A Guide
Moving to Ireland
Congratulations on your new job and we look forward to welcoming you to Ireland. We have answered the most popular questions about moving to Ireland here, however, if you have questions, please email hello@startmonday.ie
About Ireland
Ireland is home to almost five million people and is the only English-speaking country in the EU. It is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe and has the youngest population in the region.
Before you move
After you have signed your offer letter and confirmed your start date, here are the most important things to do next.
  • Check your passport
    Make sure that your passport is valid and in date. You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your departure date.
  • Book your flight
    Search for the cheapest flights as soon as possible and set up price alerts to notify you if a deal becomes available.
  • Look for accommodation
    Start looking for accommodation online. The most popular property website in Ireland is daft.ie. We can connect you with Technicians living here and recommend online groups and other networks. You should obtain references from previous landlords to help support your application.
  • Bring important documents
    Gather copies of important documents such as your:
    passport, birth certificate, marriage/divorce certificate, driving license, medical records, copy of car insurance and proof of no-claims record and bank statements (last 6 months).
  • Relocation support
    You may be entitled to be reimbursed relocation expenses as part of your move to Ireland under an EU Programme. Please contact us directly for more information. It is important to remember that, in order to avail of this support, you have to apply to the programme before you leave your home country.
On arrival
When you arrive in Ireland, here are the next steps to take.
  • Buy a local sim card/phone
    Your mobile phone should be unlocked in order to use an Irish SIM card. You can purchase a SIM card in Spar or WH Smith shops in Dublin airport. All major telecommunications providers in Ireland offer SIM-only products. See more information here.
  • Register for tax
    To work in Ireland and access social welfare services, you must have a 'PPSN' (Personal Public Service Number).

    We will provide you with a letter in advance to confirm your employment.

    Applying for your PPSN:
    1. Go to mygovid.ie and click 'Create an Account Now'
    2. Enter your details (name, email, password) and verify your email address
    3. Go to services.mywelfare.ie and login
    4. Click 'Request now'
    5. On the page, 'Reason', select 'Starting Employment'
    6. Enter your personal details
    7. When asked for 'proof of address' or 'proof of employment', upload the letter provided by us or the company. You may be contacted to provide additional information (by email or phone).
    8. You will receive a letter with your PPSN to the address provided
    9. Inform your new employer of your PPSN who will then assist you with the rest of the process.

    If you begin employment without a PPS number, you will be taxed on an emergency rate until your tax details are confirmed. This tax will be returned to you in your next salary.
  • Setup a bank account
    Once you have your PPSN, you can setup a bank account in Ireland. You can also begin the application in advance online.
  • Take language lessons
    Learning a new language can be daunting. We recommend that you take English language lessons, either in-person or online. You may be entitled to be reimbursed for the cost of this course.
  • Setup internet and utilities
    Your landlord may already have an existing account with certain providers but otherwise, shop around for the best deals on broadband, gas, electricity and waste collection.
  • Register with a local doctor
    Visit the HSE website to find your nearest GP (General Practitioner).
Starting your job
You're ready to start your new job in Ireland. Here are some things to think about.
  • Meet with your manager
  • Submit your documentation
  • Make sure you have PPE
    Before you start, ask your employer if you need to purchase PPE or work clothing.
  • HR/Payroll
    Speak with HR or Payroll do make sure that you are setup to receive your salary. As soon as you receive your PPS Number, you should inform HR who will make sure that your salary and tax is accurately setup.