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In a comment, you wrote that Ryanair said "People checks during boarding are not our staff, ask to the Airport". I don't think that's correct. You are right. Even if the person was employed by another company, that company acts as the airline's agent, and the airline is liable for the agent's actions. You should absolutely be entitled to a full refund ...


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Immigration information is shared between the UK and Ireland under a bilateral agreement, but the most obvious clue are the black lines stamped over your UK immigration stamp. The UK uses that cross symbol to indicate someone has been denied entry. That symbol is not present on an ordinary admission stamp. Your biometrics have been recorded, and they know ...


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It is not legal to bring methadone into Canada without a prescription. Methadone is a controlled drug in Canada under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (it's in Schedule I, number 5 (4)). It is illegal to import a controlled drug into Canada without authorization (section 6, "Importing and Exporting"). The maximum punishment is life imprisonment; I ...


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I just found this gr8 (well, not very great) workaround. . Didn't try it yet, but looks like it may work.


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After a rule change in 2017 NHS would have asked you to pay up front for chargeable medical services. Note that emergency services in Accident & Emergency are not chargeable and you would not be billed for such services. Even more so that you apparently left A&E before receiving any service at all. So this should not affect your trip in any way. As ...


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I have had this type of situation a lot: a relative or friend wants to attend the landing interview to assist with translating and to otherwise help comfort the arriving passenger. It's not going to happen at non-EU arrival ports in the Common Travel Area except when the Immigration Officer (or An Garda Síochána) invites the friend or relative to attend ...


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I had the same problem after arriving to the UK. There are two basic techniques: Plug the sink, pour the water and wash yourself in this water. I think this was how it was meant to be used when this system was first introduced years ago. You can mix it in any other container as well, depending on your needs. One potential downside to this method is that if ...


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Mains power is not like a precise lab instrument with strict voltage ranges. The European Standard EN50160 (this is a draft, the standard is an expensive download) for example prescribes +-10%, the UK standard prescribes +10% -6% in the power supply (search for "frequency and voltage at supply" in the standard without quotes) so 230V in reality is a wide ...


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I’m afraid your hopes will be dashed because you will have to declare your ban in any UK visa application. UKVI takes previous travel history into account when assessing applications, a ban for deception makes it unlikely your application would be successful. In case it helps, you should be aware that the UK and Ireland share immigration data https://www.ein....


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The "cross" drawn through the stamps means leave to enter was refused. And the number doesn't need to be blurred out, as it's the officer that processed you, not anything to do with you Because the UK and Ireland operate a semi-open border agreement called the Common Travel Area (CTA), Ireland has the option to refuse entry to persons with a British refusal ...


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It's the same as the British one (Type G). (Type D) was once common and may be occasionally found. The voltage in Ireland is the same as the rest of Europe (220 volts). To be more specific, From Wikipedia: The British Standards 1363 plug[17] is used in the United Kingdom and other countries. Compatible plugs standards are IS 401 and IS 411 (Ireland), MS ...


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US "pants" = UK "trousers". UK "pants" = US "underpants" or for some people "shorts".


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While others have answered how, I'll try to answer why: Technology. The hot water used to come from a hot water storage tank, usually in the attic. The stagnant water in the tank isn't considered safe for drinking. That's why there has to be a separate system, all the way down to the taps, so it can't contaminate the safe cold water from the mains (should ...


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As an Italian citizen, what legal documents we are supposed to carry when we will be traveling to Ireland? Passport or national ID card (carta d'identità), provided it does not say non valida per l'espatrio on the back. If the carta does say this then it is not valid as a travel document outside of Italy. Also what electrical adapter (for mobile and ...


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This is due to the Common Travel Area Zone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Travel_Area) and is not a mistake. The assumption is that anyone entering the Zone has already been checked by Immigration when entering the Zone. Eg, if you travelled from the US to Ireland you would pass through Irish Immigration. The UK then trusts that Ireland has completed ...


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This is the Rock of Cashel. Located at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland. This castle is also known as: Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock.


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As you are a British citizen who was born in the UK, you don't need a passport to travel to the Republic of Ireland, as long as you have another form of photographic ID (for example a photo driving licence). The same applies for Irish citizens travelling to the UK, but not for any other nationality. (Note that these are immigration requirements, and your ...


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You'll get along fine with just English. According to Wikipedia: There are a number of languages used in Ireland. Since the late nineteenth century, English has been the predominant first language, displacing Irish. According to the sidebar on the right, 99% of the population speaks English. As a tourist, you're not likely to encounter the other 1%.


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Did you buy your flight ticket with a credit card relatively recently? Check your credit card terms and conditions and benefit programs. You may be able to file a claim through the credit card company for the original (probably less expensive) ticket which should at least get somebody's attention at RyanAir.


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The Irish government provides a tool for determining what visa you require to travel to Ireland. Putting in your details shows that you do not need a visa to travel to Ireland for any stay up to 90 days. Ireland is a party to the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees. Since you have a 1951 Convention document issued by another party to ...


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I heard an "Irish Car Bomb" and "Black and Tan" are types of cocktails/drinks. These are not terms that would be understood in Ireland, nor terms that are particularly nice. The Irish Car Bomb one is obvious. "Black and Tans" were a group of British merceneries sent over in the Irish War of Independence in 1920s which were not exactly very honourable ...


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My in-laws don't speak English. Whenever they come to visit, we send them a letter to show to the Immigration Officers explaining: who they are that they don't speak English why they're coming to UK where they will stay a bank statement showing we can provide for them while they stay here (they never asked to see this, but driving back from France once the ...


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It depends; there is no definite "yes" or "no" answer to this question. It might even depend only on the mood of the immigration officer who processes your new visa application. In general, however, it is always best to be truthful in all aspects of your visa application (I'm not saying you weren't before, despite what they thought). That means that if the ...


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The Schengen area (of which France forms part) and Ireland are different countries for border purposes. Therefore, you will need a passport (or national ID card from an EU/EFTA country) to exit France and enter Ireland - it will have to be presented to border control, and also stamped in the case of non-EU/EFTA passports. Belfast to Liverpool is a domestic ...


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I am going to assume you want to advise them on the correct and legal behavior, not help them circumvent the rules. First, medications are exempt from the 100ml rule and everyone advises you keep your meds in carryon. (For example, here's the advice for Canadian travellers.) It should have a label that identifies it. I have never been asked to show a doctor ...


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Short answer - you'll need to ask the property to be sure. All the mains tap water will be fine to drink everywhere in the UK and Ireland. However... Some hostels may have a tank which feeds some of their taps, so you may find that the taps in the kitchen are mains-fed and fine, but the ones in bathrooms (for an example) could be fed via the tank, and may ...


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There is one easy, non-suspicious, canonical way to do this: fly to Turkey, fly back with her, and go through immigration/border security together.


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Northern Ireland is part of the UK and for you visiting there as far as visas are concerned should be no different than visiting Manchester (UK).


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There are a whole string of violations here. Failure to Declare the medication. It is a crime to fail to declare anything on a long list of things you need to declare, and you bet medicine is at the top of that list. The only way out of that one is to declare "Yes, I have methadone in my bag". Otherwise if you're caught, it's big trouble, a big fine, ...


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