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21. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 9y

Quoting mojorob

Quoting coldwarspy

well besides great Guinness, South Ireland is apart of the Euro boundaries now

Whilst the Republic of Ireland has the Euro as its currency, the country is not one of the Schengen countries, so does not provide check-free transit into Schengen countries.

In this instance it's surely still a better option though. At the very least you will be having your passport checked outside of the UK and it won't be as difficult a situation with respects to the overstayed visa.

22. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

yeah i was just saying that they wont care about the UK visa thing - they will still check the passport, but wont bother looking at Visas.

23. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

you could prolly fly from another country in the UK. the british visa id ont think applies to them, so they wont care if you overstayed your visa in a nother coutnry... i think you often have a certain amt of time to leave the country by the tiume your visa is out, so you might acutally still be ok...

24. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y

Quoting BlankFrack

Quoting mojorob

Quoting coldwarspy

well besides great Guinness, South Ireland is apart of the Euro boundaries now

Whilst the Republic of Ireland has the Euro as its currency, the country is not one of the Schengen countries, so does not provide check-free transit into Schengen countries.

In this instance it's surely still a better option though. At the very least you will be having your passport checked outside of the UK and it won't be as difficult a situation with respects to the overstayed visa.

As I said earlier:

Quoting mojorob

Quoting coldwarspy

what if u went to Northern Ireland - still technically UK - then crossed over unawares into the Republic?

Both the UK and Republic or Ireland are in a Common Travel Area - no, or very few passport checks!

Chances are your passport won't be checked by going between the UK and Republic of Ireland.

25. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y

Quoting jaxstar

i think you often have a certain amt of time to leave the country by the tiume your visa is out, so you might acutally still be ok...

The OP has overstayed his UK visa by 3 months - I think immigration would view that as a definite overstay!

26. Posted by overstayed (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

i was more afraid of getting my passport checked when boarding a flight from England to wherever. dont they check paspports before a departure in south ireland? what are the countries most suitable to fly to? is it best to go to amsterdam first?

oh, one more thing. dont they check passports on ferries between scotland, england or wales to ireland?

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 21, 2007, at 3:45 PM by overstayed ]

27. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

A ferry to the Republic will surely check your passport - to N Ireland probably not.

28. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y

My wife took a ferry from Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire a few years ago, and there were no passport checks. She's also not British or Irish (nor is she from the EU).

29. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

Quoting mojorob

Quoting jaxstar

i think you often have a certain amt of time to leave the country by the tiume your visa is out, so you might acutally still be ok...

The OP has overstayed his UK visa by 3 months - I think immigration would view that as a definite overstay!

yeah but, for example, my visa here in the netherlands, when it expires, you have a month or something to get out... maybe its the same for his visa? i dunno...

30. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I think u are right Gerrykhong.
There does not seem to be any good reason, for travelling and immigration to be as complicated as it is.

Mel