Wednesday, February 8

How Long Does US Preclearance take in Dublin Airport?

US Preclearance at Dublin Airport can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours. But in most cases, you are looking at a 20-40 minutes wait time.

Also, remember before you get processed there is another security check, this, however, moves relatively quickly (remove shoes, jacket, electronics from your bag, and liquids) the majority of your wait time is actually for visa/passport checks with an Officer.

Traveler TypeAverage Wait Time
Irish/European Travelers with visa/ESTA20-40 minutes
US Citizens15-30 minutes
Permanent US Resident cardholders20-40 minutes
Global Entry Members5-10 minutes

Always give yourself enough time, it is better to have extra time as you never know what delays might present.