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My name is Nico, I'm from Uruguay. Me and my soon-to-be wife are planning to move to Ireland next year. She has dual citizenship (Uruguay/Spain).
We would like to apply for te EU1 Stamp4, so I can get residence and work permission as an EU spouse.
Our plans are simple:
- At the airport, give the details to the immigration officer so I can get 90 days permission (I don't need a specific visa to visit the country).
- Look for a rental.
- Get our PPS numbers.
- Submit the application.
As both of us will be unemployed when we arrive to Ireland, we will apply as "Residing with sufficient resources", but we couldn't find anything about how much resources are sufficient. In case my wife get a job in the meantime, our plan is to update our application.
Should I start a new threads with all these concerns?
Much of the information you will need is on this thread. If you have something new to discuss, I'd recommend starting a new one.
Happy to have you here. Welcome 🙂
Hi Liam, I have to tell you finding this site was both a fluke and a godsend. Here is our situation quickly, my wife immigrated to Canada with her parents in the 70's. My family is Canadian from 1750's. We met, were married almost 29 yrs ago, her parents moved back to Ireland post wedding by about 2 wks. Since that time we have raised our children, put them through university and now with degrees in hand, our time has come. We travel over or back in my wife's case, every 2 yrs to visit my wife's family. The thought of my wife being with her family has been a topic of discussion over the last decade, our last trip 05/2017 we both went with no preconceived notions of how much we love Ireland, more a though of could we live there? We returned with a resounding yes and are proceeding down the road. Being in our late 40's, myself in a Sr management role, I am looking for employment in Ireland, sent some CV's, low and behold a competitor of ours contacted myself, had an interview and as of this moment waiting hear back. Where the concern lay, I have been reviewing work permits and came across the original spousal permit some yrs ago which was an R9, now moved to the stamp 4. I contacted INIS when the change took place, was told could receive Stamp 4 within 24 hrs of landing from local Garda, if I had an address. That being said, investigated when over last, was told probably 3 wks. Just had a Skype interview, told potential employer as I had been told, now reviewing the site, says up to 1 yr. I lost a nights sleep over that, finally at the point of relocating to have this happen. We have friends/relatives in INIS, banking and other positions who I have talked to, everyone with a different story. So after this long winded story, what is the time frame? Do the Garda offices differ? If so, we would have an option of Dublin or Waterford, is one better than the other? I do not believe I can start the process until landing, however would opening a bank account using my in-laws address be beneficial?
My husband and I are ablaze with desire to relocate from the US to Ireland. My grandparents were born in Ireland and I have obtained Irish citizenship and have an Irish passport. I will turn 66 in May of 2018 and will collect Social Security. My husband, an American, and I plan to work in Ireland. We plan to look for work once we arrive. We would like to rent an inexpensive apt in Cork City. Here is my concern of the moment. I have heard that landlords may not rent to unemployed people. Will it be difficult to rent without yet being employed. We do have some savings to fund our transition time, but not a lot. We plan to open a bank account in Ireland before we leave the US. I am a retired RN. I currently work as a licensed massage therapist and teacher of yoga and contemporary dance. Another thought is that...if a landlord won't rent to unemployed new arrivals, perhaps we can find a roommate situation to start off with. Is there an on-line site for finding roommate rental situations in Cork?
~ Also Does anyone know how much the US and the Irish government will tax my Social Security income. I hope there will be something left for me! LOL!
Thanks for any advice you can offer. I am very grateful for this forum. www.joannacashman.com
Landlords will need to be dealt with on a case by case basis, but what you said is mostly true, i.e. it is difficult to find rentals without employment. However in your case, your SS income, and any other retirement income, could prove sufficient. It's trial and error really though.
There are other options to explore of course, e.g. AirBnB. There are other options here.
Inter-country taxation is a tricky issue. I'd recommend a tax pro e.g. TaxesForExpats. If memory serves me right though, you'll just be taxed in one country.
I hope this helps, Liam
My name is Danny, I'm in my early 30s and I am an Irish citizen born in Co. Antrim but spent the majority of my life in Scotland and England. I'm currently living and working in London and planning to move back to Ireland, hopefully to Dublin area in about two years' time (aiming for summer 2019, after saving enough money for the big move and to tide me over until I find permanent employment and somewhere to live). I have friends in Dublin so I think the best plan is to rent a flat there with one or two friends while job-hunting. I have 10 years of experience in accountancy and am currently studying business management in accounting with Open University (moving won't affect my studies, I think).
I have been doing a bit of research but still can't find anything on how much it would cost roughly to move my flat stuff over to Ireland. Any website suggestions? Or any other tips and advice welcome! 🙂
Go raibh maith agat! 🙂
Hey Danny, welcome to the site.
That's pretty cool that youre giving yourself plenty of time to plan out your move. The more time the merrier in my opinion.
I don't normally recommend movers, partly because reviews can be so hit or miss. People fall into problems with hidden fees, delays, lost/stolen/broken stuff etc, and it's best for me to keep out of it.
However there are plenty of reputable companies out there, so I recommend you do your research. Have you figured out how much stuff you want to bring? i.e. Cubic feet? You'll need that to get any estimates.
I did write up a blog post some time back that i think is worth checking out. Here you go
Welcome to the site 🙂 Be sure to keep in touch...
Long time lurker here, and I want to thank you so very much for this fantastic site. I'm sure your readership is far beyond the membership you see, and no doubt you have helped a lot of people with the manifold hurdles involved in moving to Ireland.
In the 70's I was born to Irish parents in the US. I was 6 months old when we moved back to Ireland. (Back then, I was allowed to travel on my mother's passport, so I never got an Irish passport of my own.) Seeing the value of American citizenship for work as an adult, my parents got me an American passport when I was 10 or so.
I went to primary, secondary, and third level in Ireland. I held a job, and have a PPS number. After marrying my American husband in Dublin 10 years ago, I took advantage of that US passport, and went to work in America.
It's only lately we looked into moving home, and I was so surprised at how difficult it is to get an Irish passport. Also, the amount of paperwork for a foreign births registration is mad.
That said, it is so refreshing to have a chat with customer service people in Ireland. They will get the job done eventually. And you will have a laugh with them in the process. I 'got formatted' to the dull professionalism in America, and had a laugh about it lately. My mom was admitted to an Irish hospital a few weeks back, and I called to check on her. I got through to my mother's ward, and I used the language I would use when calling an American hospital. The nurse on the ward sounded alarmed, and asked if I was from the Gardai! Subsequently, I was informed that she was drinking tea, so I knew she would be OK.
Thanks Liam, and all who offer up advice.
It is much appreciated.
Hey Noleen, welcome to the site. And THANK YOU for the kind words 🙂
Did you have to go through the foreign births registration process for a passport? I didn't think children of Irish born citizens needed to.
Glad to hear your mother is doing well. Irish tea is a great healer 🙂