimer – Please Read This First If You’re New To This Guide
Part 2 – Should You Move to Ireland?
Part 3 – Before You Arrive
Part 4 – Getting Settled and Paperwork
Part 5 – Finding a Place to Live
Part 6 – Getting a Job