Be Ready to Start your Hotel Job in Ireland Quickly!

There are some essential admin tasks to complete on arrival and before you can start your hotel job in Ireland. Our experience in relocating candidates has given us a few ‘Top Tips’ to make the process straightforward and efficient. 
The start date of your hotel job will depend on these admin tasks being complete. It is necessary to know how you can prepare yourself in advance so you can start your hotel job promptly on arrival in Ireland. 

Personal Public Service Number (PPS Number)

A personal public service number (PPS) is a unique reference number. This number helps you access social welfare benefits, public services and information in Ireland. You need a PPS number to work in your hotel job and for many different things such as opening a band account. 
You must have accommodation before requesting a PPS number because you will need to show proof of address.

It is very easy to get a PPS number but you will need to visit your local Welfare office in person.Hotel Jobs Tip 1

We recommend you call your local welfare office in advance. You may need to request an appointment at some offices. Smaller towns tend to not require appointments but it varies. You can locate your closest welfare office here.

You will need to take the following documents with you:

 •  Passport
•  Birth certificate (if not born in Ireland)
•  Proof of address
•   Proof of work/terms of engagement and letter from employer

Your appointment will take about 30 minutes to complete and 5 days later you receive your PPS number.

Sagesa Hospitality have guided many candidates through this process and are available to answer any questions you may have.

Bank Account

You will need a personal bank account.  To open an account, you will usually need:

  • Proof of address
  • Passport
  • PPS number

TIP: Call your local branch ahead of your arrival in Ireland. Ask if you can book an appointment and download the forms in advance.
The requirements may vary depending on the bank branch. Usually your employer will assist you but you can complete this easily yourself.


The Irish property rental market has a relatively small inventory. Property moves quickly and places will not be on the market for long.
When house hunting we recommend using the following websites and

Contact your local estate agents with a list of requirements to find out about upcoming property rentals. They may let you know about places that have not been posted as yet. A simple internet search will reveal local agents, we also have a list of agencies we have used in the past.

It is important to arrange viewings before your arrival in Ireland to ensure viewing availability.
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Due to the competitive rental market in Ireland landlords in Ireland tend to have a choice of tenants. We recommend you bring with you a letter of recommendation from your previous landlord in your country of origin to show you are a trusted tenant. If you owned your last place of residence, then proof of mortgage payments may help you secure a rental property quickly.

Housing contracts are usually for 12 months in Ireland. Consider the location of your new home relative to the location of your work as there may be penalties for terminating housing contracts prematurely.

Ireland is very pet friendly however landlords do not tend to allow pets in rental properties. This will would need to be requested be on a case by case basis.  

Most importantly know we are here to provide advice and help to make sure your relocation easy and speedy. Call us anytime and we will endeavour to assist you as best we can.

Car Insurance

You may decide to purchase a car when you are in Ireland. Public transport outside metropolitan areas is unreliable.

TIP: Bring a letter from your previous car insurance company stating you have not made any claims. You are likely to get a better quote for the insurance on your car in Ireland.

Useful Documents for the Relocation Process for your hotel job

BONUS TIP: We recommend having the following documentation (originals and photocopies) to hand. You will no doubt need them during several parts of the relocation process.Hotel Jobs BonusTip

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate (and translated copies)
  • Bank statements from current account
  • Letter confirming your services are contracted by the employer (Sagesa Hospitality we will provide)

Extra documents or letters (translated into English)

  • Letter of recommendation from previous landlord or proof or mortgage payments
  • Letter from previous car insurer

Most importantly be assured Sagesa Hospitality is here to provide advice and help to make sure your relocation goes smoothly. Contact us anytime throughout your stay in Ireland. For more information stay tuned for our ‘Ultimate Guide to Hotel Jobs In Ireland’.