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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
- goods into the country under the Common Transit Convention and you’ve been instructed to report to a site for those goods to be checked
- goods, excluding live animals, using an ATA Carnet
- goods, excluding live animals, covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Live animals cannot be accepted at this inland border facility until further notice.
You’ll need to attend either Dover Western Docks, Freight Clearance Centre, Cruise Terminal 1, Lord Warden Square, Dover CT17 9DH or Stop 24 - Folkestone Services for any customs processes relating to live animals.
Sevington inland border facility,
For satellite navigation use: 51.132138, 0.914994
At the Sevington 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
How to access the site
This site is located to the south east of Ashford at junction 10a of the M20, approximately 50 miles south east of London. To access the site, you must follow local traffic management procedures and diversions, which will direct you to and from the site using the strategic road network and public highways. You can use the A2070 dual carriageway, which is adjacent to junction 10a of the M20.
The site has a single access point with separate entrance and exit lanes. This will be a signalised junction on the A2070.
There is a one-way system through the site. This location has two sections: one is a lorry waiting area for traffic management and the other is the inland border facility. You’ll be directed to a vacant heavy good vehicle (HGV) space by traffic management marshals.
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 the following facilities:
- staff trained in first-aid
- baby changing facilities within the toilet facilities
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. To leave the site, you must follow local traffic management procedures and any diversions, which will direct you to and from the site using the strategic road network and public highways. You’ll need to stop at the vehicle exit check point before leaving the parking area.
You can leave the site at the junction with A2070. The exit process is supervised by a senior traffic management marshal.