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    • PolishBigSpender
    • By PolishBigSpender 10th Apr 09, 11:22 PM
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    PolishBigSpender
    However usually if you're flying you will need a passport - otherwise a driving license is fine.
    Originally posted by lellie
    Not true in the slightest. Many carriers will accept (as others have said) some sort of photo ID, however, the CTA provisions only apply to UK and Irish citizens.

    Having said all this, last time I was in Dublin, they looked at me and went "British?". I went "no, Polish"...and was waved through with a smile.
    From Poland...with love.

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  • deedee1968
    travelling to ireland
    I am travelling to Ireland in September with Stena Line. I travelled four years ago and purchased a passport for my daughter who was only 9 months at the time to be on the safe side but i was not asked for any id.

    I am going again in September and we have mislaid my 3 year olds passport. I don't want to replace it so I have contacted Stena Line and they say a birth certificate is fine.

    I have a driving licence for myself as my passport has expired.

    I hope they are right.

    Having said that I am not sure what my mum has in the way of photo id either. Think i will get her an Irish Passport as I think they are free for over sixty fives.
  • Bec_SalG
    His expired passport will be ok too.
    Originally posted by omelette451
    I am travelling to dublin 31st July-3rd Aug and my passport expires late August. Would I need to re-new my passport before travelling?
  • Bob the Saver
    if you check-in on-line with Ryanair you'll need a valid passport now.
    • DrScotsman
    • By DrScotsman 21st Jun 09, 10:34 PM
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    DrScotsman
    If you can read, this service is completely unnecessary. The instructions are actually very clear, and if you're generally a wits-about-you person it's best to follow the MSE route and not pay the extra fee. IMO, of course
    Originally posted by omelette451
    I'm pretty sure someone I know had it checked including his photo, and then got it rejected because his glasses' frames were covering his eyes or something like that. I think having the check done lets you claim back all monies wasted, yeah?

    I'm not saying whether or not you SHOULD pay the 7, but if someone who's paid to do it gets it wrong...
  • crankydame
    His expired passport will be ok too.
    Originally posted by omelette451
    I think you will find you can only use an expired passport for two years - certainly is the case with FLYBE (just checked this point with them yesterday for my parents who are flying from scotland to england. I have travelled by air to north and south of ireland on my driving licence loads of times - funnily enough the first time I used my driving licence was because my passport had expired by 5 months and easyjet would not accept it as ID - luckily I had my driving licence with me so perhaps it does depend on the airline?
  • Irish_Cailin
    Have a look here. Think you need to renew it before traveling. http://travelguides.lastminute.com/sisp/index.htm?fx=location&loc_id=131102&sub_section=Pa ssport/Visa
  • gavacro
    My partner's passport has expired and we need to fly from London to Dublin next week. I'm told you can travel with a photo ID like a driving licence, instead of a passport, but I need to double check. Anybody know for sure about this?
    Originally posted by lemmylemmy
    I do travel to Ireland quite a bit, and know a bit about this rule.
    The general rule is that:
    Travel within the UK and Ireland (north/south) you need to produce proof of identity. This does NOT have to be a passport. It could be a valid driving licence / student id / national id card etc so long as their is a valid photo on the id card.

    However, you WILL need to check with your Airline, as they may have their own rules. I travel with Aerlingus and Ryanair.

    With Ryanair, you DO need a passport as of form a id. The following was taken from their website:

    Are driving licences accepted as a travel document on Ryanair flights?

    A valid driving licence with photo is an accepted travel document on domestic flights but can only be used if checking in at the airport. A driving licence is NOT accepted when using online check-in
    PLEASE NOTE passengers making new bookings from the 20th May 2009 onwards will no longer be able to select to check-in at the airport and therefore will be unable to book flights and use their driving licence as photo-id.
    From the 1st October 2009 driving licences will NO LONGER be an acceptable travel document on Ryanair flights


    ----

    With Aerlingus, you only need a valid form of id. I have taken the following from their website
    Travel between Ireland and the UK or UK Domestic travel
    • Citizens of Ireland and the UK must carry some form of official photo identification. The following forms of photo identification are acceptable:
      • Valid Passport
      • Drivers licence with photo
      • International student card
      • National ID card / Government issued photo ID cards
      • Health Insurance cards with photo / Social security cards with photo
      • Bus pass with photo
      • Work ID with photo
    • Citizens of Ireland and the UK under the age of 16, do not need a photo ID, if travelling with their parent/guardian.
    • Citizens of countries other than Ireland and the UK must produce a valid passport and visa where applicable, for travel between Ireland and the United Kingdom.
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    If you are travelling with any other airline, it is recommended that you check with the airline.
  • Chrisj
    Ryan Air
    My sister was due to go to Derry next week but Ryan Air have said they now only accept passports. The problem being her partner and daughter don't have one. She's been told she can't get a refund.

    Could anyone give me an idea where she stands on this and if Ryan Air are just being stubborn with regards to both the passport issue and/or refund.

    Thanks any help would be greatly appreciated.
    • PolishBigSpender
    • By PolishBigSpender 4th Sep 09, 7:40 PM
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    PolishBigSpender
    My sister was due to go to Derry next week but Ryan Air have said they now only accept passports. The problem being her partner and daughter don't have one. She's been told she can't get a refund.
    Originally posted by Chrisj
    It's been plastered all over the Ryanair site for months that they were ceasing to accept driving licences as valid photo identification.

    Could anyone give me an idea where she stands on this and if Ryan Air are just being stubborn with regards to both the passport issue and/or refund.
    She doesn't stand anywhere. Ryanair make it clear that they only accept passports and that it's the passenger's obligation to ensure that they have valid passports for the trip. They're also entitled to demand that a passenger has a passport or valid national ID card for travelling. Ironically, if the UK had national ID cards, then there wouldn't be a problem!

    She'll be able to claim back any taxes paid, subject to an administration fee.
    From Poland...with love.

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  • andy220686
    when people say driveing license can it be a provitional because thats got my picture on ??
    • lufcgirl
    • By lufcgirl 20th Nov 09, 6:56 PM
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    lufcgirl
    when people say driveing license can it be a provitional because thats got my picture on ??
    Originally posted by andy220686
    Yeah it can. I've used mine with easyjet and Flybe
  • keys
    Hi, My dad is planning on taking my 3 yr old daughter to Ireland soon from the Uk , She does not have a passport and nothing has been booked yet as too my knowledge of airlines . Will she be okay with a Birth certificate ? and would I have to obtain the full one ? And does anyone know if my dad would be classed as her guardian even thow they do not share the same surname ? As I have browsed the internet to find out and cannot find the information I need , So any advice would be helpful ?
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    • dzug1
    • By dzug1 9th Jan 10, 1:35 PM
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    dzug1
    Children accompanying adults (parent/guardian) on most airlines and by sea do not require any ID at all.

    However Ryanair require a passport (or EU ID card) from all passengers, even day old babies.

    A letter from you giving permission to travel should suffice to prove guardianship - I doubt if anyone will be concerned
    • whatmichaelsays
    • By whatmichaelsays 9th Jan 10, 2:19 PM
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    whatmichaelsays
    Could anyone give me an idea where she stands on this and if Ryan Air are just being stubborn with regards to both the passport issue and/or refund.
    Originally posted by Chrisj
    All Ryanair tickets are non-refundable and their ID policy clearly set out. Before you confirm your booking, you are clearly told on the website that passengers are responsible for presenting acceptable forms of ID.

    Their plane, their rules. If you don't agree, you don't book.
  • keys
    Hello thankyou for your replies ...Just to let you know I asked in the post office about needing a passport for my 3 yr old to go to Ireland and was told They have to have one now .
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    • dzug1
    • By dzug1 22nd Jan 10, 10:58 AM
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    Hello thankyou for your replies ...Just to let you know I asked in the post office about needing a passport for my 3 yr old to go to Ireland and was told They have to have one now .
    Originally posted by keys
    Well they were wrong in relation to Ireland - but why would you expect them to have a clue anyway? It's not their specialised subject. Filling in the form may be, but it doesn't extend beyond that.

    They may have been answering a different question - 3 year olds can no longer be included on their parent's passports, but must have their own.
  • jillie1974
    it tells you on aer lingus website that children under the age of 16 can travel to the republic without a passport as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    www.aerlingus.com

    ryanair have different rules

    www.ryanair.com

    always go by what the airline tells you, not anyone else
    Last edited by jillie1974; 22-01-2010 at 3:32 PM.
    'Children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded'
    • Steve_xx
    • By Steve_xx 22nd Jan 10, 1:54 PM
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    Steve_xx
    it tells you on aer lingus website that children under the age of 16 can travel to the republic without a passport as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    www.aerlingus.com
    Originally posted by jillie1974
    Yes but Ryanair imposes it's own set of rules.
    • maggiecon
    • By maggiecon 22nd Jan 10, 1:57 PM
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    I'm not sure if it depends on the airline you are flying with. We are going with Ryanair and they accept a valid photo driving licence (including provisional) as valid id
    Originally posted by turtle2k1
    Hi Just to clarify Ryanair do NOt accept drivers license as ID it must be a passport or european identity card. Easyjet do accept them.
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