What are the travel requirements for British citizens traveling to Ireland?

14 Dec 2023, 18 mins ago

If you have naturalised as a British citizen, you may be wondering what your rights are for travelling to neighbouring countries, such as Ireland.

In line with the UK Government’s guidance, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Ireland. Although, generally, your British passport is also not required to enter Ireland, it is highly recommended to take it with you, especially if you were born outside of the UK and are a naturalised British citizen.

It is possible that Irish immigration officers will request a proof of your British nationality and will require to check your identity documents, especially if you are arriving from the UK by air. This may also be the case for some airlines which may request to see your identity documents before you are able to board your flight.

If you are still not sure how Irish entry rules apply to you, please contact Ireland’s embassy in the UK for clarification.

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