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UK passport holder living in Ireland

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:05am
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tizzy8

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Can anyone advise on this please. My husband and I have lived in Ireland for over 50 years but he still holds a British passport so whenever we visit Spain he has to get his passport stamped but surely as an Irish resident he shouldn’t? Any advice or information would be appreciated 

John123456

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:33am

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:33am

Entry requirements to EU countries has nothing to do with where you are resident but the passport you hold. Does your husband hold an Irish Residence Permit? These links will provide you with indepth information:

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/faq/index_en.htm#:~:text=YES%20%2D%20If%20you%20hold%20a,you%20travel%20on%20your%20own.

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/index_en.htm

Darro

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:34am

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:34am

Irish resident or not if he has a UK passport that's what counts.

tizzy8

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:50am

tizzy8

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:50am

John123456 wrote on Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:33am:

Entry requirements to EU countries has nothing to do with where you are resident but the passport you hold. Does your husband hold an Irish Residence Permit? These links will provide you with indepth information:

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/faq/index_en.htm#:~:text=YE...

Thank you Darro that clears the matter up! I hold an Irish passport so it’s a bit annoying going through separate controls !

tizzy8

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:51am

tizzy8

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:51am

tizzy8 wrote on Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:50am:

Thank you Darro that clears the matter up! I hold an Irish passport so it’s a bit annoying going through separate controls !

Sorry John not Darro!!

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tizzy8

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:52am

tizzy8

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:52am

Darro wrote on Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:34am:

Irish resident or not if he has a UK passport that's what counts.

Thank you

aitchc1401

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:53am

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:53am

If he is eligible, why not apply for a Irish passport, he can still keep his UK passport as well.

Rgds,

Aitch.

tizzy8

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:57am

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:57am

aitchc1401 wrote on Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:53am:

If he is eligible, why not apply for a Irish passport, he can still keep his UK passport as well.

Rgds,

Aitch.

It’s a long and costly process unfortunately with the huge amounts of immigration into Ireland over the past it’s an involved process might go down the residency permit route if it means he can come through EU controls 

Shamrockman

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:11pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:11pm

tizzy8 wrote on Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:50am:

Thank you Darro that clears the matter up! I hold an Irish passport so it’s a bit annoying going through separate controls !

My ex has a UK passport,

And when we arrived in Spain,I was waved on as I have an Irish passport and she had to queue to get it stamped,

She wasn't impressed but I just laughed and said well you lot did vote for Brexit,

And now it's coming back to haunt them,

🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮

Bee2

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:54pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:54pm

As I recall from people going through the process the cost was around €2000.  Only thing is once he is travelling with you he is not confined to the 90/180 rule. He will have to decide if the cost is worth it. I have worked with many UK citizens living in Ireland who because of having children living in EU countries applied for Irish Passports after Brexit to give them free movement.

Bee

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