Admin once you’re in Ireland

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

   Setting up Home: Renting, Buying and Utility bills - From how to find a house, how to avoid housing scams, what is the housing crisis, how to find a home that accepts pets, the RTB and who they are and what they do, how to buy a home, BER ratings, setting up utlity bills, how to use a boiler, gas/ electric/ oil/ solar, pre-pay vs bills, waste removal, getting TV set up, TV licence, Internet and Mobile phones, insurances, and why are utility bills so important

   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

     Labour laws - We look at labour laws you may not be familiar with as well as things that work a bit differently to what we are used to

   PPS number - What is a PPS number and how and when can I apply for one?

   Tax and Salary deductions: The Basics - A basic explanation of what deductions to expect off your salary and Taxes

   PSRI, USC, Tax, Pensions and Customs and Revenue - A more detailed look at deductions and pensions

   Owning a car: The Basics - A basic explanation of what you need to exchange your South African Licence for an Irish one and letter of entitlement, and legal requirements for getting a car on the road.

     Exchanging your SA licence, Motor Tax, NCT, Car seats, Learner's licence, British licences, Licence categories, Penalty points, Road Rules, and Car Insurance - A more thorough explanation of what you need to exchange your South African Licence for an Irish one and letter of entitlement, and legal requirements such as Motor Tax, NCT, Car Seats, Learner's Licence, British Licences, Licence categories, Penalty points, Road rules and Car Insurance

   Bank Account: the Basics - The basics on banking in Ireland

   Banking: Proofs of Address, Non-resident accounts, Retail banks and Credit Score - How to open a bank account when in Ireland, with tips on how to do this in South Africa beforehand if you have time, proofs of address and utility bills and names, bank apps and non-resident accounts

   Public Transport - Buses, Trains and Taxis in Ireland

   Children in Ireland - The everything about Children, schooling, home schooling, the costs of children, special needs children

   Medical in Ireland - Medical in Ireland, how it works, where to get assistance, Maternity and Private medical

   Starting a Business in Ireland - The ins and outs of starting a business in Ireland

   Permanent Residence and Naturalisation - How this works and how to prepare yourself from day 1 for five years time

   Family Reunification Document - We have gone through this 71 page document page by page with a breakdown and information

    Animals and Plants - Read blogs from people who have brought pets and "pet plants" into Ireland in the blogs section. What do you need to know about owning a pet in Ireland.

   Habitual Residence - What is Habitual Residence

  Child Benefit, HRC1 form and Operational Guidelines on Habitual Residence - Looking deeper at Habitual Residence, Child Benefit and HRC1 form

   Admin Before the Move - What needs doing before you leave South Africa

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