Remote work for US company
"A Residence Card of a Family Member of a Union Citizen allows you to join your EU/EEA or Swiss family member if they live in Ireland."
Those 90 days are more than enough if I am allowed to work there without having to go through an employment permit. If I can just get my foot in the door and be over there with a job (or my current job remotely), then I can make this work. 😀
I apologize if I'm asking for info that's already been mentioned in this thread, but I read through the discussion here and still have some questions about my own similar situation. I am moving to Ireland to marry my Irish partner, and am then planning on staying and obtaining a Stamp 4 for my continued residency/permission to work. However, my current job in the US has suggested that it might be possible for me to continue working remotely for them for a little longer after I leave the states. It would not be long-term, but just for another month or so to wrap up my projects, and before I would be able to seek new employment in Ireland, which is my long-term plan. Would this be possible without an employment permit in Ireland (before I get my Stamp 4, since I won't be able to get it immediately when I arrive in Ireland), for just a short period? Would it interfere with my eligibility to apply for a PPS and Stamp 4 and the things I would need for future employment in Ireland? Obviously I want to make sure I'm working legally, but it would be really great to be able to work remotely and spend a little less time unemployed between ending my current US job and finding a new one in Ireland.
@elliejorgan official line on that here http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/non-visa-short-work
unofficial... how would they know if you continued working for a short period of time? During COVID, I personally know of many people who have moved to the EU/US, and worked while on vacation. Don't people do this all the time even before COVID? e.g. you take a vacay to Mexico, and bring your laptop. I'm not advocating for breaking the rules, but seems like there's a bit of grey area/leeway here.
On the other hand, many have posted on this forum that they get a Stamp 4 within days of arrival.
Best wishes with your move.
Hello Liam and everyone,
My situation is a little tricky and I was hoping for some help if possible! My husband and I currently live in New York, and his company might have him move to Ireland for 6 months to work in their Ireland office. His company is setting him/us up in housing that we won't have to pay for, so we would potentially still be paying rent on the lease of our apartment back in New York to keep it.
I am currently self-employed doing remote work (and may be doing full-time remote work for a New York-based company in the next month or so). I would like to go live with my husband for the 6 months in Ireland doing remote work - either freelance misc. remote work or if I get that full-time remote job I mentioned. (Also, I wouldn't get a bank account in Ireland - the money I earn would just be deposited in my account used in New York - we would use my husband's temporary bank account in Ireland if he needed to get one in order to access funds).
Is this possible, and if so, what would I have to do? Or would I only be able to live there for say 3 months, come back to New York for a bit, then go back to Ireland for the remaining months? Basically, would I then be able to do remote work while just on a tourist visa if that's the only option?
What a fabulous opportunity for you and your husband! You are asking all the right questions.
From my perspective as a tax professional and as someone who has gone through the immigration process from US > NY, I have a couple of suggestions.
* You need to consult with an immigration specialist--possibly someone in your husband's legal or HR office--to see if your work as a spouse could be covered via your husband's work visa. If your husband's company has a fair amount of experience in transferring employees to IE, they should know how to cover the spouses in the visa process.
* If you have not already done so, you should definitely speak with a US tax professional so that you and your husband are aware of all the bits and pieces of tax reporting in this situation. I have handled these returns myself, and they are not terribly difficult IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Both US and IE have the same revenue reporting requirement: all income worldwide. You need to know how to report correctly and how to apply appropriate credits and exemptions to avoid double taxation, etc. Also record keeping for unreimbursed expenses that may be deductible.
Hope that this helps.
Patricia Egan, MBA, MS
My husband and I are planning to move back to Ireland, around Sligo. He is Irish, I am a US citizen. I would like to keep my job, as I work remote from home anyway.
Should I ask my company to register as PAYE in Ireland, or should I become a contractor for my company?
What are the paperwork and pre-payment requirements for the US if I am a contractor in a foreign company working for a US company?
If my company is to register for PAYE, and I would be considered a "normal" employee, how would they go about that?
Many thanks for any info you can give.
Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful reply. Your recommendations are helpful - thank you! I will look into the tax situation and see if someone in HR can give further instruction. I appreciate you! Happy New Year to you.