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dave8408e replied to the thread Staying as a "person of independent means" on the Ireland forum on August 31, 2015:
grov initially posted:
There was another post about this a few years ago but most of the information seems to have been deleted. I am a US citizen. I worked in the tech industry for several years, burned out, and want to take a year off from work and live in Ireland. I can prove that I am a "person of independent means" with no criminal record and that I do not require state benefits. It sounds like retirees can qualify for Stamp 0, but I am not a retiree. I haven't ruled out the possibility of getting a job within Ireland at some point but I don't want to be forced to accept one within 90 days. Is there some option available to me?
dave8408e replied on August 31, 2015 with:
You might have a problem, but I seriously doubt it. For certain, you can get 90 days as a tourist, and another 90 days extension on that. Simply filing for a residency would put you into the system, and as backed up as the INIS is with work, you probably wouldn't get even a letter back from them for another 3-5 months asking for more info. at which time you'd probably either be ready to leave or be getting ready to live here in Ireland permanently and lining up a job. I'm retired, bought property here, and I'm still waiting for INIS to get it's s#!t together after a full year...
DonieHoran replied on August 24, 2015 with:
Greetings - to receive accurate factual information,could I suggest that you contact the American Embassy ,Ballsbridge,Dublin 4. I presume that they will receive & service email enquiries.Good luck - hope that you make it to the Emerald Isle !!
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dave8408e replied to the thread Can American Retirees live in Ireland? on the Ireland forum on August 31, 2015:
DSCowans initially posted:
We are planning our first trip to Ireland in April 2016. Been hearing a lot about Ireland having "requirements" to live there long term. We are both retired/disabled, receive Social Security/Medicare and a law enforcement pension. Would not be working, going to school nor starting a business. What is the possibility that we could be approved to make Ireland our new home to live out the rest of our days? Thank you. ??
dave8408e replied on August 31, 2015 with:
mmccane: Your situation will be much different as you want to work. AFAIK, you should arrange work from your current country BEFORE moving, or you'll just get a max 90 day tourist stamp from Immigration and then need to go home. As a retiree, I did a lot of research online AND called the Irish consulate before buying a house and moving. Owning property does, I'm told, help with getting residency status but no guarantee. And they want to see an income stream NOT from investments (due to the risk) for retirees.
dave8408e replied on August 31, 2015 with:
mmccane: Your situation will be much different as you want to work. AFAIK, you should arrange work from your current country BEFORE moving, or you'll just get a max 90 day tourist stamp from Immigration and then need to go home. As a retiree, I did a lot of research online AND called the Irish consulate before buying a house and moving. Owning property does, I'm told, help with getting residency status but no guarantee. And they want to see an income stream NOT from investments (due to the risk) for retirees.
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FlowerFairy replied to the thread Back to school, across an ocean, in Limerick on the Ireland forum:
emilymoesewco initially posted:
I'm leaving in about two and a half weeks for a 13 month graduate program in Ireland. I'm going to be studying "community music". My program has advised me not to secure a place to live until I get there. I'm sure they're probably right, and from my last experience studying in Galway for a semester two decades ago, this all fits in with what I recall as that student. But of course now as a 44 yo woman, this causes me some anxiety. The thought of going back to school at all brings terror. But really being totally clueless about where I'm living gives me the shakes. Does anyone have any advice about finding an apartment in Limerick? Or just how one goes about finding an apartment? Should I really wait until I'm there? Thanks for your help!
FlowerFairy replied on August 21, 2015 with:
Good Luck with that! Do not know the Limerick area but short-term listings are like gold dust and the news is full of how difficult it is for students to find accommodation. Apparently home owners are being asked to think about letting out a bedroom.
blankk replied on August 21, 2015 with:
I suspect I'm too late to help you, but did you look at daft.ie for current listings, and contact the estate agents who post on the site, to ask about short-term housing? Also, if you're studying at UL, LIT, or Mary I, there is a lot of student housing near all three. Good luck, Kate
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villarosa replied to the thread Great time to purchase property in Ireland on the Ireland forum:
DonieHoran initially posted:
With the Euro at an all time low again the Dollar/other currancies - this presents a super time to purchase your dream property in Ireland,where property asset prices are now starting to grow again in line with the economy !
villarosa replied on August 18, 2015 with:
I totally agree. The Irish people are warm, open and lovely people. They are half the reason we'd like to move there - the other half is the spectacular beauty of the Wild West. But they seem unaware of what a NEGATIVE their real estate system is! I would think that if they knew they were pretty much driving people away from Ireland as a retirement destination, they'd change it (or am I wrong and they'd just as soon not have us??)...
FlowerFairy replied on August 18, 2015 with:
Spot on!
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Mellis5910 replied to the thread Irish Citizenship on the Ireland forum:
Richard412 initially posted:
I applied for Irish citizenship based on my Irish ancestry. My grandmother was born and raised in Ireland before leaving for the United States. My question is how long does the process take? I have heard it could take six months or longer.
Mellis5910 replied most recently with:
Yes, that is correct. Citizenship through descent comes only from a parent or grandparent who are Irish citizens.
Richard412 replied most recently with:
Sorry, but to the best of my knowledge you would have to seek another avenue to Irish citizenship.
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Muddled replied to the thread Moving to IRL with EU/American dual citizenship on the Ireland forum:
Megebra initially posted:
I have some questions about the possibility of moving to Ireland. I am currently living in the U.S, but I am part of the EU as a dual citizen of Italy and have a passport from Italy in addition to my American passport. I understand that this makes it easier for me to travel abroad all over Europe, but I'm wondering if this also means I still need to obtain a work visa to work in Ireland? If so, do I apply for one through my American or Italy passport? I have been getting some confusing advice. Thanks in advance.
Muddled replied most recently with:
This is a ink to Citizen's Information re EU citizenship (yes you can live and wok in Ireland with an Italian passport). However bear in mind we still have a high unemployment ate (compared to the the US if that's whee you are living) and a VERY high cost of living (I'd return to the US in a heartbeat if I could get work before I left Ireland!!!!) and don't get me started about the weather. http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/moving_abroad/working_abroad/working_in_the_eu.html
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billmiller54 replied to the thread Requirements to live in Ireland? on the Ireland forum:
villarosa initially posted:
My husband has a US and an Irish passport. I only have US. We're thinking of retiring in Ireland - love it there. But now i see posts that say you have to have an income of 50K Euro EACH per year of passive (non-earned) income to be allowed to reside there??? Is this a fact? I know of people who moved there where this is definitley not the case! Thanks - any information will be appreciated. Also pretty worried about the home purchase process after reading other people's experiences with basically false statements about properties, etc. Is this often the case?
billmiller54 replied most recently with:
Panama allows a 90 stay with no visa and allows another 90 days if one drives to Costa Rica for a day trip (gets a stamp on the passport). Would anyone know if this would work in Eire?
villarosa replied most recently with:
OK, Thanks!
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hewettdh replied to the thread Retired Military in Ireland on the Ireland forum:
DanCat initially posted:
Hello, are any of you retired from the US Military? My husband who is retired Army/SF and I are moving to Ireland in July and would love to get a group together. Have any of you used your Tricare in Ireland?
hewettdh replied most recently with:
Hello DanCat, I am retired Army married to an Irish Citizen. We own a cottage in County Clare. My wife and dog already moved over. I will be moving over next year. I have an expire Stamp 4 Visa and will have to get a new one in the next few months. Will love to connect up with y'all and keep you updated on my progress which might be helpful for you. P.S. There is an American Legion Post in County Kerry. They might can be of help. Fr Frances Duffy Post - IR-02, Killarney, Co, Kerry
Sherryh2006 replied most recently with:
Active not actually. ??
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Renata1 posted Where to move within the country? on the Ireland forum:
Hi all, I'm about to start a new life in Ireland, and planning to move there in October from Hungary. I was wondering where exactly to go, I have Co. Cork ( I.e. Mallow) and Waterford (I.e. Dungarvan) in mind. Any other suggestions and/or pros and cons for the 2 mentioned above? Searching for a small town where one can find a job and rents are not too expensive... Thanks in advance!
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dk5395 replied to the thread One Way Ticket to Ireland on the Ireland forum:
melhiker initially posted:
I have a one way ticket to Ireland in October. I'm not sure of my return to the US so don't want to get a return ticket yet. I may be doing a work away volunteer position for awhile. Will it be a problem to enter Ireland with no proof of onward travel? I am a retired female.
dk5395 replied most recently with:
To pobauto I do have a permanent address here in Clonegal and I brought the title/deed to the house with me to show immigration but they never asked to see any documentation other than my passport.
pobauto replied most recently with:
Thank you dk5395 for that info. Did you have a permanent address in Ireland that you were able to give immigration when you arrived in Dublin?
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