Dublin is a welcoming place and there are tons of reasons to live here. Luckily, new arrivals from many countries won’t need an Irish visa to move here or an Irish driving licence to drive here. For those that do require them, following official procedures doesn’t have to be a headache. The process is actually pretty straightforward, but you’ll have to do some paperwork.

However, if you do encounter any problems along the way, there are plenty of resources and organisations that can help. Many employers, universities and colleges in Dublin have staff who can assist with visa applications.

It’s also a good idea to bookmark the Citizen’s Information website. This is a publicly funded resource which provides reliable information on everything from airport security through to Irish law. Then, there’s the Department of Justice’s Irish immigration website. This features a calculator for checking your eligibility for residence in Ireland, as well as updates on the latest visa decisions.

But, for now, we’ll provide you with an introduction to organising a visa, getting on the road in Ireland and dealing with Dublin’s local authorities.

Check out the articles below for more information on the city’s essential official procedures.

A guide to Irish immigration visas

Ireland is a fairly welcoming country. Citizens of many countries don’t need an Irish visa to enter. But those that do need one should find the process simple and straightforward. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) is in charge of providing permission to live, work and study in the Republic of Ireland. Here’s what you need to know. How to immigrate to Ireland F

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Getting a driving licence

Getting on the road in Ireland is relatively straightforward. You will, of course, need a licence. The NDLS is responsible for issuing driving licences in the Republic of Ireland. If you’ve got a vehicle, you’ll need to make sure that it’s taxed and insured too. Do I need to get an Irish driver’s licence? For EU & EEA licence holders Drivers with an EU or EEA member state licence need never change to an Irish licence. If they wish to exchange their licence for an Irish one, they need to do it within 10 years of their driver’s licence expiring. For other licence holders

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