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Questions tagged [northern-ireland]

Part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland

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Is it “safe” in Belfast for tourists on the “The Twelfth” (July 12 holiday)?

We will be touring Ireland (Republic & Northern Ireland) this summer. We will be in Belfast from the 9th July to early 13th where we fly back to Canada (from Dublin). We just realized that the ...
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How to use a North American smartphone in Ireland (Republic + North)?

I will be visiting Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) this summer (first trip in Europe!) and I'm from Canada. We want to be able to use our (unlocked) Smartphones in Ireland for: ...
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Can I request for BIVS visa while going for job interview in Ireland?

Here - https://www.dfa.ie/media/embassyindia/ourservices/bivsinformationnoteforpubrev3.pdf, it states that Visit (family/friend) Visit (tourist) Conference/Event Business category visas are ...
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UK Visa - landing in Dublin but staying in Belfast

I have a multi-entry UK Visit Visa and have used to visit Belfast multiple times transiting via Heathrow Airport. Can I arrive at Dublin Airport on direct flight from Middle East then catch the bus ...
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What is the correct procedure for a visa national to enter Ireland by land? [duplicate]

A few years ago I travelled to the Republic of Ireland from the UK, taking a ferry to Belfast and driving across the border from NI. As a UK national this wasn't a problem, but I'm trying to work out ...
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As an Indian citizen with a U.S. permanent resident card, will I need a visa to travel from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland?

I am a permanent resident in the USA. I have an Irish tourist visa. While in the Republic of Ireland, I would like to take a day tour to Giant's Causeway (Northern Ireland). Will I need a visa for the ...
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Can you travel from Northern Ireland to Britain without a passport or driver's license?

Can you travel from Northern Ireland to Britain without a passport or driver's license? In theory there are no border checks but ferries seem to demand photo ID.
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Visa needed for Ireland ? (Dublin)

I am travelling to the UK on a tourist visa (valid for 6 months) in about 10 days. I also have the BIVS stamp on it and wish to travel to Dublin. Is it possible, as my friend who lives in the UK and ...
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Does US National traveling from UK to Republic of Ireland by bus have to visit immigration for stamp

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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No stamp on non-EU passport while travelling from Belfast to Dublin

I am an Irish citizen, along with my whole family. My in-laws are non-EU citizens. They travelled to the UK on a visit visa while they applied for an Irish visit visa in their home country. During ...
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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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Ireland - what to see there? :) [closed]

So, I'm headed next week (on Tuesday) to Ireland for nearly 2 weeks, and I'm going across the country (Dublin - Kilkenny - Cork - Dingle - Galway - Belfast - Dublin) and I'd really like to take my ...
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Travelling to Northern Ireland from Republic of Ireland

I am a non EU National and currently residing in Ireland. I intend to travel to Northern Ireland (i.e. Belfast) by road and also possess a UK Standard Visitor Visa. Is there any Immigration Control ...
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Early morning car rental at Belfast Ferry Port?

I'm considering a journey to Ulster and am looking into renting a car at the Belfast ferry port. The Stena Line night ferry arrives in the morning at 6:30. I believe this is at Victoria Terminal 4, ...
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Visiting Derry/Londonderry. What should I call it?

I will be visiting Derry/Londonderry for the first time next week. What should I call the city instead of referring to it as Derry-Londonderry everytime? I have limited historical knowledge of why ...
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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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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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What documents do I need to travel to Northern Ireland from another part of the UK?

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 ...
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Applying for an Italy Schengen visa from the Italian Consulate in Belfast

I am a PhD student studying here in Northern Ireland, UK on a Tier 4 visa. I am an Indian national. I have to visit Italy to attend a conference. Can I apply for a Schengen visa through the Italian ...
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Spontaneous B&B in Ireland

I am going on a road trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland and I would like to know if it is realistic to expect to find affordable B&B accommodation in Ireland. Affordable for me would be 50-70€ ...
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Credit cards in irish gas stations

Do gas station in small towns or rural areas in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland accept credit cards and debit cards for payment?
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Driving in Ireland and Northern Ireland

I am going on a road trip for ten days in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. I read the various posts about adapting to driving on the left side. I am aware of the difference in speed ...
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Where is exactly the place of Winterfell from Game of Thrones?

How can I get to the filming location for Winterfell in Ireland, if I want to get there by car or public transport? I didn't find tickets for the tour when I'll stay in Ireland so I'm looking for ...
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What is the cheapest form of public transportation from Amsterdam to Northern Ireland?

I'm looking for the cheapest way to travel by public transport from Amsterdam to Northern Ireland (Belfast). I don't care about the time to reach the destination, I just don't know how can I reach ...
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Which train routes are permitted when going from Great Britain to other parts of the UK?

I often get rail & sail tickets which begin in Great Britain and end in Northern Ireland. These tickets usually specify which boat crossing they are valid on, but I've never seen them specify ...
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Renting a car in Ireland & Great Britain: 1 rental or 2?

My wife, two kids and I will be traveling in Ireland and the UK Nov. 1st through 21st. We're flying into and out of Dublin. Our plan is to do a clockwise tour: Fly into Dublin -> Belfast -> Scotland ->...
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What should we plan to see on a weekend in Belfast? [closed]

I'm planning a weekend in Belfast with 3 friends around mid-October. The only things we planned for now are the Crusaders-Ballymena footall game on the saturady afternoon (yeah, we're kinda soccer ...
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What are Ireland's top places to visit with a toddler?

I am planning a visit with my daughter (2 years) and wife around Ireland (and Northern Ireland) for ten days. We start from Cork and finish in Dublin. What are the most interesting places to visit? In ...