Relocating to another country requires a lot of coordination, and moving to Ireland is no different. Before purchasing a one-way ticket to Ireland, have plans in place for visas, accommodations and employment. Visiting the town or city you’d like to live in is a good way to start. You will get the feel of the neighborhoods you like, speak to people about job prospects in the area, and prepare yourself for the shift in lifestyle that will come with a move from your old hometown to your new one.
At Removals Northern Ireland we can help with many of the challenges of a long distance move.
Below are the common questions many movers face questions too.
Before moving to the north or south of Ireland, you must, at the minimum, have a valid passport and you may also need a visa. For European Union passport holders, a visa is not needed to live and/or work in Ireland. American passport holders will need a visa to live in Ireland for longer than three months. There are many types of visas available depending on your reason for moving to Ireland. Student visas, for example, are available to full-time students enrolled in a school in Ireland and they also permit part-time work. For more information on types of visas, consult Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.
If you do not have accommodations ready for you when you move to Ireland, it’s a good idea to get temporary housing in a short-term apartment, hotel or hostel during your search. Jury’s Inns is a chain of hotels in Ireland and the UK that has frequent sales on room charges. The Independent Holiday Hostels (IHH) of Ireland has a list of all the hostels in Ireland, approved by the Irish Tourist Board. Removals Northern Ireland can store your furniture or household items while in temporary accommodation for a long or short period of time, we are totally flexible.
For long-term housing, Ireland’s primary housing website is Daft. Daft is a site primarily for individuals, not agencies, who are renting or selling their Irish homes and apartments, offering house or apartment shares, or subletting their homes or apartments. The Daft website can be searched through by location, type of housing wanted and price, among other criteria. Keep in mind that the majority of rented accommodations in Ireland are fully furnished.
There are a variety of websites that people use in Ireland when looking for work. Monster has an Irish branch, for example, but there are smaller companies that list employment opportunities as well. Activelink provides a list of paid and volunteer job openings all over Ireland, focusing on the not-for-profit sector. Cumann Leabharfhoilsitheoiri Eireann (CLE) is the Irish Book Publishers’ Association, listing jobs in the Irish publishing world. Before applying for jobs in Ireland, confirm that you are legally able to work in Ireland. Job sponsorship, when a company pays for an employee’s work permit, is possible but it is rare and generally reserved for high positions.