Although small on the surface, Ireland is a beautiful destination if you want to move abroad. From stunning sites to a delightful culture, there is something for everyone. Especially if you love to drink!
Ireland is also still in the European Union (EU) which is a bonus for anyone who loves to travel frequently.
If you are thinking of moving to Ireland, here is everything you need to know to make it as smooth as possible.
#1 Visit before moving
While it can be exciting moving to a new country, it is important to make a few trips before making the final plunge. This is to ensure you are happy with your decision (because it’s not a small one to make!) and you become more familiar with the area. It is also a great opportunity to get to know the locals, your new neighbours, look for jobs and discover the best local pubs!
If you plan on residing in Ireland permanently, you will need to apply for the appropriate visas before you can become a citizen. Once you have lived there for several years, you can apply to become a citizen and move on to complete an Irish passport application UK.
If you are only planning on living there temporarily, you will need to apply for the correct visa. This could be a student visa, work visa or tourist visa.
If you live in Britain and are moving or travelling across to Ireland, you do not need to make an application for a visa or citizenship or visa. Citizens are free to travel, work and reside between the two.
Depending on where your current citizenship is, you might want to check the currency and exchange rate. This is to eliminate any surprises before you move there, as Ireland is more expensive than the UK, and is known to have the second-highest price points for services and consumer goods in the EU.
If, for example, you are moving from a city like London, you will find Dublin priced very similarly.
It can be difficult when moving to a new country to know where all the action happens. You may prefer to live closer to the action or live central to the hustle and bustle of big cities, or you may prefer to live in the peaceful countryside. Make sure you research the areas you want to live in before moving, so you can find the right location for you. If you enjoy action, Dublin is buzzing and one of the most exciting places to be.
#5 Learn the traditions
Fully immersing yourself in the Irish culture is a great way to have the best experience as well as welcome you with a bang. Ireland is known for many fun and surprising traditions that you can get involved in. For example, the extravagant annual celebrations of the life of Ireland’s Patron Saint on St. Patrick’s Day, or the Puck Fair, widely known for their crowning ceremony of a goat.
Ireland is a beautiful place to relocate, especially if you open yourself up to the customs and traditions, get to know the locals and explore the country’s most beautiful places.