Hello, my name is Evan. I am posting this because all I know is I want to move to Ireland. How to get a job there all the from over here. I am the type of per that need directions on every little step or I will mess things up and probably have to come back home and I dont want to do that. Once I am in Ireland I plan on staying. So if anyone has a guide on a direct list to go by and possible as simple as possible I would greatly appreciate it.
Evan, You may want to look at citizensinformation.ie. You didn't say what country you are from...if you are from the USA you will be allowed to stay for 90 days. Jobs go to the Irish and EU citizens first. The site I mentioned listed critical jobs list. If you presently work for a company that has a base in IE...you will have a good chance. Any chance you can get Irish citizenship thru a parent or grandparent? Otherwise, be prepared to have about 60,000 euros in the bank to make sure you are not a burden to the state. You may want to check with the Irish embassy in the country you live in ( DC in the States). Cheers... ( I am a dual citizen and have lived in IE).
Hi Deb, Last I knew the requirement for non Irish/ EU/ EEA citizens was 50K Euro annual income from qualified sources, plus about 150,000 Euro in a Irish bank or ownership of a dwelling worth a similar amount. In addition they would have a requirement to buy health insurance. If they do not get hired by a Irish company for a critical skill, even if they had the income and accounts required, they would not get a visa allowing them to work. They would get the infamous "Stamp 0" which does not allow working. If they have citizenship via ancestry from Ireland, EU. EEA country none of this applies and they can come and work at anything they wish.
Hey Evan. You haven't shared where you're from and that will determine your visa/work permit situation. Our packages are focused on Dublin (and big cities really) because that's where there are companies used to and preferred partners of the government for getting work permits. Most non-EU citizens can't just get a work permit to work at a pub or shop in Tralee although that would be nice! It also depends on your experience, if you're a neuroscientist and there's a hospital in Kerry you want to work at, that changes things altogether. In any case, feel free to get in touch via my contact details on the site and we can chat further to see if we can help you, we do free discovery calls.
Just a question, if we are still residing in our home countries, how can we have $150K Euro in an Irish bank? Don't we need permits/visas first before we can set up Irish bank accounts? Also, would ownership of a dwelling in our home country count or if funds were in a US retirement fund account?
Evan I'd suggest coming for a visit to scope things out first hand. There are plenty of books and online articles that can give you insight into what's required to relocate to Ireland. This is a good place to start: https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/moving_to_ireland/
You need to understand what the Irish Government is looking for. Yes, you can open a Irish Bank account without a Visa if you are in the Republic and have a legal mailing address in the Post. So as you were advised, you can go there on tourist visa for up to 90 days to do that. And recently there was a US citizen that told about being asked if they could prove they had enough funds to meet a 50 Euro per day stay in Ireland. 90 Days would be about 4500 Euro or at today's rate of exchange about $5072 US. You could probably meet with Irish Immigration and open a bank account in much less than 90 days, but I would plan on at least 30 days. That could solve the 150,000 Euro requirement unless you can convince them the equity in your US property meets their requirements. For long term stay, you will need 50,000 Euro income per year plus health insurance which would give you a "Stamp 0" visa. However, a "stamp 0" visa does not allow you to work. If a person moves into Ireland and is working from their Irish home for a foreign company (US is foreign to Ireland) means that your pay comes from that foreign country which withholds taxes from your pay, then how does Ireland get paid for you living and enjoying their country ? The tax treaty allows only one country to get taxes from you. What you really need to do is contact the Irish consulate and ask them who you should contact in Irish Government to give you a better idea what can be done to meet requirements for you to immigrate to Ireland. It could be quite complicated under the conditions you describe. You really cannot get valid answers here on this forum. Lets face it, a move like this is not the same as moving from Virginia to Florida or something like that. Ireland is a separate sovereign country with it's own immigration requirements. Citzensinformation.ie has a lot of answers and is a good source , but I doubt enough to meet your complicated needs
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