I am a non EU National and currently residing in Ireland. I intend to travel to Northern Ireland (i.e. Belfast) by road and also possess a UK Standard Visitor Visa. Is there any Immigration Control where I have to stop and get my Passport Stamp if I travel by road?

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    belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/… tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g186591-s602/… Arriving from Northern Ireland: no passport controls are enforced. The border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is open and barely discernable. Normally no passport is needed when driving or travelling by train or bus from one into the other – Augustine of Hippo Mar 31 '17 at 15:14
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    But still there would be some regulation for Visa required countries ... any checks? – engqureshi Mar 31 '17 at 15:23
  • @engqureshi Possibly, but it is indeed very easy to enter Northern Ireland illegally. At small village crossings, the chance of being checked is virtually zero. – Crazydre Mar 31 '17 at 15:26
  • @GayotFow : "you do NOT get the full 6 months leave-to-enter" ... what does this means? – engqureshi Mar 31 '17 at 15:55
  • Extended discussion is getting too long. Deleting comments and suggest continue in chat – Gayot Fow Mar 31 '17 at 17:07

If travelling by bus or train, at least on the main Dublin-Belfast route, the UK Border Force has "mobile" border control, which means they board some buses and trains either at or somewhere past the border to check passports/visas.

Technically, if you aren't checked when crossing the border, you need to go the immigration office in Belfast to have your passport stamped. In practice, it's OK. You can also send your passport to the Home Office to be stamped.

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    Not only by Switzerland; all Schengen countries can do occasional checks. – gerrit Mar 31 '17 at 20:44

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