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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2018, 07:26:41 AM »
Could you buy a ticket to mainland UK and a completely separate one from there into Ireland, would that work?
Last time I checked, none of the airlines I looked at for domestic flights allowed pets as anything other than manifest cargo, at which point you have to use a shipping company anyway. I'll check other places in the EU though.


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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2018, 07:28:10 AM »
I'm from Northern Ireland. I live outside London. You can get trains from London to Belfast.
Don't you have to get off the train and onto a ferry?

And it would take about ten hours...


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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2018, 12:08:38 PM »
Don't you have to get off the train and onto a ferry?

And it would take about ten hours...

Yes that's correct, you'd have to take a ferry. As far as I'm aware there is NO direct train from Belfast to London. You'd have to change over trains and take a ferry.
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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2018, 12:09:42 PM »
Yes that's correct, you'd have to take a ferry. As far as I'm aware there is NO direct train from Belfast to London. You'd have to change over trains and take a ferry.

And it would take a minimum of 12 hours.  I wouldn't prefer this option if it was me.


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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2018, 12:11:31 PM »
And it would take a minimum of 12 hours.  I wouldn't prefer this option if it was me.

if it's your only option, then it's your only option and that's unfortunate :( But if you could go about it in another way (like flight to Mainland and then flight to N.I.) that would be ideal.
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* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2018, 02:48:23 PM »
I think in Italy they had a ferry where the train rolled up into it.  You never had to leave the train but went across the ocean


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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2018, 03:13:47 PM »
I think in Italy they had a ferry where the train rolled up into it.  You never had to leave the train but went across the ocean

I thought this was bullshit but just googled.  VERY cool.  Maybe the train Movilla takes does the same? 


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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2018, 03:15:46 PM »
I thought this was bullshit but just googled.  VERY cool.  Maybe the train Movilla takes does the same?

Maybe but when you search for train journeys from London to Belfast, it factors in the ferry from every one I was able to find :( Unless there's a special name or something that you'd need to look under to find it perhaps?
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2018, 10:09:35 PM »
So, eventually we got Jude here! We ended up using a company called PetRelocation based in Texas who were fantastic. They were expensive, but because of the five day rule for bringing cats and dogs in to the country (in this case Ireland) when I found out my cousin was visiting in under a month they got everything sorted for us in time with the cat in her name and I didn't have to go to the USA and back again to reset the clock - so I'm looking at it as saving money!

Cost for the pet move was about $3100 with door to door service including from Dublin airport to Belfast. He travelled with Lufthansa via Frankfurt and didn't look too much worse for wear when he arrived. The company gave us updates on the journey and there was online tracking of the shipment when he was in the care of Lufthansa.

Let's see if my phone will let me pay the cat tax...


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Re: Cat from Detroit to Belfast - options
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2018, 11:49:44 PM »
Awww! So happy you've been reunited :)

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