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Reader questions about travel visas to Ireland

Does travel to Ireland count towards my Schengen total?
Hello! I am on a US passport and currently have a german 1 year residence/work visa through my German wife we live in Stuttgart. I have until end of october to renew it. I am wanting to do an apprenticeship course for building in the republic of ireland for 4 1/2 months starting in may. when entering Ireland will I get a stamp for a schengen 90 day visa or since i have a resident permit in schengen country will things be different. I dont want to overstay officially but wondering how i can make this work. I know if i flew into belfast I get a 6 month uk visa and I could drive to republic of ireland. I also dont know if i get stamped flying from germany into the republic, so things could be simpler than i think. I dont want to mess up my schengen status since i will be renewing my residence permit end of october. how can i do this, i dont have time to do a work visa for ireland. thanks, also i have friends in scotland so i thought about visiting them for a week than taking a ferry to northern ireland and than driving to republic hopefully with a local.

Hello Shane,

No worries, Ireland is not a part of the Schengen zone — they still have their own immigration system in place, and your time there will not count towards your Schengen total.

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