Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 30, 2012 4:36 AM Last Post By: Shilum
Nov 29, 2012 2:43 AM
visaHi, i've been in belfast and northern ireland for the last 2 months, i'm canadian so i can stay in the UK for 6 months. i plan on taking a plane out of Dublin, but my RoI visa is expired and i never was stamped in NI. I never get stamped when i go to UK, London and scotland in the past, they just check my passport and grant me entry. Not too sure what will happen at the Dublin airport if they think i overstayed my visa. I intend to go back to ireland in February so if i get a new visa when i get in Dublin (at the gardai i guess) i'm afraid i will not be able to come back.
Any idea how i should handle that one?
Nov 29, 2012 8:33 AM
1Did you enter Northern Ireland through the ROI, and if so how long ago was it?
Nov 29, 2012 9:15 AM
Nov 29, 2012 1:27 PM
3As I understand it you're most likely overstaying as your leave in Northern Ireland is based on your intial period of leave granted for the ROI.
See similar thread:
Nov 29, 2012 3:27 PM
4Yes: it sounds as if you are in trouble.
I suggest you arrange a short break somewhere like France (or any country outside the Common Travel Area) and return directly from there to an airport in the UK. If they let you in, you will then have six months in the CTA.
Nov 30, 2012 4:36 AM
5Ok, Thanks for the infos. still a bit unsure of the official rules but i understand the jist of it. I guess i could've gotten an equivalent of a 5 month extention UK Visa on arrival in Belfast if i asked for it?
Leaving from dublin is about the same price as leaving from paris, i was trying to avoid it but i guess it's the same now.
Edited by: Shilum
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