Moving home can be very stressful, especially if you’re relocating from one country to another.
For citizens of the United States of America who wish to relocate to Ireland, the process of doing so can feel overwhelming. A combination of the huge distance between the two countries, the actual logistics of moving and the bureaucracy involved in living in Ireland legally are difficult to juggle, but not impossible.
We’re here to reassure you that it’s possible and that by taking the right steps before the move, the process can be incredibly smooth.
How Gibson & Associates Can Help You Move To Ireland
At Gibson & Associates, we’re experts in assisting Americans immigrating to Ireland. We help our clients to relocate to Ireland by:
- Assistance with purchasing property
- Assistance with visa applications
- Assistance with citizenship applications
- Assistance with Dual nationality
- Offering advice on Will & Probate Law in Ireland
We charge fixed fees for our services and our expertise will ensure the processes are done quickly and efficiently to ensure peace of mind throughout what can be a stressful and complicated process.
For more information on how we can help you, complete an Online Enquiry form now, call us on +353 1890 989 289 or email us on email@example.com/ for immediate assistance and advice.
In this guide, we’ll highlight all the things you need to do both logistically and legally before you make Ireland your home for the long term.
What To Do Before You Move to Ireland
Before you make Ireland your home, there are some things you need to do ahead of moving.
1. Visit Ireland
It’s incredibly important to visit a country before you make the decision to move there. There are many things you need to become familiar with, such as the weather, the food, prices, and the media – everything that will impact your daily life.
If you’re planning a move independently from your work, be sure to spend time in Ireland before you make a definite decision, even if you’ve spent time in the country before. Rent a property for a couple of weeks and see how you feel about Ireland as a place to live, before making a definite decision.
If your job is sending you to Ireland to work, insist that they allow you and whoever would move with you, to visit the country for as long as possible before the transfer. This way, everyone will be familiar with the country before the relocation.
2. Arrange your Finances
Having your finances organised before you move is critical. Minimise any debt you have in the USA as much as possible, and make sure you’ll have more than you need in savings to cover your predicted costs of moving, as well as enough to cover any unforeseen costs during the move.
Draw up a plan ahead of time, detailing when you’ll need to pay for certain things. This will ensure you have cash flow during the moving process.
3. Plan how you will stay in Ireland for the Long Term
Depending on your situation, there are many routes available to non-Irish citizens, which allow them to stay in Ireland long term. You will need to plan how you will obtain the right to work and live in Ireland legally well in advance of your move.
4. Apply for Irish Citizenship
If you are eligible to apply for citizenship, make sure your citizenship request completed and approved before you move to Ireland.
You can apply for Irish citizenship if:
If you were born in Ireland before 1st January 2005, you can apply for dual citizenship, even if your family moved away right after you were born, and even if your family are not Irish. If you were born after this, it’s still possible, but you need proof that there are ties to Ireland.
If one or both of your parents are Irish nationals, either since birth, or via other means, you can apply for citizenship via descent.