Make sure that you hold a valid passport or identity card before you plan your trip. You do not need an entry visa for Ireland.
EU nationals do not need to register with the local immigration office and they do not need a residence card to live in Ireland.
However, we strongly advise you to apply for a PPS Number. It will help you access the public health services in Ireland, for instance. Please note that you must already be living in Ireland in order to apply for a PPS Number.
When applying for a PPS Number, you will need to provide the following documents:
The Department of Social Protection will issue a PPS Number for you, please contact the Social Welfare Local Office for more detailed information.
Should you have any further questions, please see the Citizens Information page for the Personal Public Service Number.
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