Collection

Check passenger documents

What air, rail and sea carriers must do to check passenger documents and avoid charges for passengers without appropriate travel documents.

These documents are for air, sea and rail carriers that want to know about:

  • the passenger document checks they must make
  • the visas their passengers need
  • the charges they face for passengers without appropriate travel documents
  • how to get help to reduce charges
  • how to apply for approved gate check status and reduce charges

Passenger document checks and charges

  1. Document checks and charges for carriers

    • 27 January 2014
    • Guidance
  2. UK visa requirements: list for carriers

    • 11 April 2014
    • Guidance
  3. Passenger documents: when carriers are charged

    • 22 July 2007
    • Guidance
  4. Passenger documents: help for carriers to reduce charges

    • 1 January 2013
    • Guidance

Approved gate check status

To understand how you can reduce your charges for some passengers without adequate documents, read:

  • ‘Apply for approved gate check status’
  • ‘Approved gate check – carrier fact sheet’
  • Application for approved gate check status
  1. Application for approved gate check status

    • 28 January 2014
    • Form

Help us improve GOV.UK

Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.