Below is some useful information for Polish nationals travelling to, living and working in Ireland:
There is no tax or duty payable on products where duty and tax has already been paid in Poland. However there are some restrictions in regards alcoholic and tobacco products. See the link below to the Irish Customs and Revenue website for more details.
Vehicle Registration Tax in Ireland
If you decide to drive to Ireland and to keep your vehicle in Ireland, vehicle registration tax will need to be paid on your vehicle.
Vehicle Registration Tax must be paid for the registration of motor vehicles (including motor-cycles). All motor vehicles in Ireland, other than those brought in temporarily by visitors, must be registered for Vehicle Registration tax. A vehicle must be registered before it can be licensed and insured on Irish roads.
You should make an appointment to get your vehicle inspected within 7 days of entering Ireland and your vehicle should be registered within 30 days of entering the state to avoid it being seized by the Customs or National Police Force.
To read about how to calculate how much you may be required to pay in Vehicle Registration tax, please click here>>>
Visa Requirements to Ireland
Holders of Polish passport do not require a visa to work in Ireland.
PPS Number (Employment and Social Security Number) for living and working in Ireland
One of the first things you should apply for is a PPS number. The importance of a PPS number is that it is a Personal Public Service Security number which is a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits, public services and information in Ireland. You will need a PPS number to work in Ireland and you will have to give it to your employer once you start your new job.
Accommodation in Dublin
There are an array of accommodation options in Dublin. When starting off in Ireland you will probably require a rental property or an apartment/house share. For example the average monthly rent for a single bed in North County Dublin is €402 whereas a double room is €502 monthly(Source: The Daft.ie Rental Report – 2015 in Review). The website www.daft.ie is a good source to consult when looking for rental properties in Dublin.
Accommodation in other Cities in Ireland
The average rent for a single bed accommodation in Cork city centre is €362 whereas Limerick is €277. Galway city centre is €348 and €254 is the average cost for single bed accommodation in the rest of Connaught. To read the full Rental Report for Ireland please click here>>>
Banking in Ireland
In order to open a bank account in Ireland you will need the following:
- At least one form of photo ID (usually a passport or Irish Driving License)
- Proof of your residential address in Ireland which can be proved by:
- A current utility bill (within the last 6 months) with your Irish address on it
- A car or home insurance certificate with your Irish address on it
- An account statement from a financial institution with your Irish address on it
- A refuse collection bill or water charges bill with your name and Irish address on it
- Official documentation or cards form the Irish tax authorities (known as the Revenue Commissioners) addressed to your Irish address
It could take a month to get an Irish bank account set up so the best tip is to get your salary paid into your Polish bank account for the first month and then use online banking in order to extract funds.
Education in Ireland
If you wish to further your career through education, Ireland offers some of the top courses in Europe through its wide variety of educational facilities. Many courses are available on line and by distance. In addition, evening learning is also available. Due to the large number of IT multinational firms in Ireland (e.g. Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft, IBM) many of the colleges and universities have twinned with companies so that course content is relevant and uses latest technologies and content. Undergraduate third level education in Ireland is free. To view the broadest selection of courses in Ireland please go to http://www.qualifax.ie/
Primary and second level (high school) education is also free in Ireland and pre-school kindergarten for 2 years up to the age of 6 is also free.
Ireland is also famous for English language schools. To view a list of ACELS accredited English language schools in your area of Ireland please go to http://www.acels.ie/search.htm
Weather in Ireland
Ireland boasts one of the mildest climates in Europe with the moderate influence of the Atlantic felt throughout the island. Air temperatures inland normally reach 18 to 20 °C during summer days, and about 8 °C during wintertime. Heatwaves and major freezes are both very rare in Ireland, hence there is normally no need for extra expense such as winter tyres.
Healthcare in Ireland
You will be entitled to free public healthcare once you prove residency within the state. There are also a number of private healthcare providers. The majority of specialist hospitals are located in the major cities.
Transport in Ireland
In Dublin there is an excellent affordable transport network which comprises of rail, road, bus and tram. There is also a cheap public bicycle sharing scheme. See http://www.dublinbikes.ie/
All towns and cities in Ireland have also good bus/rail and other transportation options too.
Taxsaver.ie is a scheme run by the government owned bus and rail companies where you can save up to 49% on the cost of your journey. For example if you are commuting daily from 20 miles away from your workplace your annual ticket by rail may cost around €800. However, when you use TaxSaver your cost of annual transport is a mere €408(if you are on the 40% rate of tax), an amazing saving of €392.00 which is accessible to all who use state public transport.
To view more about how to cut the cost of your commute please go to www.taxsaver.ie
Ireland is famous worldwide for its beautiful green countryside, mountains, lakes and magnificent beaches. There are many tourist attractions in Ireland from the Guinness Storehouse to the Cliffs of Moher. However there are too many to mention on one page alone. Please visit https://www.tourismireland.com/ for further information.
Ireland’s small size makes travelling around the country very easy. So when you want to get around, it’s relatively easy depending on how and where you want to travel. Rental cars are very cheap, buses run all over the country, as do trains. The longest you may be travelling non-stop here would be around five hours, and that’s from one end of the country to the other!!
For other very helpful sites on living and working in Ireland visit:
GENERAL MOVING TO IRELAND INFO http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/moving_to_ireland/
ACCOMODATION FOR RENT http://www.daft.ie– rental accommodation
MONEY AND TAX http://download.pwc.com/ie/budget-2016/index.html
GENERAL GUIDE TO IRELAND https://www.justlanded.com/english/Ireland/Ireland-Guide