I am a permanent resident in the USA. I have an Irish tourist visa. While in the Republic of Ireland, I would like to take a day tour to Giant's Causeway (Northern Ireland). Will I need a visa for the UK? I have applied for a multiple-entry visa for Ireland.

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    Are you asking whether US residence allows entry to the UK (it doesn't)? Does your Irish visa have the BIVS endorsement?
    – Giorgio
    Aug 13, 2018 at 18:29
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    @M.Patel Have you tried using gov.uk/check-uk-visa
    – Traveller
    Aug 14, 2018 at 10:01

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Your US residence does not enable you to enter the UK visa free. However, you would not need a separate UK visa if your Irish Tourist Visa is endorsed with the coding BIVS. The British-Irish Visa Scheme allows for mutual recognition of short-stay visas between the UK and Ireland. If it does not, you would have to apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa.

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