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Common travel area (immigration staff guidance)

Immigration staff guidance on the common travel area (CTA).

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Common travel area

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Channel Islands / Isle of Man referral form

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Immigration staff guidance on the CTA including its legal basis, instructions and requirements for people travelling to and within the CTA and in-country encounters.

The referral form is used in any referral to the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

People who hold a valid Temporary Work - Creative Worker certificate of sponsorship and want to enter the UK from Ireland to undertake paid, temporary engagement must complete an immigration clearance form.

Published 16 July 2018
Last updated 11 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect the introduction of the new Temporary Work – Creative Worker route (which replaces the creative provisions of the T5 (Temporary Worker) Creative or Sporting Worker route from 11 October 2021), and changes to the visa concession for Creative Workers.

  2. Updated 'Common travel area' guidance. Clarifies the document requirements for people arriving in the UK via the common travel area. And provides updated information on processing applications from EEA nationals and their family members to the Crown Dependencies.

  3. Updated guidance, including to reflect the ending of the grace period in the UK on 30 June, and specific arrangements in place from 1 July.

  4. Updated guidance to reflect end of transition period.

  5. Replaced the common travel area document with a new version.

  6. Updated common travel area document.

  7. Replaced the common travel area document.

  8. Updated the Common Travel Area document.

  9. Updated guidance.

  10. First published.