It’s official!

Yes, it’s official – we are now registered as immigrants, officially allowed to live in Dublin.

On Thursday afternoon we went into the Gardai National Immigration Bureau to register ourselves. We waited for about 20 minutes in line just for our ticket to get into the actual cue to register. After about two hours waiting on Thursday we got Matt registered but then had to go back again on Friday to get my registration completed as we hadn’t brought all the papers they wanted to see on Thursday!
After braving the bureaucratic system I now have a shiny new immigration card complete with photo, immigration number and computer chip.

Most of this first week in Dublin for us has been spent doing not very much. We have been relaxing and venturing out every now and then to see bits of the city. I think this week has been a bit of a pause before we rush head-on into life in Dublin next week.

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