I am an Indian passport holder and indefinite leave in UK.

I have booked Qatar airlines from BHX to India via Dublin and Doha.

First flight is from BHX to Dublin at 21:35 reaching Dublin at 22:45.(Operated by Aer Lingus)

After a layover of 9.5 hours, connecting flight to Doha at 08:40 next morning. Do I need a transit visa for this in Dublin ?

Note : I dont have any plans to enter Dublin.

Thanks in advance

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Here are the requirements for TVOW

TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Passengers transiting through Dublin (DUB) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country. They must:

  • arrive at and depart from Terminal 2, and
  • be transiting between 04:00 and 16:00 on the same calendar day, and
  • stay in the international transit area of the airport, and
  • have documents required for the next destination.

Source: Timatic via Emirates.com

Unfortunately your flight to Dublin falls out of those hours and the two flights are not on the same calendar day, hence you can not not transit without a visa on this itinerary. If you can reschedule your flights so they fall within the time range and terminal limits given above, you won't need a visa to enter Ireland.

  • Why the "might not" wording? The OP will have to leave Terminal 2 after arrival in DUB, and that requires passing through Irish Immigration. I think a better answer would be "You cannot make this overnight transfer unless you have a visa to enter Ireland." Jul 12, 2019 at 1:45
  • @David updated. Jul 12, 2019 at 1:48
  • Excellent. I added two qualifications to the last sentence as well. Jul 12, 2019 at 1:55
  • Do flights from the UK arrive in the international area of the airport?
    – phoog
    Jul 12, 2019 at 3:35
  • @phoog, sorry, I don't really know Jul 12, 2019 at 9:12

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