All things legal

Legalities…boring, we know right!? But they are pretty important and you will need to ensure you have all the right paperwork and criteria to make some Euros. The Stint team have worked hard and tried to make the process as simple as possible, below you will find a step by step guide to securing all things GNIB, Tax, Job and Bank related. We suggest taking a look at the Department of Social Protection’s guide to a new beginning in Ireland, this explains all you need to know about employment rights, social security and much more:

Your Guide To A New Beginning

Step 1, 2, 3

Step 1-GNIB

Register at the GNIB. 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.

You will need to bring your Working Holiday Authorisation and passport. The fee for registration is €300, payable by credit or debit, and you will be issued a GNIB card afterward. You can book an appointment online via:

GNIB Online 

Peak appointment months are from June to September so please be patient and keep checking.

We suggest using this handy GNIB appointment notification app.

 Step 2- Job

We recommend taking some time to read through our Work Preparation section if you haven’t done so already. Before applying for jobs it is important to have a solid CV.

Oh…and don’t forget we partner with some cool companies that can make finding a job quick and stress-free.

Once you secure employment you will need to ask your employer for a letter to take to your PPS appointment which states:

  • Where you are living in Ireland
  • Where you are employed 

Step 3- PPS

The PPS number is necessary for stuff like pay and taxes. 

When you find a job, you’ll need a PPS number to get that first pay-check. As soon as you find a job, obtain a letter from your employer stating that you’ll be employed there whilst also containing your Irish address. You must schedule a PPS appointment via:

My Welfare

PSS appointment centre address: The Intreo Centre Parnell Street at 197/199 Parnell Street, Dublin 1.

You’ll also need to bring your passport and proof of Irish address.

Step 4, 5, 6

Step 4- PPS No

Once you have obtained your PPS you will need to provide it to your employer. We also recommend calling Revenue and providing them with your employers CRO number (ask your boss for this).

Sign up to:


This requires registration but it means that you can access and view your taxes, claim tax back whilst also printing off any records you may require. 

Provide your PPS no to your employer also- they will need it for tax purposes too.

Step 5- Tax Credits

This ensures you are paying tax (crap part) whilst also being paid correctly (good part). But most important it means you will be able to claim tax credits. 

To move onto step 6 you will need an official letter with your address. Login in to MyAccount and print off your Tax Certificate as this will suffice.


Step 6- Banking

So this is pretty much the final part of the puzzle (we promise). Once you have your PPS number and a letter from Revenue you can open a bank account which in turn means you can get paid or cash cheques.  

You will need to book an appointment with a bank and bring along your passport, proof of address (tax certificate from Revenue) and any other documentation the bank may ask for.

Any questions you may have please do not hesitate to contact

When Im Leaving?

Revenue & Tax

As you are leaving a job and the country it’s important to let Revenue know; as boring as it sounds it means you can reclaim any tax that you may be due. You may need to request or download a p50 form (you can access this form through via Revenue).

We recommend calling Revenue to assess how long a potential refund may take. You may need to leave your bank account open or request a cheque be sent to you (If you plan on cashing it back home, you may need to check if your bank accepts international cheques).

Bank Account

It is recommended that you keep your bank account open in the event that any final wage or tax refunds need to be paid into it after your departure. Otherwise, you can be issued with a cheque, although you may incur high fees to cash or lodge it within a bank outside of Ireland. You can withdraw from your Irish bank account using your ATM card when you are back home. If you have all your tax and working related tasks done, we suggest closing your bank account down the week before you leave Ireland.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the team