Note on Common Travel Area

Information Note from Ireland to the Article 50 Working Group Introduction 1.1 The Common Travel Area (CTA) is a long-standing arrangement between Ireland and the United Kingdom which enables Irish and UK citizens to travel and reside in either jurisdiction without restriction and provides for associated rights and entitlements in both jurisdictions. The Common Travel […]

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CTA Irish Gov Note

Dec 2018 Common Travel Area The Common Travel Area is a long-standing arrangement between the UK and Ireland which means Irish citizens can move freely to live, work, and study in the UK on the same basis as UK citizens and vice versa. It is an arrangement that is valued on both islands. Both the […]

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The CTA UK Gov Note

CHAPTER 13 – MAINTAINING THE COMMON TRAVEL AREA A Summary The Government will protect the Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangements between the UK, the Crown Dependencies and Ireland. The future border and immigration system will fully respect the UK’s long-standing approach to movement within the CTA. As now, there will be no routine immigration controls on […]

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The CTA Background

The Common Travel Area The Common Travel Area did not formally involve aligned immigration rules. However, it involved sufficient alignment and continuing cooperation between the immigration authorities of Ireland and the UK. The CTA was largely subsumed under the common EU freedom of movement rights when both joined the EEC in 1973. However, it did […]

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Common Travel Area [Irish Senate Report]

Background Since the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, both the Irish and British governments have operated what is known as the Common Travel Area (CTA). Its origins can be traced in the mutual recognition of each other’s immigration laws, which were largely based on pre-independence immigration policy. The CTA has no connection […]

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Irish Recognition UK Short Stay Visa Waiver

 Information Note  The Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme was announced by the Government as part of its Jobs Initiative with a view to promoting tourism from emerging markets.  It is due to commence on 1 July 2011.  The programme will run as a pilot up to end October 2012 but may be amended or expanded at […]

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Common Travel Area UK No Deal Notes

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to provide clarity on the Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangements and the associated rights and privileges of British and Irish citizens in the other jurisdictions. Before 29 March 2019 (postponed to 31 January 2020 with an effective exit date on 31 December 2020) If you are a British or Irish citizen you can travel freely within the Common Travel Area (CTA) without […]

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Common Travel Area Guidance

Common Travel Area Guidance Published 22 February 2019 Contents 1. Travelling and residing in the CTA 2. Working in the CTA 3. Accessing education in the CTA 4. Accessing social security benefits in the CTA 5. Accessing health care in the CTA 6. Accessing social housing support in the CTA 7. Voting rights in the […]

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