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Old 23rd January 2013, 11:05 PM
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I had a problem a couple years ago when I flew into Ireland with an expired Schengen visa.
I had been in Spain for quite some time. Please, I don't need lectures on my flaunting
laws, etc, just have a question. Actually, I was technically refused entry but was allowed to enter, and play the concerts that I had been booked for. My passport was held at the airport, and I was allowed to leave on my normal flight back to Spain. Looking back on the whole experience, I am amazed I was treated so compassionately. I now have permanent residence in Spain due to my marriage to a Spaniard. Do i have to ask for any kind of visa in the future? I realize this is the Britain expat forum, but I imagine there is shared info...

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Old 23rd January 2013, 11:11 PM
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I had a problem a couple years ago when I flew into Ireland with an expired Schengen visa.
I had been in Spain for quite some time. Please, I don't need lectures on my flaunting
laws, etc, just have a question. Actually, I was technically refused entry but was allowed to enter, and play the concerts that I had been booked for. My passport was held at the airport, and I was allowed to leave on my normal flight back to Spain. Looking back on the whole experience, I am amazed I was treated so compassionately. I now have permanent residence in Spain due to my marriage to a Spaniard. Do i have to ask for any kind of visa in the future? I realize this is the Britain expat forum, but I imagine there is shared info...
What is your nationality?

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Old 23rd January 2013, 11:12 PM
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I had a problem a couple years ago when I flew into Ireland with an expired Schengen visa.
I had been in Spain for quite some time. Please, I don't need lectures on my flaunting
laws, etc, just have a question. Actually, I was technically refused entry but was allowed to enter, and play the concerts that I had been booked for. My passport was held at the airport, and I was allowed to leave on my normal flight back to Spain. Looking back on the whole experience, I am amazed I was treated so compassionately. I now have permanent residence in Spain due to my marriage to a Spaniard. Do i have to ask for any kind of visa in the future? I realize this is the Britain expat forum, but I imagine there is shared info...
Yes you need a visa when ever you are traveling to IRELAND or UK both country a member of EU and not schengen so is not visa free for you except you acquire a Spanish citizenship .

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I am American citizen...

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I had a problem a couple years ago when I flew into Ireland with an expired Schengen visa.
I had been in Spain for quite some time. Please, I don't need lectures on my flaunting
laws, etc, just have a question. Actually, I was technically refused entry but was allowed to enter, and play the concerts that I had been booked for. My passport was held at the airport, and I was allowed to leave on my normal flight back to Spain. Looking back on the whole experience, I am amazed I was treated so compassionately. I now have permanent residence in Spain due to my marriage to a Spaniard. Do i have to ask for any kind of visa in the future? I realize this is the Britain expat forum, but I imagine there is shared info...
So it looks like your refusal or problem was because you didn't have a proper work visa. Your future entry into Ireland relates to your US citizenship and your previous refusal. Being a resident of Spain will not have any impact. It's your citizenship that matters.

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Then why were you restricted passport seized why did you obtain an entry visa to Ireland ?

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What probably happened, which could also have occured at UK border, was that they are on the lookout for visa offenders in Schengen, among others. While both countries are not in Schengen and it's not their business to enforce its rules, they take the view that anyone flouting another country or region's immigration rule is likely to do the same for theirs, so they are flagged up. Sometimes they get refused entry, at other times they get a dressing down with a coded entry - a sort of general alert at future entry or visa applications.
With your permanent residence status in Spain, your brush with Irish immigration garda becomes history and should not impact future Irish entry, though a little closer attention from border agents is possible.

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Thank you for your replies...just to be clear, Joppa, can I visit UK or Ireland as a tourist
with my current status,solely with my tarjeta and passport or do I need to ask for a tourist visa?
Also I know the past is past, but I do have a stamp in my passport for entry to Ireland that has a cross through it in blue ink....I know that answers can never be absolute in this, just would like your opinion,
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You don't require as a rule but you may think it as a kind of insurance policy against possible hassle and delay at border.

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