This is going to be an “Anchor Article” for the Ireland route. We intend to link all relevant information on Ireland from this thread. Got something to add? Put in a comment and we will do our best to include it in the website.
Ireland is for some, the easiest option for The Surinder Singh Route. It shares so much of the culture that the United Kingdom has. From language, to religious beliefs to the general way of life, it is very hard to notice the fact that you are in a different country – Other than a few minor differencies, such as the currency (being the Euro) and the street signs.
The steps you need to take to excercise 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
- Registering at a GP / Doctors surgery
- Apply for an EHIC in Ireland and Return your EHIC once you aquire your Irish EHIC
- Document your stay together
- Cheap Hotels and Hostels
- Cheap Campsites
- Healthcare In Ireland
- Free Disabled Parking in Dublin City Centre
- Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE) in Ireland (Pre-School Education)
- Apply for an EEA Family Permit or;
- Try a Border Crossing to obtain a Code 1A stamp;