My brother is traveling from India to Canada and I accidentally booked two separate tickets. One ticket is from India to Dublin via Doha and the second ticket is from Dublin to Calgary. He does not have any checked bag so does not need to collect his bag.

Does he require any type of visa to transit through Dublin?

  • Are you an Indian or a Canadian citizen? Commented Aug 23, 2023 at 17:36
  • What time do his flights arrive and depart Irish immigration transit?
    – Traveller
    Commented Aug 23, 2023 at 18:17
  • Indian citizen and arrival time is 13:40 with a 23 hr layover Commented Aug 23, 2023 at 19:58

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A 23-hour layover means he needs a visa.

From Timatic 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.

See also Irish Immigration visa advice, which states:

Transiting overnight – all Irish airports close at night and passengers are required to pass through border control.

You can also check using the full itinerary and passenger details on IATA Travel Centre

  • 1
    OP should note of the 10-12 week lead time for an Irish visa in Canda Commented Aug 23, 2023 at 20:17
  • 1
    In addition, since this is a self-transfer, the first airline is very likely to ask that the passenger have the necessary paperwork to enter Ireland, whatever the timing and even if they have only carry-on luggage. Finally, the flights from Doha arrive in Terminal 1 and the flight to Calgary departs from Terminal 1, which also means a visa is required (no airside transit in Terminal 1, everybody has to go through passport control).
    – jcaron
    Commented Aug 23, 2023 at 22:47

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