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Customs & Immigration

Border Management Unit at Dublin Airport

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All passengers are required to pass through customs and immigration controls.Immigration and border controls at Dublin Airport are fully maintained by the Border Management Unit (BMU), which is under the directorship of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of the Department of Justice and Equality. 

Useful information is available on  www.inis.gov.ie. If your query relates to immigration control at Dublin Airport only, you should contact the BMU directly by email  BMU@Justice.ie 

Immigration

EU arrivals 

  • If your journey was entirely within the EU, use the blue channel after reclaiming your baggage. Customs officers will monitor this area and may operate checks. If you have something to declare to Customs, you should go to the red point. 

Non-EU arrivals 

  • After reclaiming your baggage, you will be required to clear customs. Duty and tax-free allowances are indicated within the Customs Hall. 
  • Use the red point to declare goods in excess of the allowance and commercial goods.
  • Use the green channel if you have nothing to declare in excess of the allowance. Do not use the blue channel. If in doubt, use the red point. 

For a detailed breakdown of personal allowances for European Union or Non-European Union travel consult the Revenue website.

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