I traveled from the uk to New York via Dublin without a visa , I am a uk resident with a Zimbabwean passport. I was issued a visa warning. I need to go back in 10days and I can not exactly afford another ticket. Irish visa procuring times are 4-8weeks not sure what to do please help

Thanks in advance

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    Welcome to Travel SE. What do you mean by "visa warning"? Are you saying you successfully flew from London to Dublin to New York, but are now concerned they will not let you fly back the same way? Commented Jul 21, 2023 at 11:07
  • @lambshaanxy travel.stackexchange.com/a/143833/118049 Commented Jul 21, 2023 at 11:12
  • Is the return trip taking the same route? Are both flights on single booking? Which airline(s) and flights? Have you tried to change your booking for a direct flight, or a flight through a country not requiring a transit visa (e.g. any Schengen country, in your case, as long as you can stay airside)?
    – jcaron
    Commented Jul 21, 2023 at 12:59

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There is no way you will be able to even board the flight, let alone try your luck at border control, to Dublin at all since you don't have a visa for Ireland.

The visa warning doesn't matter in this case

TIMATIC states :

Ireland (Republic of) - Transit Visa

Visa required.

Visa Exemptions

Family members of a national of an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, with a residence permit issued by United Kingdom to family members of a Union Citizen. They must travel with or travel to join the Union Citizen. Warning

All transiting passengers are subject to a check by immigration. Passengers in transit must hold passports or other documents accepted to enter Ireland (Rep.).

  • If OP holds a UK residence permit, and is returning to the UK to join their family member Union Citizen, wouldn't that qualify for the exemption? Commented Jul 21, 2023 at 12:13
  • @lambshaanxy TIMATIC is outdated on this one, they're surely asking about a Article 10 card Commented Jul 21, 2023 at 12:14
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    According to Irish Immigration Zimbabwe is a transit visa-required country. No mention of exemption for UK residents/ family members as far as I can see.
    – Traveller
    Commented Jul 21, 2023 at 14:18
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    @NicolasFormichella Yes, I agreed with your answer but as Timatic is usually correct I checked the official Irish Immigration advice to confirm. Recommend updating your answer with the link :-)
    – Traveller
    Commented Jul 21, 2023 at 14:23
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    @lambshaanxy yes i am worried as I have to pass through Dublin again I don’t have time to apply for the visa in the US , it takes 4-6weeks . I’m don’t know what will happen if I try and go through there again because they issued me a visa warning Commented Jul 23, 2023 at 8:27

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