I'm originally from Nigeria. I have a US passport. Do I need an airport transit visa at Dublin when flying from the US to Manchester in UK? I also have my Nigerian passport.

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US citizens do not need a visa to fly into Ireland or the UK as a tourist, in general, so you will not need a visa to transit Dublin. Just be sure to use your US passport. (Nigerian citizens very likely need a visa.)

  • So I will not need to present my Nigerian passport then? Commented Mar 23, 2018 at 16:25
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    @SisterAgatha Indeed, do not present your Nigerian passport unless asked for it, because you'll need a visa if you use it. If the immigration officer asks if you have other citizenships, of course, answer honestly. But you must enter as a US citizen to avoid needing a visa. (There may be some visa-free transit possibilities even with the Nigerian passport, but using the US passport will save you having to investigate this.) Commented Mar 23, 2018 at 16:46
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    @JimMacKenzie Indeed, Nigeria is on the very short list of "Appendix 1" countries that require a separate Irish visa to transit Ireland even when holding a UK visa in the British-Irish Visa Scheme. The situation was supposed to be repaired by now, but I think the British and Irish governments have been busy with other matters...
    – Calchas
    Commented Mar 24, 2018 at 0:24

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