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 Mar 31, 2017 at 15:14
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    But still there would be some regulation for Visa required countries ... any checks?
    – engqureshi
    Mar 31, 2017 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, 2017 at 15:26
  • @GayotFow : "you do NOT get the full 6 months leave-to-enter" ... what does this means?
    – engqureshi
    Mar 31, 2017 at 15:55
  • Extended discussion is getting too long. Deleting comments and suggest continue in chat
    – Gayot Fow
    Mar 31, 2017 at 17:07

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The UK has zero checks at the Irish land border, nor does your passport need to be stamped. As you hold a valid visa, you'll be a legal entrant


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