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Old 12-06-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Can you actually do that though? I wouldn't want to try it.
I don't think you can do that. I know in the UK you can only get a visitor visa for 3 or 6? months in a 12 month period. You can't just leave and come back.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Betwixt and Between
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There is no guarantee that you can get a new 90-day tourist visa every 3 months by taking a day trip to France etc. You can probably get away with it 2 or 3 times but sooner or later immigration control are likely to take the view that you are abusing the system. When that happens you will be refused entry - as a tourist you have no rights to enter the country - it's at their discretion. If you stick to 3 months per year you should be ok.
But I wouldn't want to go to France for a day and I have no interest in abusing the system. If I go to France, it will be with my mountain bike and I'll spend weeks (months?) there touring. Three months per year in Ireland will be fine to start with and if I have to eventually obtain a residency/extended stay visa, I can work to that goal. Thx-helpful replies.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: American Expat
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I don't think you can do that. I know in the UK you can only get a visitor visa for 3 or 6? months in a 12 month period. You can't just leave and come back.
Nobody's talking about visitor visas.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Perfect. Just to be clear, if I am a property owner in Ireland, without residency, it will not affect the type of visa they give me? I can't imagine how they would know that I'm a property owner-well, actually I can; everything is on computer records nowadays-but my concern is that property ownership in Ireland may require me to obtain a non-tourist (or resident) visa? Thx for the replies, they have been very helpful.
Your status as a property owner makes no difference in your residency status. If it were that easy for foreign property owners to buy their way into an EU residence permit, every Russian billionaire would have an EU passport already. In fact, you may be in for a shock when you try to obtain property insurance or a mortgage (if you need to finance at all) being a non-EU person without a residence permit.

If I were you, I'd consult a property expert in Ireland instead of City-Data before making such a drastic move.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I don't think it is difficult to retire in Ireland. Retirees are often welcome, unlike non-retired immigrants who tend to take away jobs from locals. Retirees usually pay taxes, at least VAT on the stuff they buy, while not taking anything away from anyone.

I hope the reentry practice will be eliminated soon and around the world.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Betwixt and Between
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Your status as a property owner makes no difference in your residency status. If it were that easy for foreign property owners to buy their way into an EU residence permit, every Russian billionaire would have an EU passport already. In fact, you may be in for a shock when you try to obtain property insurance or a mortgage (if you need to finance at all) being a non-EU person without a residence permit.

If I were you, I'd consult a property expert in Ireland instead of City-Data before making such a drastic move.
I already have. I posted here to see if anyone on the forum was going through a similar situation so I could get the benefit of their experience. Drastic???? Really?????
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I don't think you can do that. I know in the UK you can only get a visitor visa for 3 or 6? months in a 12 month period. You can't just leave and come back.
Yea, I think you'd get kicked out if you did that.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Nobody's talking about visitor visas.
You can't get any other type of visa.

ROI isn't the USA.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Nobody's talking about visitor visas.
Excuse me, but yes they were.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I don't think it is difficult to retire in Ireland. Retirees are often welcome, unlike non-retired immigrants who tend to take away jobs from locals. Retirees usually pay taxes, at least VAT on the stuff they buy, while not taking anything away from anyone.

I hope the reentry practice will be eliminated soon and around the world.
I doubt it's any easier than the UK. Retirees use the health care without ever having paid into it. Why would any country want that?
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