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Entry Clearances

Question for Home Office

UIN HL2846, tabled on 17 November 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 11 August (HL1352), what steps are in place to prevent citizens of countries from which a visa is required to visit the United Kingdom but not the Republic of Ireland from entering the UK through the Republic of Ireland.

Answered on

27 November 2014

The UK and Republic of Ireland share data in order to inform immigration decisions taken by both countries, and continue to pursue the alignment of their visa policies. Immigration Enforcement and Border Force conduct intelligence-led operations to identify and take action against individuals who are seeking to or have entered the UK from the Republic of Ireland without the necessary leave.

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