Tips on relocating to Ireland from outside the EU, in this case Canada
We recently employed a Canadian resident relocating to Ireland and found the employee had to jump through quite a few hoops!
- No visa required – a plus!
- Work permit required on relocating. The process starts at the airport when you land with your documention, and have an appointment set up through www.inis.gov.ie A shortcut is being married to an Irish citizen!!!
- Apply for a PPS number know as Social Insurance number (SIN) in Canada or a TIN in the U.S. You can set up an appointment through www.welfare.ie Equip yourself with a letter from an employer to prove you plan on working in Ireland and your passport.
- Proof of address – a letter from a potential employer is proof of address for the PPS number but not for opening a bank account…
- With PPS number set yourself up on www.revenue.ie My Account and get a PIN sent to your Irish address which the bank will accept as proof of your address in Ireland.
- Open that bank account to get paid! For this equip yourself with your passport, letter from employer and proof of Irish address and patience
- Apply for a tax credit certificate through My Account on www.revenue.ie