Moving home from abroad


 It doesn’t matter if you’ve been living abroad for ages or you’ve just been away a short time. You’ll need a plan of action!

Where to start

First read all about what you need to know about returning to Ireland. Next read these 10 tips on returning to Ireland from others who've made the move back. Than start planning your return!

We've put together this essential information about returning to Ireland to help you, along with useful links on things like:

  • looking for work
  • finding accommodation
  • education and training
  • guides on what to consider if you are coming home

Social welfare payments

Do you think you may need to apply for a social welfare payment on your return? Yes - then it’s very important for you to read about the habitual residence condition before coming back.

Returning with a non-Irish family member

Are you coming home with a spouse or partner who is not an Irish citizen? Read this residency information for non-Irish family members before you start planning your move back.

Do you have more questions? Contact us!

Call +353 1 873 2844, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or drop in to see us at 1 Cathedral Street, Dublin 1.