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My name is Lily and my husband and I are beginning to plan a move to Ireland from Chicago IL. We are at the very beginning of this process and looking for all kinds of information!
My husband was born here in America but his mother was born in Ireland so I believe this qualifies him for citizenship. We're looking for information on what I would need to do as his spouse to move to Ireland with him and what we would need to do for our Son.
To further complicate matters, we'd like to bring my parents with us. My mother has great-grandparents from Ireland but as no one in the intervening years has applied for foreign born status, she's out of luck in terms of automatic citizenship.
What would the process look like to bring my parents over from America with us?
Any information you can provide is so greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
My name is Bernie and thank you for letting me join this most informative group.
Myself and my wife Brenda are moving back to Ireland in a month or so from the UK, we haven't decided as to where yet, but we are looking towards the west.
I'm originally from Waterford and have lived in the Uk for nearly 30yrs, and my wife is Aylesbury born and bred.
All advice most graciously accepted.
Hi my name is Pam and along with my hubby Martyn we are looking at retiring soon I'm 57 and he has reached his 60th ,it's always been a dream of ours to buy something rural with a smalll piece of land for growing our own fruit and veg and have some chickens to add to our family of 3 dogs. We have looked at Wales but Ireland seems more affordable and more relaxing . Our only reservation is the heath service in Ireland , we are both active but have ongoing illnesses that need prescription drugs every month. I've tried to research how much this will cost but it all seems very confusing. We don't mind paying it's just trying to work out how much it will set us back for medical insurance and paying for prescriptions. Apart from that I'm looking forward to returning to my roots my maternal grandfather came from Drogheda originally. Thank you for accepting me and I'll apologise now for all the boring questions I will be asking.
Hi Pam - you might want to start exploring options on the various health insurance company websites in Ireland e.g. BUPA, VHI, avivia etc. Also, HIA.ie is a wonderful, impartial service, for comparing your options.