You will want to be paid… and you will need to pay your bills. So set up a bank account when you arrive in Ireland.
You will want to be paid … and you will need to pay your bills. So set up a bank account when you arrive in Ireland.
In accordance with EU policy, banking regulations are the same for both resident and non-resident EU citizens. Non-resident EU citizens may therefore open an Irish bank account.
In order to open a bank account you need to provide your PPSN (Personal Public Service Number – the unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits in Ireland, see the section on Tax and Social Services) plus two forms of identification, at least one of which must include a photograph (such as a passport).
Proof of residence, e.g. a utility bill, is also required.
You can also apply to open a current account online.
Major banks include:
Your own local bank may also have branches in Ireland and/or have an arrangement with an Irish bank, so it is worth checking before you leave.