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I am applying for a dependent visa for Ireland as my spouse is already there working on a critical skill visa. I did my masters degree and was on a valid work visa living in Northern Ireland (UK). I wanted to visit a branch of my home church in Dublin and was misinformed that since I hold a valid UK visa it is not required for me to apply for an Irish visa, so I went ahead without applying for one.
It was my fault as I didn't crosscheck this information.

It was a Sunday morning and I was just carrying my bible and a wallet and boarded the bus to Dublin from Belfast where I was living. The border police stopped the bus and checked everyones travel documents, unfortunately I wasn't carrying mine. The police were very kind and courteous and understood I wasn't lying. However, they politely denied me entry. My finger prints were scanned and a letter was given to me which mentioned the entry was refused due to lack of appropriate travel documents (Visa and passport)*. Will this affect my chances of getting the dependent visa to Ireland?

* I've misplaced the letter unfortunately. This was over four years ago.

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  • @Paulmathews2222 What did the letter say? – Traveller Aug 27 '18 at 7:36
  • @Jan Doggen, my finger prints were scanned and then a letter was given to me which mentioned the entry was refused due to lack of appropriate travel documents (Visa and passport). – paulmathews2222 Aug 27 '18 at 7:50
  • @Traveller, I've misplaced the letter unfortunately. This was over four years ago. If my memory serves right; It mentioned that my entry was refused as I wasn't carrying any travel documents (Passport & Visa). – paulmathews2222 Aug 27 '18 at 7:51
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    I most certainly will mention this on the visa application. – paulmathews2222 Aug 27 '18 at 7:52
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    This question is about a long-term stay so is probably best asked on expatriates.stackexchange.com – Traveller Aug 27 '18 at 15:58

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