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91 Getting Through Irish Immigration

August 11, 2009

Carrickahowley CastleEpisode Guide – Podcast #91 Getting Through Irish Immigration

In this audio podcast episode, we talk about Irish immigration and the steps you need to take to make sure you don’t get turned away. Be sure to read our 10 Tips for Getting Through Irish Immigration article.

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Show Notes

Intro Song: The Devil’s Bit by Theresa Larkin & Noel McQuaid

10 Tips for Getting Through Irish Immigration Blog Post

Immigration vs. Customs

Fill out your paperwork – TIP: spell out the month to avoid confusion between the US and Irish ways of writing out dates (example for today’s date: US=08/11/09; Ireland 11/08/09)

What to expect when you arrive – TIP: if you are traveling with your spouse or children, you may approach the customs agent as a group.

Irish Immigration Act 2004 –

Thank you to everyone who has submitted articles to the Irish Fireside – We love them!

Gifts from Arthur Giveaway

Rosetta Stone Irish language software giveaway.

Sales have been announced for travel between now and early March. TIP: look for packages that include airfare and car rental, hotel or B&B combined. We often post these deals on the blog.

We’ll be at Milwaukee Irish Fest and will meet up with Travis and Kathy Nelson from the Podcast.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeff Coyle permalink
    August 11, 2009 10:56 AM

    Great podcast. Happy to see you recording again!
    I really appreciate the great info. Nothing could be worse than being denied entry to your favorite destination, Ireland.

  2. August 11, 2009 9:01 PM

    BRILLIANT. thank you!

  3. August 13, 2009 3:17 PM

    Im glad you posted the top ten list. Im sure I will refer back to it several times when Im preparing for my trip. Most of them seem easy enough. The only tricky one I noticed is this:

    9. “Be prepared to show you have the funds to cover the entire length of your stay (this one seems tricky… especially since carrying documents with sensitive bank account information could be risky… one thought is to put a digital copy on your camera’s memory card or email a copy to yourself… however, there is no guarantee officials will accept this form of documentation)”.

    I wonder if just showing them a few credit cards / bank cards will suffice….?

    Rosetta Stone, here I come. =)

  4. Thomas G. Byrne permalink
    August 20, 2009 1:29 PM

    Very timely podcast, having just returned from ten days in Ireland.
    Interestingly, both the Irish Immigration and USA Immigration/Customs folks asked me about my employment and whether I was traveling for business (even though I checked the “pleasure” box on the forms). I guess I looked very business-like wearing a sportcoat purchased a couple of years ago at Blarney Woolen Mills in Bunratty!

  5. Francis permalink
    October 14, 2009 8:09 PM

    I love Ireland. Thanks for the post.

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