A Guide to Moving from the United Kingdom to Ireland
After recently helping a number of families move to Ireland from the UK, we thought we’d take this opportunity to list a few helpful tips for those looking to do this in the future.
- Research and Planning: Before you pack any bags, it’s important to conduct thorough research about the area you are looking to move to making sure it aligns with your lifestyle and preferences. Consider factors such as job opportunities, cost of living, housing options, healthcare, education, and transportation. Having a clear understanding of what to expect will help you make informed decisions and reduce any potential surprises along the way.
- Understanding the Legalities: Moving to Ireland from the United Kingdom may require some legal considerations. Up to September 2021, both countries were part of the Common Travel Area (CTA), which allows British and Irish citizens to travel, live, and work freely within each other’s territories. However, it’s always prudent to check for any updates or changes in immigration policies, especially post-Brexit. Familiarise yourself with the necessary documentation, such as passports, visas, work permits, and residency requirements, to ensure a hassle-free transition.
- Navigating the Housing Market: Ireland is very much like the UK when it comes to finding suitable accommodation and this is a crucial aspect of settling into your new life in Ireland. Begin your house-hunting process well in advance to allow ample time for research and visits. Websites such as daft.ie and myhome.ie as well as local estate agents can provide listings, but exploring social media groups and local community forums can also be beneficial. Be prepared for variations in rental prices and housing styles across different regions. Keep in mind that the cost of living in cities like Dublin can be higher compared to other areas, so weigh your options carefully.
- Healthcare and Education: Ireland offers a high standard of healthcare and education. Familiarise yourself with the healthcare system, including registering with a General Practitioner (GP) and understanding how to access healthcare services. If you have children, research the education system and identify suitable schools in your chosen area. Take note of application deadlines and any necessary documentation required for enrolment.
Moving from the United Kingdom to Ireland offers an opportunity for new beginnings in a country renowned for its beauty and hospitality. Of course if you are looking for a removal company to help with your UK to Ireland move, contact us on 01 451 3585 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.