Travel Between Ireland and the UK after Brexit

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People are asking about Brexit and the effect on Irish people in the UK and British citizens in Ireland.

There is an arrangement between the UK and Ireland called the Common Travel Area.
The CTA is a long-standing arrangement between the UK and Ireland that has its origins in the 1920s, long before either the UK or Ireland joined the EU .

The Common Travel Area (CTA)  allows British and Irish citizens to move freely between the two countries.

If you are an Irish citizen living in the UK or a British citizen living in Ireland  – the Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangements allow you to travel freely within the CTA without seeking permission from the authorities.

This is separate to any EU agreements – and will not change because of Brexit.

After the UK leaves the EU, CTA rights will continue , no matter what the terms of the UK’s exit (deal or no deal) .
The UK and Irish Governments have committed to taking all necessary measures to ensure that the agreed CTA rights and privileges are protected in all outcomes.

If you are an Irish citizen in the UK, you are treated as if you have permanent immigration permission to remain in the UK.

If you are a British citizen in Ireland: you do not need a visa, any form of residence permit or employment permit.

f you are an Irish citizen in the UK you do not need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme but you may do so if you wish.

You do not need to do anything to protect your status in the UK, either before or after the UK leaves the EU. You will continue to be able to enter and reside in the UK and to enjoy your existing rights as provided for by the CTA arrangements.

If you are a British or Irish citizen, you can work in either country, including on a self-employed basis, without needing any permission from the authorities.

If you are an Irish citizen in the UK you do not need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme but you may do so if you wish.

You do not need to do anything to protect your status in the UK, either before or after the UK leaves the EU. You will continue to be able to enter and reside in the UK and to enjoy your existing rights as provided for by the CTA arrangements.

Both Governments have committed to taking steps to ensure that this continues after the UK leaves the EU.British and Irish citizens enjoy additional rights in Ireland and the UK. These include the right to work, study and vote in certain elections, as well as to access social welfare benefits and health services.


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