EU nationals do not need to register with the local immigration office and do not need a residence permit to live in Ireland.
However, we strongly advise au pairs to apply for a PPS Number. It will help your au pair access the public health services in Ireland, for instance. Please note that he/she must be already living in Ireland in order to apply for a PPS Number.
The Department of Social Protection will issue a PPS Number for your au pair, please contact the Social Welfare Local Office for more detailed information.
When applying for a PPS Number, your au pair will need to provide the following documents:
Should you have any further questions, please consult the Citizens Information page on the Personal Public Service Number.
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