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Civil penalty code of practice: prevention of clandestine entrants

Code of practice which sets out procedures to be followed by drivers and companies to prevent people using their vehicles to enter the UK illegally.

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Issued in accordance with section 33 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, this code of practice sets out guidance for drivers of commercial and private vehicles as well as buses and coaches.

A clandestine entrant is a person who hides in or on a vehicle to avoid going through UK border control.

Published 2 April 2008
Last updated 9 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated code of practice and translations. New Portuguese translation added.
  2. Dutch translation added
  3. New translations added.
  4. Updated document.
  5. First published.