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Obtain a Residence Permit in Ireland

Obtain a Residence Permit in Ireland

Updated on Tuesday 01st March 2016

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Obtain-a-Residence-Permit-in Ireland.jpgIreland is one of the competitive economies in the European Union and, as an effect, more and more people are interested in receiving a residence permit here. Persons who want to receive a residence permit in Ireland should know that citizens from the European Economic Area (EEA) do not need such a document, as they are granted with the right of free moving and working in this area. If you want to know more on the steps you need to follow in order to receive a residence permit, our Irish solicitors can provide you with an in-depth presentation on this matter. 

Right to reside in Ireland 

Persons who are citizens of the EEA, an entity comprised of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, do not need to receive a residence permit for living in Ireland, as long as the stay lasts a maximum of three months; persons in the EEA can live up to three months in Ireland together with their families, without any compulsory document. 
In the situation in which your stay is longer than three months, you will have to prove that you are included in one of the following situations: 
employed or self-employed in a commercial activity;
make the proof that you have sufficient financial resources and also a sickness insurance;
student/vocational trainee;
family member of a person in the above mentioned situations. 
Persons in EEA are not required to register at the local immigration authorities; our Irish law firm can provide you with further details on this subject. 

Irish residence permit 

Non-EEA citizens who want to reside in Ireland should provide several documents prior to their arrival here, such as: 
a valid passport;
a visa (if applicable);
an employment permit;
business visa (if the person relocating is interested in opening a business in Ireland). 
It is required to register at the Garda National Immigration Bureau, which will issue a certificate of registration
If you need further information on the residence permit in Ireland, our Irish attorneys can provide you with assistance or legal representation on this subject. 


  • John 2016-02-29

    Is it possible for the non-EEA citizens to register on-line at the Irish immigration office? Thank you!

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