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Old 14th Sep 2018, 13:20
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Dublin - Miami Aer Lingus

We're thinking of making the trip in spring next year

I guess you can still use the US Immigration pre-clearance facility if you're in transit from the UK?
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 14:49
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Absolutely, it's a major selling point for US transit via Dublin. You walk off in the US like a domestic passenger with no customs or immigration to do after DUB.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 15:37
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Is it done in transit or do we have to enter the Republic and go through US Immigration there?
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 06:48
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The US Immigration and Customs Service have a large area within DUB Airport where it is done. I think you will be "entering the Republic" but, at present, that is entirely straightforward since UK and R0I are in EU. If Brexit proceeds, and your travel date is afterwards, there may be some extra checks between UK and RoI but, given the Common Travel Agreement (if it continues as stated), that should be minimal. There is a new transit centre being built which should accommodate that type of transfer but I don't know when it is to be operational.
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You just follow signs for transfer flights and you will enter the departures lounge. You go through Irish security, but not immigration. You then follow signs for the USA Pre-clearance area (signs have American flags on them) and you enter the dedicated part of the terminal. You will pass through TSA style security first and then join the line for the pre-clearance area. After that you will be in a sealed off part of the departures terminal with a few shops and bars, although there is no duty/tax free as you will technically have already crossed into the USA by this time, so make sure you buy any before entering the pre-clearance area.

When I flew EDI-DUB-ORD, all on one EI ticket, I did not pass through Irish immigration. I stayed airside the whole time.
When I flew EDI-DUB-PHL with two separate tickets, changing terminals, I did have to enter the ROI and then leave again, but I had a bag to collect. I am not sure though if you can stay airside and transit while needing to change terminals at DUB.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 09:37
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Thanks guys - that's exactly what I needed!!
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