Immigration: Republic of Ireland

Home Office written question – answered at on 23 May 2024.

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Photo of Lord Wigley Lord Wigley Plaid Cymru

To ask His Majesty's Government how many migrants seeking permanent residence in the UK entered directly from the Republic of Ireland in the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of Lord Sharpe of Epsom Lord Sharpe of Epsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Journeys from Ireland to the UK are within the Common Travel Area (CTA). As part of the CTA arrangements, the UK does not operate routine immigration controls of individuals arriving in the UK by air or sea from within the CTA, and no immigration checks are undertaken at the land border with Ireland.

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