Steps for Relocating to Ireland
Moving to Ireland is a pretty straightforward process! Once you secure a job here (which we help you do), you’ll next need to secure your visa (which we also help you do!).
There are three types of work visas you can acquire before coming to Ireland. To find out which you qualify for, read our blog post How Can I Get a Job in Ireland? Once you’ve secured a visa, the next step is to book your flight!Booking a Flight
RecruitNet will help with this process too, but if you’d rather look on your own we recommend browsing the following websites:
· Google Flights
For $10 per month, you can sign up to Scott’s Cheap Flights. This is a website owned by an avid traveler who tracks all the major flight websites daily and will send you an alert either by text message or email whenever a cheap flight to your desired destination pops up online!
This is highly worth it if you’re not planning to come to Ireland until a few months from now.
Next you’ll need to find accommodation. It’s no secret that Dublin is in the midst of a major housing crisis. Luckily we at RecruitNet own several properties where we provide temporary accommodation for all the newcomers we bring to Ireland.
If you want to find your own accommodation, it’s no problem! But know that you can always rely on us, too!
When searching for your own accommodation we recommend three things:
· Check www.Daft.ie
· Join Facebook groups for housing in the city you’re moving to
· Reach out to your network in Ireland
Accommodation is getting more pricy in Ireland, especially in Dublin. Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dublin can run anywhere from €1,000-€1,500 per month. However, other cities like Galway and Cork have housing for much cheaper.
Open a Bank Account
The most-used banks in Ireland are Bank of Ireland (BOI) and Allied Irish Banks (AIB). We recommend opening your account and securing a debit card with either one of these institutions.
English and Irish Gaelic are the national languages of Ireland, but rest assured that English is the most widely spoken. All business is conducted in English, so if you’re fluent in English you’ll be fine to communicate in daily life.
Not fluent in English? We can help! RecruitNet provides language training to anyone who needs it.
But if you want to study on your own, we recommend enrolling in a course provided by MacMillan, Open Learning, or Coursera.