Holyhead inland border facility
Updated 14 December 2022
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You only need to attend an inland border facility if you’re travelling through the Port of Dover, Eurotunnel or Holyhead and you’re moving goods:
- under the Common Transit Convention and you’re not using the services of an ACC to start or end your Transit movements
- into the country under the Common Transit Convention and you’ve been instructed to report to a site for those goods to be checked
- excluding live animals, using an ATA Carnet
- excluding live animals, covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Check excluded goods or vehicles before attending an inland border facility as it may not allow:
- certain types of vehicles to enter
- vehicles carrying certain types of goods to enter (for example, those containing hazardous goods)
Holyhead inland border facility
A55 Junction 2
Opening times: Holyhead inland border facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
At the Holyhead inland border facility you’ll be able to:
- start transit movement (office of departure)
- end transit movement (office of destination)
- ATA and TIR Carnets stamp
- process CITES permits
- receive physical checks and inspections
Transporting live animals
If you are transporting live animals under an ATA Carnet, you will need to tell Border Force as this will help them to prioritise the processing of your ATA Carnet.
When your crossing is confirmed, you will need to let Border Force know when you expect to arrive at Holyhead inland border facility service. You must do this at least 24 hours before you’re due to arrive.
Email Border Force at: BFHolyhead@HomeOffice.gov.uk.
If you’re a UK trader transporting live animals you’ll need to lodge a travel plan with Defra before you start your journey.
How to access the site
You can get to the Holyhead inland border facility by exiting the A55 at junction 2, then turning left onto the A5153 and turning left onto Parc Cybi.
You can check if there are any issues affecting traffic in the area by using the Welsh Government’s live traffic alert service.
Facilities on site
In addition to the standard site facilities (toilets, hand washing and water for all drivers parked on site), this site also offers staff trained in first-aid.
How to exit the site
Once checks are complete, you’ll be given a card to put in your window which permits you to exit the site. You’ll need to stop at the vehicle exit check point before leaving the parking area.
Turn onto the A5153 and re-join the A55.