I am a non-visa national planning to visit Ireland and the UK with entry through Ireland and onward to UK without passing through immigration control.

Does the duration of stay I am given in Ireland cover my total stay in the Common Travel Area? Basically if I am unfortunate and say given only 1 week upon entry into Ireland (instead of the standard 90 days), do I have to depart the UK before the 1 week is up, or do I automatically get the standard 90 day leave to enter once I cross over into UK?

This much I know:

When someone transits via Dublin into the UK they do so on a 90 day leave-to-enter issued by the Republic of Ireland. This allows the holder to move about the Common Travel Area.

The leave-to-enter does not automatically become a six-month UK leave-to-enter by crossing a border. Regardless of where they are the person becomes an overstayer on the 91st day.

  • Gayot has posted a convenient chart here: travel.stackexchange.com/a/80860/9009 – JonathanReez Apr 16 '17 at 17:54
  • @JonathanReez In the chart, what is Pax is subject to control in the top left corner? – user 56513 Apr 16 '17 at 18:06
  • It basically means one is an overstayer. – JonathanReez Apr 16 '17 at 18:21
  • @JonathanReez The chart is very instructive. Would my interpretation that the visitor gets 3 months (Code 3) correct? – user 56513 Apr 16 '17 at 18:39
  • Yes, I think so. – JonathanReez Apr 16 '17 at 18:57

This is the answer at the UK.GOV website I found. You get three months in the UK.

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