I am a Chinese citizen living in England. I have a PRC passport with a UK visa. I plan to go on holiday to Northern Ireland soon and will travel there by plane. Is there anything I should bring other than my passport in order to be allowed to board the flight?

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You should bring your passport, you don't need anything in addition to this.

Northern Ireland is part of the UK, so it's a domestic trip with no "immigration" or similar.

However, almost all airlines require passengers to have photo ID (for their own commercial reasons - basically to ensure that person flying is the same as the person named on the ticket) and a passport is the best form of photo ID for a non-European citizen to use.

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    My recent experience is that if you check in online (which does require identity document numbers), then you won't be required to actually show ID at any point in the process.
    – CMaster
    Commented Feb 29, 2016 at 10:22
  • As it turned out from checking the internet, citizens of non-EU/EEA countries need to show their passport at the check-in desk if traveling with Ryanair - not sure if other airlines have similar rules - so it is best to bring one's passport just to be safe.
    – user40657
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 19:09

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