Coming to live in Ireland

Life Event Document People who are planning to retire to Ireland need to know about living in Ireland, including housing, health services, social security and taxation.

Visa requirements for entering Ireland
Citizens of certain countries need a valid Irish entry visa before they arrive in Ireland. Find out whether you need a visa to enter Ireland.

Permission to enter Ireland
All non-EEA nationals need permission to enter Ireland, even if they are not required to have a visa to enter Ireland.

Support services for foreign nationals in Ireland
List of organisations providing information and support to foreign nationals in Ireland.

Bringing pets to Ireland
The importation of pets into Ireland is strictly controlled. Information on the procedures for bringing your pet to Ireland.

Importing a vehicle into Ireland
Find out how to import your car and other motor vehicles into Ireland, and if you are liable to pay Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT).