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    I'm wondering the answer to this question in relation to Ireland, but if anyone knows the UK rules that'd be a good second best. I wish to go and stay in Ireland with relatives for a while but just wondering when it stops being classed as a holiday in terms of tax, possibly even citizen status etc? I have an Irish passport so not sure the citizen bit is an issue.

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    Normally a tourist visa lasts up to 3 months. As long as you're not working you can probably get away with staying longer than that, especially if you have dual passports. As always Google provides more info (and TIL that the Irish government have a DFA division): http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=8778
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    As EU member states, the rules found here apply to the UK and Ireland.
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    I'm Irish. If you have an Irish passport, you are an Irish citizen. You are always a citizen of Ireland wherever in the world you live. In many cases, you don't even have to have visited as you can get it from your parents or grandparents.

    Regards tax, if you work there, you will pay tax there, even if its a working holiday. Do you have a PRSI number? You won't be able to work without it. There is probably a personal allowance before you become liable for tax, just like in the UK.

    There is also a NAMA (bank bailout) levy on wages if you work there, regardless of whether you are resident.

    If you're referring to DIRT on Irish based bank savings, this is for residents only. I'm not sure how long you have to be there to start being liable for this.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Normally a tourist visa lasts up to 3 months. As long as you're not working you can probably get away with staying longer than that, especially if you have dual passports. As always Google provides more info (and TIL that the Irish government have a DFA division): http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=8778
    This visa is only required if you are not a EU national.

    Even before the EU, British and Irish nationals have had freedom of movement between the two countries. It was part of the agreement that created the Irish state.
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    Thanks, y'all
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    (Original post by marcusfox)
    I'm Irish. If you have an Irish passport, you are an Irish citizen. You are always a citizen of Ireland wherever in the world you live. In many cases, you don't even have to have visited as you can get it from your parents or grandparents.
    Yup. Practically my whole family are Irish. Seriously...I can't think of other nationalities in there Just me and a few other young ones born in the UK.

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