The Surinder Singh Route via Ireland
To begin with, let’s just clarify this: When you go to Ireland, as a British Citizen, you are not ‘Singhing‘. You are ‘Exercising your treaty rights‘. Many people now use the term ‘Singh‘ to refer to the whole process of your The Surinder Singh Route journey. However, ‘Singh‘ only actually comes into play when you return to your home member state with your family members.
This is The Surinder Singh Route via Ireland page. It is aimed that all relevant information that will help you Exercise your Treaty Rights in Ireland will be linked on this page. Got something to add? Put in a comment and we will do our best to include it in the website.
Why is Ireland so Popular for Singhers?
Ireland is for some, the easiest option for The Surinder Singh Route. Ireland shares so much of the same culture as the United Kingdom. Key similarities being language, religious beliefs, to the general day to day way of life – it is very hard to notice the fact that you are in a different country. Other than a few differences, such as the currency (being the Euro), the street signs, car number plates… and so on, it’s all to easy to think your actually at home…
Steps when exercising your treaty rights in The Republic of Ireland
- Gather all of your documents, and relevant case law;
- Get an Irish Entry Visa for your non EEA spouse (and other family members) where necessary
- Register for your Personal Public Services (PPS) Number [this is the Irish Equivalent of the UK’s National Insurance Number]
- Find a job or register as self employed and begin your own business
- Finding a place to live.
- Open your bank account in Ireland
- Apply for Child Benefit if you have children already
- Healthcare In Ireland
- Document your stay together
- Cheap Hotels and Hostels
- Cheap Campsites
- Free Disabled Parking in Dublin City Centre
- Apply for an EEA Family Permit or;
- Try a Border Crossing to obtain a Code 1A stamp;