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Denied boarding although I have proper visa and documentation. To whom should I make a complaint?

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 ...
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How did the Dublin airport immigration agent know that I was refused entry to the UK after visually inspecting my passport?

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 ...
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What is the legal status of travelling with (unprescribed) methadone in your carry-on?

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 ...
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Why is the bathroom's light switch outside the room in some countries?

Because CENELEC standards, which are in effect in most European countries, restrict which kind of electrical equipment can be installed in rooms with a bath tub or a shower. There are some minor ...
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Could I be denied entry into Ireland due to medical and police situations during a previous UK visit?

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 ...
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Is it possible to join someone to help them with the border security process at the airport?

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 ...
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How did the Dublin airport immigration agent know that I was refused entry to the UK after visually inspecting my passport?

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 ...
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Banned from Ireland for 5 years, want to visit UK with my husband

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 ...
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Is English spoken widely in Ireland?

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, ...
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Do I have to declare personal items at Customs in Dublin Airport?

The duty-free allowance is only relevant for goods that you are importing (i.e., planning to leave) in the European Union. If you are traveling to a country with some personal possessions and plan to ...
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What legal documents are Italian citizens supposed to carry when traveling to Ireland?

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'...
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Do British citizens need a passport to visit the Republic of Ireland?

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 ...
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Travelling to Ireland with an Italian 1951 Convention travel document

2022 Update Ireland suspended its participation in the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees on 19 July 2022, for a period of 12 months. This means that 1951 convention travel ...
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Denied boarding although I have proper visa and documentation. To whom should I make a complaint?

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 ...
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Requirements for tourist stay in Ireland longer than 3 months, UK citizen

There are no visa requirements for British citizens wishing to stay longer that 3 months in the Republic of Ireland. Common Travel Area (CTA) Under the CTA, British and Irish citizens can move freely ...
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Irish travel document

Visa-free access to the Schengen area by refugees is not harmonised across all Schengen states, and each state still has different requirements. Of those you mentioned, you can travel visa-free to ...
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Can Bulgarian citizen travel to Ireland with only their national ID card?

Yes, an EU ID card can be used for entry to any EU member state, including Ireland. The only likely complication would be if you’re going via the UK. Connections to Ireland are treated as domestic ...
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Is it possible to join someone to help them with the border security process at the airport?

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 ...
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Do you need a passport to take the ferry from France to Ireland?

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 ...
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What is the legal status of travelling with (unprescribed) methadone in your carry-on?

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 ...
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Is it possible to join someone to help them with the border security process at the airport?

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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Can I make a short trip to Northern Ireland?

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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UK citizens traveling to Ireland with a child having no passport, what's the alternative for the ID?

The child would not need a passport, but you must be able to prove that you are their legal guardian. Assuming that you are flying, the best thing to do would be consult your airline's webpage, as ...
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What is the legal status of travelling with (unprescribed) methadone in your carry-on?

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 ...
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Can I travel to UK as a cabin crew after being refused entry to Ireland?

Yes you can, says the cabin crewmember who was "removed" from the UK back in 1998 due to attendance issues (and other stuff), and then got back to the UK in 2004 or 2005 as a cabin crew with no issues....
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Would it be hard for a woman to pass Ireland immigration who is travelling alone from HK

I agree with the existing answers, but wanted to raise a subtle issue that you may be able to adjust to improve your chances. In the title, you call yourself a "girl" rather than a "woman". During ...
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What do non-EU/Schengen citizens need to do when travelling within the Common Travel Area (CTA)?

Basic facts: The Common Travel Area (henceforth CTA) consists of the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Ireland. Between the UK, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, the border is fully open ...
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What is the drinking age on American operated airlines to Canada?

All of United, Delta, and American have set a policy of a drinking age of 21. But as others have noted, the relevant question here is the policy of the airline actually operating your flight, which ...
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Do embassies know about visa refusal in other countries?

I was denied a US F-2 visa. However, there is NO stamp or indication of the visa refusal on my passport. You may remember as part of the F2 application process an attendant asked you to place your ...
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