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Contacts and Big Big Links (Resources) Immigration Information for South Africans moving and immigrating to the Republic of Ireland

Contacts and Big Big Links (Resources) Immigration Information for South Africans moving and immigrating to the Republic of Ireland

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Which Passport Brief summary of content of that link LINK
All Passport Holders De Facto relationships Citizen Information Citizen Information bringing De Facto partner to Ireland
All Passport Holders De Facto relationships INIS site ISD: De Facto Relationships- general info you may need to search further for other passport types
All Passport Holders If you are flying via the UK with any SA passport holder with you, you need a UK visitor visa to fly even in transit Standard Visitor Visa if you fly via the UK
All Passport Holders If you want to know if you can bring dependants in to Ireland The official policy on Family Reunification
All Passport Holders If you want to know what Study programs are the Approved ones for a Study permit for dependant children 18-23year, or EU treaty Study route, or dependant children over 21 years. Approved list of study courses
All Passport Holders Immigration assistance Immigrant Council
All Passport Holders Irish Government on bringing a child in to Ireland ISD: Travel to Ireland with a child under 18years to Ireland
All Passport Holders Irish government on the UP TO 90 day visa free entry for SA Passport Holders Border Control for Non EU passport holders from Visa exempt countries- excpet people needing pre-clearance visas
All Passport Holders Irish government on the UP TO 90 day visa free entry for SA Passport Holders Frequently asked questions about entry into Ireland and visas
All Passport Holders Irish government on the UP TO 90 day visa free entry for SA Passport Holders Permission to Enter Ireland
All Passport Holders Irish, British and EU passport holders and their SA dependants do not need to pay the €300 registration fee. All other SA passport holders do (eg work permits) for spouses, de facto spouses, and adult dependants Fees for registration when you are in Ireland (IRP/GNIB card)- see exemptions at the very end of the article
All Passport Holders Naturalising as an Irish citizen after 3 years (Spouse of an Irish citizen) or 5 years (all other passports Information on Naturalisation
All Passport Holders Retention of South African Citizenship Retention of SA citizenship form BI 1664
All Passport Holders Retention of South African Citizenship Retention of SA citizenship form BI 529E
All Passport Holders South African Government on taking a child out of SA Home Affairs Affidavit from Biological parent when separated partner is taking the child out of South Africa
All Passport Holders South African Government on taking a child out of SA South African Home Affairs: requirements to take a child out of South Africa
All Passport Holders The registration process when you are in Ireland. (EU Treaty this is done when you your paperwork is approved. All other passports it is done asap after arriving in Ireland) First time registration
All Passport Holders You may need to register your career with an official body or organisation in order to work in that field in Ireland Bodies/Organisations you would need to register with for certain careers. 
All Passport Holders You may want to convert your SA qualifications to irish versions/equivalent To have your non-Irish qualifications converted look at Naric
British Passport holders Common Travel Area and how this works between the UK and Ireland for the citizens of each country (not their SA dependants Common Travel Area
British Passport holders Common Travel Area and how this works between the UK and Ireland for the citizens of each country (not their SA dependants Common Travel Area: how it applies to Irish and British citizens only not their SA dependants
British Passport holders Keeping up to date with the Withdrawl agreement and measure in place for people already in Ireland Updates on British Citizens with Non-EU family members under the Withdrawal Agreement
EU Treaty Frequently Asked Questions on EU Treaty EU Treaty FAQ
EU Treaty The Directive on how Freedom of movement works between EU countries The Directive 2004/38/EC, Freedom of Movement, EU Treaty
General Immigration All things related to Irish Immigration Ireland Immigration, Department of Justice and Equality
General Immigration All things related to Irish life including immigration and living in ireland Irish Citizen Information  
General Immigration Our Facebook group South Africans moving to Ireland Facebook Group
General Immigration To the UK UK Government 
Irish Passport Holders Assistance on how to bring Non-EEA dependants if you hold an Irish Passport Migrant Project: Bringing Non-Irish family members 
Irish Passport Holders How to move to Ireland as an irish passport holder with or without SA dependants. This is called "returning home" even if you have never lived or visited Ireland Citizen Information: Returning or Coming to Ireland on Irish passport
Irish Passport Holders How to register your birth if you have an Irish born grandparent Foreign Birth Registration
Irish Passport Holders Your De Facto Spouse, if you are not legally married A useful guide on De Facto of Irish can be found Here
Irish Passport Holders Your De Facto Spouse, if you are not legally married, Irish De Facto De Facto partner of an Irish Citizen- Form to be completed
Irish Passport Holders Your De Facto Spouse, if you are not legally married, Irish De Facto De Facto partner of Irish Citizen Pre-clearance before leaving South Africa
SA Government Citizenship of South Africa South African Home Affairs: Citizenship
SA Government Passports and travel documents for SA citizens South African Home Affairs: Passports & Travel Documents
SA Passport holders General work permit information, labour market needs test Labour Market Needs Test
SA Passport holders Investment Visas-  SA passport holders wanting to get residency based on setting up a business in Ireland Coming to set up a business or invest in Ireland
SA Passport holders Retiring to Ireland Citizen Information site Retiring to Ireland
SA Passport holders Retiring to Ireland INIS Information site Register based on living independantly or retiring to Ireland
SA Passport holders Retiring to Ireland INIS Information site- conditions on the Stamp0 Stamp 0 Conditions
SA Passport holders Study visa- Citizen Information site Moving to Ireland for Third-level Education
SA Passport holders Study visa- evidence of funds Evidence of Funds
SA Passport holders Study Visa- Frequently Asked Questions Study Visa Frequently Asked Questions
SA Passport holders Study Visa- If you want to know what Study programs are the Approved ones for a Study permit for dependant children 18-23year, or EU treaty Study route, or dependant children over 21 years. Interim List of Eligible Programmes
SA Passport holders Study visa Ireland- Citizen Information site Student visas to study in Ireland
SA Passport holders Study visa Ireland- INIS site Study Visa: INIS Site
SA Passport holders Work Permits-  statistics on how many permits are granted Work Permit Statistics
SA Passport holders Work Permits- Application process after having a job offer Employment Permits Online System (EPOS) 
SA Passport holders Work Permits- Careers on this list mean they are highly sought after careers in Ireland and you are more likely to be able to obtain a work permit on job offer Critical Skills list of careers (Highly Skilled)
SA Passport holders Work Permits- Careers on this list mean you cannot obtain a work permit for Ireland Ineligible list of careers
SA Passport holders Work Permits- Critical skills work permits Citizen Information site Critical Skills Work Permits: Citizens Information site
SA Passport holders Work Permits- Critical skills work permits DBEI site Critical Skills Work Permits: DBEI Site
SA Passport holders Work Permits- Frequently Asked Questions on work permits Employment Permits FAQ's
SA Passport holders Work Permits- General work permit Information from Citizen Information Information on General Work Permits
SA Passport holders Work Permits- General work permit Information from DBEI General Work Permit: DBEI site
SA Passport holders Work Permits- The current processing dates for work permits Processing dates
SA Passport holders Work Permits- The Trusted partners Initiative which means companies who regularly hire foreign citizens can process work permits quicker Trusted Partner Initiative
SA Passport holders Work Permits- Where to keep in touch with changes to the eligibility lists of careers  Updates on the Skills lists usually occurs bi-annually
SA Passport holders Work Permits- Your De Facto Spouse, if you are not legally married, SA De Facto, if for example your De Facto Partner has a work permit

A useful guide on De Facto of CSEP can be found Here

SA Passport holders Your De Facto Spouse, if you are not legally married, SA De Facto, if for example your De Facto Partner has a work permit De Facto partner of Work permit holder Citizen Pre-clearance before leaving South Africa

Please see the Contacts Page for info on how to get hold of various companies or departments HERE

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