Admin before the move

Immigration Information for South Africans moving and immigrating to the Republic of Ireland

   Visiting Ireland - As South Africa is a non-visa required country what documents do I need to enter Ireland on holiday?

   Letter of Invitation - For family joining you later in Ireland/ Coming on Holiday/ Job Interview

   Entry in to Ireland - To enter in to Ireland, what documents do I need and how does it work?

   Flights from South Africa to Ireland - Airlines and routes from South Africa to Ireland

   Documents for Ireland - A list of recommended documents to arrange before leaving South Africa

   Paperwork at your fingertips - Links to forms needed in Ireland, that you may want to review whilst still in South Africa

   Checklist of things to do before you move - We have produced a unique checklist of things to make sure you have done before leaving South Africa

   Summary of the EU Directive (EU Treaty) - For EU Treaty members, a summary of the Directive highlighting the important parts, this is often needed on leaving SA airports where they may ask for a visa

   Home Affairs Documents - Home Affairs documents and what is the difference between Abridged/Unabridged/Full and Vault?

   Home Affairs Agents and Contacts - A list of contacts and agents who deal with Home Affairs documents

   Budgets - How to look at Budgeting your new life in Ireland

   De Facto (unmarried) Partners and Proofs required - If you are an Unmarried couple, what documents to prepare for your move

   Employment - A basic review of your CV and finding work in Ireland

   Getting Employed: CV writing and Recruiters - A more indepth look at your CV and finding work in Ireland, recruiters and bodies that may need registration

   Retention of SA citizenship - A basic review of your South African citizenship and retaining it if you choose to

   What should I or can I bring with me to Ireland? - A guide on shippinng goods to Ireland and what you should brin gor leave, and on Customs when you fly into Ireland and what you can or can't bring with you

   Admin once you're in Ireland - The next step in the process

   Contacts and Big Big Links - Department contact numbers and emails, and a full list of resources to assist you in your move