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Before You Go to Dublin

Before You Get on the Plane

Before you visit Ireland make sure you have all required documentation, including visas, work permits, marriage certificates, et cetera for your Dublin relocation. It is a good idea to make a checklist. The visa process can take some time, so make sure you have left plenty of time to arrange this.

Have a check-up with your doctor and dentist before you go. Also stock up on prescriptions to take with you – you'll most likely be able to get them while staying in Dublin but it's just another thing to worry about while you're there.

Receive all necessary immunizations before travel, and check with your local insurance in case they have coverage that would apply in Ireland. Make sure you have your doctor’s international phone number in case you have a medical emergency and an Irish doctor would need to obtain your medical records from your doctor at home.

Just Landed!


There are three main airports in Ireland. Dublin, Shannon, and Cork.

Make sure you know the address, post code, and nearest public transport of your destination. A taxi will be expensive, so try and take the public transport. Make sure you have Euros with you – avoid using the cash machines inside the airport as they charge you a premium for withdrawing your money.

Travelling in Dublin

Learning how to travel through the city is an important step in moving to Dublin, or even just a vacation. For tips on travelling within Dublin once you arrive -along with fun things to go see- please check out our Tips from Locals guide!


The emergency number for the police, fire brigade and ambulance service is 999 or 112.

Be aware at cash machines – shield your PIN and make sure no one is standing directly behind you.

Watch for pickpockets, especially in busy areas.