I entered Ireland on June 4. When passing through passport control I told the immigration officer that I will leave Ireland on August 1. He stamped on my passport which shows "permission to remain in Ireland until 1 August". Does this mean that I have to leave Ireland before August 1? (i.e. leaving on July 31)


You have to leave before the midnight of the 1st of August; that means you can stay all day 1st of August, but must clear any immigration formalities before midnight.

  • So that means I can take the afternoon flight on August 1?
    – user43146
    Jun 14 '16 at 10:09
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    What I am a little confused here is whether the midnight of August 1 is the beginning or the end of the day.
    – user43146
    Jun 14 '16 at 10:38
  • Don't overthink it. The visa is valid till the 1st of August; so it means - that once the date switches from the 1st, the visa is no longer valid. Jun 14 '16 at 10:41
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    @BrianYang the phrase is ambiguous but typically means the end of the day: english.stackexchange.com/questions/6459/…
    – user35890
    Jun 14 '16 at 11:59
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    I prefer 23:59 or 00:01 myself. I have midnight anxiety too
    – Berwyn
    Jun 16 '16 at 10:59

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