I was banned from Ireland for 5 years for deception in 2015. My husband (principal) and I want to apply for UK tourist visa this year 2019. I hope being banned from Ireland will not jeopardized our chances of getting visa to UK.

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    Possible duplicate of Can a UK visa ban affect an Ireland visa application?
    – Giorgio
    Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 20:11
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    @Giorgio: that previous thread asks about the opposite situation, where someone previously banned from the UK wants to visit Ireland. The answer may be similar, but it's not obvious that it is. Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 22:35
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    @MichaelSeifert you're absolutely right; I got my circuits crossed.. I've withdrawn the close vote. TY.
    – Giorgio
    Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 23:35
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    or just wait until Brexit
    – Strawberry
    Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 13:46

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I’m afraid your hopes will be dashed because you will have to declare your ban in any UK visa application. UKVI takes previous travel history into account when assessing applications, a ban for deception makes it unlikely your application would be successful. In case it helps, you should be aware that the UK and Ireland share immigration data https://www.ein.org.uk/news/home-office-share-immigration-data-ireland-under-new-memorandum-understanding

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    If you tell the truth about the Irish ban, your request for an UK visa will probably be denied. If you lie, the request will almost certainly be denied and you might face an UK ban as well.
    – o.m.
    Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 19:17
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    @Hannah This SE:Expatriates thread expatriates.stackexchange.com/questions/15635/… also addresses the UK/Ireland relationship, and information that's shared between them. Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 19:27
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    @Hannah You might also review this SE:Travel page: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/56986/… Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 20:04
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    @Hannah Ireland is not yet connected to the Schengen Information System (SIS) ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/… so your ban may not affect a Schengen visa unless the application process requires you to declare it.
    – Traveller
    Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 20:21
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    In any case, also if they would not share data, you should never lie on visa and immigration application. You already have a ban for deception, things could go out of control quickly. [and in future they could share past data, considering the actual paranoia on security... consider that] Commented Feb 4, 2019 at 9:21

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