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How to move to Ireland

Northern Ireland, Causeway Coastal Route

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If you’re wondering how to move to Ireland from South Africa? you’ve come to the right place!

Living as a South African Expats in Ireland can be an amazing experience, but it will come with some challenges. If you’re thinking about making the move, it’s important to do your research first.

If you’ve already made the move, you’ll know its not a smooth process, and sometimes any help available is always appreciated.

I’ve put together a resource guide for South African expats in Ireland. From things to know before going to Ireland for the first time, how to meet South Africans in Ireland even where to find South African Food in Ireland.


  • May Durkee
    07/13/2020 at 8:04 PM

    This is so helpful for people wanting to move or even just visit Ireland, I loved the tips.

  • Holly Roberts
    07/13/2020 at 12:52 AM

    Awesome post! I’m looking to go to Ireland so this will be helpful regardless! Thank you!

  • Rachel
    07/12/2020 at 5:11 PM

    This post is so handy for people looking to move to Ireland from South Africa. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Quintin
    02/12/2020 at 6:53 PM

    Thank you for sharing with us.
    would like to know if it is possible to answer few questions please ?
    The Ireland site is confusing, and the facebook web sites … people don’t give straight answers.

    My wife and i are both still in South Africa and we are wanting to immigrate to Ireland,
    i have my British passport and she has a South African passport.
    We have been engaged and living together for 13 years and got married 3 weeks back.

    Q1. will she need to do a TB test and a English test?
    Q2. from what i understand if we move over to Ireland only then can she apply for her residence Card?
    and how long will that take? what are the chances of rejection ? that you know of.
    Q3. Is there anything we need to do before just going over? docs to fill in or to register ETC
    Q4. will need to provide a Unabridged or abridged or Abridged Marriage certificate or will our original hand written marriage
    certificate be sufficient ?

    My Apologies for all the questions
    you can email me directly if you like.
    as my wife still has few more questions to ask


  • Lerato
    02/05/2020 at 1:27 PM

    Hi Bulelani, glad you found this useful. I hope you have an amazing time in Ireland

  • Bulelani
    02/05/2020 at 1:03 PM

    Thank you very much, this is helpful for someone who’s planning to travel to Ireland.

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