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Questions tagged [common-travel-area]

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands as a unit with minimal border controls.

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Dublin to Belfast by bus. Where do I get my passport stamped [duplicate]

I'm an American, traveling from Dublin to Belfast by bus. Where do I get my passport stamped to prove that I have left Ireland (I will have stayed 90 days here) and to show the beginning date for my ...
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Do i need a passport in order to travel across the EU via Flixbus [duplicate]

a relative living with me does not hold a EU passport because he is not a citizen, and moreover he has an expired passport of his origin country. He went to the consulate in order to renew it. We have ...
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Common Travel Area - No UK Visa

So just something I've been wondering... If someone is granted entry to ROI but has no UK visa, are they allowed to travel to NI due to the CTA? I have a Bolivian friend wanting to travel and he can ...
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What do non-EU/Schengen citizens need to do when travelling within the Common Travel Area (CTA)?

With the Common Travel Area forming a partially open-border zone, what should a non-EU/Schengen citizen travelling within it keep in mind? For example, do passports get checked, and perhaps stamped, ...
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Does the UK-Ireland Common Travel Area have both border agencies at ports?

For example in Dublin airport, does the UKBA check that you have a valid UK visa? And vice versa? If not, doesn't that mean travelers can use that as a loophole? Let's say someone has trouble ...
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Can you visit the UK after being refused entry to Ireland?

My friend went to Dublin through an agency but was denied entry as even though he had a return flight, digs set up and spending money; they did not believe he would go home. He was sent back to the ...
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Do I need to apply for a UK visa?

I have to attend a conference in Dublin in July 2018. We will arrive in London on 7th July 2018 (7:30am) and connect to a flight to Dublin at 1:15 pm. After the conference, we will go back to London ...
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UK-Ireland day-trip by ferry, will my passport be checked and stamped at both ports? [duplicate]

I have a Canadian passport. I entered the UK with it, and I want to take a day-trip to Ireland. Will my passport be checked, if so, will it be stamped at both ports (going by ferry)?
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Where to obtain Irish passport stamp when entering from Northern Ireland? [duplicate]

I'm going with an American friend from Belfast to Dublin by bus. Despite the lack of border control at the land border due to the Common Travel Area agreement, non-EU/EFTA nationals are supposed to ...
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Are entry stamps issued at all ferry ports travelling UK-Ireland?

I'm soon travelling with a US citizen from UK to Ireland and back by ferry. Based on my findings, it would appear entry stamps can be issued at Irish ports coming from the UK, but not at British ...
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Can I enter the UK with a valid Irish visa?

I am a Senegalese citizen, living in France. I was in Ireland two months ago, and my Irish visa has not yet expired. I am in France now, and I want to go to London. Can I travel there from France ...
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Why must you clear UK immigration when connecting to Ireland in spite of Irish border checks?

When flying from the UK to Ireland, you'll clear immigration at the Irish airport. So why must people connecting in the UK clear immigration (and be photographed at security to prove they did this, ...
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Does US National traveling from UK to Republic of Ireland by bus have to visit immigration for stamp [duplicate]

If there is another answered question here which addresses my question kindly point it out to me and I'll gladly delete this. I am an American who is visiting the UK. I am scheduled to travel by bus ...
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Can I go to Ireland if I'm on a 10 year ban from the UK? [closed]

I have been convicted of a serious criminal offence in the UK and received a 10 year ban. I'm an EEA national. I want to move to Dublin. I have no intention of returning to the UK, but will I be ...
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Are there normally passport checks when entering Great Britain from Northern Ireland?

When I arrived by ferry from Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK) to Birkenhead (Merseyside, England, UK), police were checking all (foot) passengers for their passports (perhaps car passengers too — I ...
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Do British citizens need a passport to visit the Republic of Ireland?

I am flying from Manchester UK to Knock in the Republic of Ireland for one week in June 2017 on FlyBe. I am British, born in Yorkshire 1946, and my passport has expired. At 71 years old, I am not ...
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How common are border checks on buses and trains Dublin-Belfast (and back)?

I've read stories about buses being stopped on the motorway Dublin-Belfast for immigration checks, and border guards boarding the Dublin-Belfast train for checks. How often does this actually happen? ...
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Can I transit through the UK with a minor who holds an Irish non-biometric visa?

I am travelling from Lagos to Dublin via Edinburgh and I have an Irish biometric visa marked "BC", this qualifies me to transit without a visa, however my son who is a minor, 5 yrs old was exempted ...
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Implications in crossing the Ireland/Northern Ireland land border for an American

My fiancee is a us citizen, she recently arrived at dublin airport where her passport was stamped with a 90 day visa. However her final destination is Northern Ireland (where i live) she needs a Uk ...
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Russia to Dublin, transiting Heathrow

I have Russian visitors arriving and transiting at London Heathrow with connecting tickets to Dublin, Ireland. Time between flights is two hours. Baggage is checked from point of departure through to ...
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Visa question from USA to Dublin to Glasgow [closed]

I am a US citizen and I am flying from the USA to Glasgow with a stop in Dublin to change planes. Do I need a visa even thought I am not leaving the plane and if so is it a certain type of visa?
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Can a Tier 2 UK Work visa holder, who also holds India Passport, visit Republic of Ireland? Without issuing a separate Irish Visa? [duplicate]

I will be traveling to UK on work visa (Tier 2 - Intra company transfer). Of course, i will also be holding my India passport. Will I be allowed to travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland based on Tier ...
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What are the UK tourist visa requirements for an Algerian citizen on an Irish work visa? [duplicate]

When an Algerian citizen in Ireland on an Irish work visa wishes to visit the UK, say by air, on holiday, must he apply for a UK visa?
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Entering the UK with an expired EU passport and a valid non-EU passport

I live in Ireland with a recently expired Italian passport and valid South African passport. I want to visit the UK and wonder if the expired passport is proof of EU citizenship I could get a free ...
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Immigration check between Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland and Great Britain

Do immigration checks exist between Northern Ireland and England/Scotland? (not just for flights but also ferry/bus/train) Do immigration checks exist between the Republic of Ireland and England/...
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Do I need UK visa to enter London from Cork, Ireland?

I am an Iranian citizen who is going to Cork, Ireland for a short visit with an Irish tourist visa. Can I go to London with this visa or do I need UK visa?
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No stamp when going from India to Glasgow through Dublin

I was going to Glasgow via Dublin from India carrying tier 5 UK visa for 2 months student exchange. Immigration officials didn't stamp my entry neither in Dublin or in Glasgow. Will it be problem? ...
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Do I need visa for UK visit if I have a work permit for Ireland?

I hold an Indian passport and am living and working in Ireland with a valid work permit. Do I need a visa to go to the UK? Do they have border control?
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Is an EEA registration certificate (EEA1) valid ID for travel within the Common Travel Area?

I am an Irish citizen, resident in the UK & looking to fly back to Ireland without my passport (currently submitted for a driving licence application). Wikipedia lists a number of documents as ...
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Can I get in to London after being deported in Ireland?

I got deported from Ireland (Cork Airport) last year. The letter states: MR FERNANDEZ THIS IS TO INFORM THE PERSON TO WHOM NOTICE IS ADDRESSED THAT HE IS BEING REFUSED PERMISSION TO LAND IN ...