Questions tagged [ireland]

The third-largest island in Europe, located in the northwest of continental Europe.

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Do I have to go through customs and immigrations for my Dublin, Ireland layover?

I am flying from NYC to Edinburgh, Scotland with a layover in Dublin, Ireland. Will I have to go through customs and immigration in Dublin or just immigration?
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Irish visa data sharing

Friend wife applied Irish Spouse visa and sign application summary.her husband provided unsigned sponsorship letter but they refused her visa as they said husband living in UK. Visa application was ...
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Do I have to declare personal items at Customs in Dublin Airport?

Since Aer Lingus announced service to my airport starting next year, I've been planning a trip, likely this time next year. I'm likely bringing my laptop, my DSLR camera, and of course my phone. The ...
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Can you travel to Ireland with an UK + Schengen Visa (if you are Indian and are travelling from Austria)?

My friend is travelling to Dublin next week. Here is his situation: He has an Indian Passport He lives in Austria. He is currently in Austria. He has a student visa for Austria (or the Schengen zone) ...
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What airlines offer free meals/alcohol from Europe to the States? [duplicate]

I live in Ireland and I'm planning on travelling to New York/Los Angeles during Christmas. I'd like to enjoy complimentary alcohol/food on my long flight. Which airlines would offer free food and ...
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When arriving in Dublin by train from Belfast, Passport Stamp at Burgh Quay?

I will be taking train from Belfast to Dublin in next few days and am required to report my entry to immigration officer at Burgh Quay according to their website (I’m non-EU/UK and hold Irish visit ...
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Is a UK visit visa applicable for Ireland also?

I have a UK visa, which I took recently to visit London. Can Ireland be included in the trip? Or does a separate visa need to be taken for that visit?
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Chinese citizen resident in Schengen area visiting Republic of Ireland

A friend is a citizen of an EU Schengen country and is resident in that country. His wife is a Chinese (PRC) citizen. She has permanent residence but not citizenship. They would like to visit the ...
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How early in practice do you need to arrive at an Irish Rail station before intercity train departure?

The Irish Rail website has an FAQ which says: Intercity passengers should arrive at the station 30 minutes prior to departure. If you are collecting a reservation or purchasing a ticket especially ...
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Irish Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme

Update: Actually I successful entered Ireland on 5th of August (direct flight from Paris to Dublin) with my valid and used UK visa. The immigration officer gave me 90 days of stay. So actually if ...
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Can I use an Irish passport card to enter the UK?

I am a dual UK / Irish citizen currently living in the UK. I like to carry my Irish passport card as it is small and convenient. I could hop on a plane, train, or boat to the EU (and some more ...
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Requirements for tourist stay in Ireland longer than 3 months, UK citizen

What are the visa requirements for a UK citizen wanting to stay in Ireland for longer than 3 months, for non-work, non-business reasons?
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Traveling with temporary residence work permit

Hello everyone my question is i have a child that has cypriot passport and as the family of an eu citizen i was given a resident work permit card and i will like to know if i can travel to uk or ...
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How to get update on Irish passport application

I am a UK citizen (and resident in the UK) with an Irish parent. I have a UK passport and decided to apply for an Irish passport as well. I made the mistake of sending off my UK passport for the Irish ...
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Finding (and booking) accomodation in ireland

I am planning a road trip in Ireland (mostly in the republic) and I wonder how to find (and book) accommodations. I am looking for B&B, since hotels looks quite expensive there Booking.com, seems ...
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How prevalent are midges in Beara Peninsula

I am very interested in travelling to Beara Peninsula and surrounding mountain ranges. My research suggests there may be some midges in the area, will the midge outbreaks be similar in quantity and ...
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Covid Test Requirement for Dubai Transit From Ireland to Indonesia

I have a question here. I have an Emirates flight from Dublin to Jakarta that have 3 hrs and 25 min transit in Dubai. Indonesia have abolish PCR Test Requirement for fully vaccinated people, and ...
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Problem with UK immigration when leaving via land border with Ireland?

I am flying from USA to London England, then to Belfast Northern Ireland. My flight back to USA departs from Dublin, so to catch my flight I will cross the land border between Northern Ireland (UK) ...
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Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme

I am an Indian citizen residing in the Netherlands with residence permit long-term resident EU. As per the link here: https://www.irishimmigration.ie/preclearance-and-entry-visas-fees/#SSVWP ...
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Why is the bathroom's light switch outside the room in some countries?

I'm in Ireland and I noticed the bathroom's light switch is located outside the room. I heard that is common here and in other European countries. Why is that?
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Are there penalties in Ireland for not following self-quarantine rules?

My friend from the UK flew to Dublin two month ago to stay with some relatives and hasn't quarantined a day since he's been here. A few weeks ago, he was visited by Garda detectives who took down his ...
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Can I travel with codeine cough syrup past airport security?

I have a chronic bad cough (not COVID-19 though) and I take an over-the-counter codeine based medication. My issue isn't with whether it's allowed as I'm planning on drinking it before I travel to the ...
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Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland if I have a residence permit issued by another EU state?

I am a citizen of Uzbekistan and I have a residence permit issued by Hungary. Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland? Update: Ireland is in EU like Cyprus. Recently I have travelled to Cyprus without ...
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Do I need to quarantine If I'm travelling to Scotland from Ireland?

I would like to travel to Edinburgh from Dublin for a weekend holiday at the end of this month or the start of January. I have already gotten the COVID-19 vaccination and have the proof in a .pdf ...
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Dundalk Ireland to Newry Northern Ireland with Bus Eireann, is a COVID test required for an unvaccinated person?

When travelling from Dundalk Ireland to Newry Northern Ireland with Bus Eireann, is a COVID test required for an unvaccinated person?
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Amsterdam to Dublin with Ryanair for unvaccinated

My friend, who is from Bulgaria, is planning to go to Dublin from Amsterdam. He is not vaccinated, so what are the rules for him?
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Can Bulgarian citizen travel to Ireland with only their national ID card?

Can a Bulgarian citizen travel without passport, meaning only with their national ID card to Ireland? Direct flight from Netherlands (Amsterdam) to Dublin, Ireland.
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Non-EU citizen, UK ILR, and Irish visa

I've got a non-EU passport and UK Indefinite Leave to Remain and I permanently reside in the UK. My country is on the list of the Irish Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme (which I don't understand if it'...
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Passport expires in less than 3 months when travelling from India to Ireland via France

I'm resident in Ireland, my residence permit expires in 2023, however my Indian passport expires in January, 2022. I'm travelling to India soon and was wondering if I'll have any issues flying back to ...
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Layovers in Italy and Ireland, are documents required?

I need to know what if any documents are mandatory when your layovers are in Italy and Ireland as a US citizen, but you won't be leaving the airport. My husband has a flight from Morocco to the US, ...
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Is the BIVS scheme for Indian Nationals valid in COVID times?

Is the BIVS scheme for Indian Nationals valid in COVID times? Can someone with a BIVS approved UK visa travel to Dublin?
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Can I fly from Spain to UK with an Irish certificate of citizenship and a Bolivian passport?

My son will have an Irish Certificate of Citizenship within the next few weeks, hopefully. We're hoping to go to Northern Ireland at the end of the year, and it seems unlikely we'll have time to get ...
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Denied boarding by Ryan Air even though my passport is visa-free to the destination

In the check in counter at Ciampino airport in Rome, I was denied boarding, as the Ryanair staff kept asking me to show an Irish visa. But, Malaysian passport holders actually do not need a visa to go ...
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Travelling from England to Northern Ireland via Ireland

Our trip to Northern Ireland got cancelled last year due to lockdowns but we have a credit for the ferry crossing that I'm tentatively looking at rebooking. Our journey plan is this: Leave home in ...
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Would I have to declare an arrest record when applying for an ESTA visa?

So a few years back, I was arrested by Irish police for prescription forgery. They let me go with a warning (adult caution) and that was it. I was under the impression that it was just a 'slap on the ...
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What is the drinking age on American operated airlines to Canada?

I live in Ireland and was hoping to go with my friend to Los Angeles in December of this year and it seems that the American carriers (United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta) are cheaper than ...
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Greece Residence / SA Passport / Rep Ireland Visitation

I have a residence status from Greece but have a South African Passport. May I go to Rep Of Ireland without my spouse?
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US travel restrictions on arrivals - does this apply to stopovers?

I see that there is a Presidential Proclamation that restricts aliens from entering the United States if they have been physically present in Ireland (along with some other countries) any time over ...
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Flying from London to Copenhagen?

I need to travel from London to Copenhagen for a job interview. It is likely that they will hire me, so it's not just for the interview, I would fly and remain there indefinitely. Since the UK banned ...
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Interesting CTA Immigration Question [duplicate]

I do wonder, due to the peculiarities of the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK, if the following hypothetical scenario is possible: A non-EU citizen flies Boston-Dublin-London with ...
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Is the BIVS still in effect during COVID times?

In the course of the Covid pandemic the Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme has been suspended for an effectively indefinite amount of time. While pages on the SSVWP show a warning that it is on ...
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Do movement restrictions end if country of origin gets added to green list?

If at the time of my arrival in Ireland, the Green List does not contain the country I started my travels from and I start to restrict my movements, but before my 14 days restriction are over my ...
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Is it legal to enter the UK through the common travel area following a refusal of entry at a uk airport? [closed]

I read in a fairly impressive and thorough TSE answer that it was but was then told by my solicitor today that that is rubbish.
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Where to stay under movement restrictions in Ireland?

As someone from a country not on the Green List I'd be required to restrict my movements for 14 days after entering Ireland. All sources seem to assume one would stay with relatives or friends, yet I ...
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Concerns About Traveling to Ireland After Unpaid Hospital Bill

Back in 2017 I visited Ireland and utilized the emergency room for a minor medical issue over at St. Vincents in Dublin. Upon leaving I was told that I was "all set" and no bill was incured. ...
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Travel between UK and Ireland using Non-European airlines

When travelling between UK and Ireland, passports are mandatory for non-UK/non-Irish Citizens, and on arriving into Rep. Ireland, everyone must go through Passport Control. Is it because you are ...
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Luggage retrieval at London Heathrow

Our cousin was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has ILR in the UK. She is a dual citizen of the US and the Irish Republic. Next week, she’s ticketed to fly San Francisco > Dallas > London ...
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Irish travel document

I hold a "1951 Convention travel document" from Ireland as a person with refugee status. Am I allowed to visit the Netherlands, Spain, France and Italy? Which countries are visa free for me?
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Do I need a visa for Dublin [closed]

I am travelling from Mauritius to UK for a few days then to Dublin for 3 days. Do I require a visa for Dublin
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Would it be hard for a woman to pass Ireland immigration who is travelling alone from HK [closed]

My boyfriend is a UK citizen. He is now living in Belfast temporarily. I want to meet up with him in Dublin travelling from HK (Visa Free) (connecting flight in Amsterdam). I will have a return ticket ...
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