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Clandestine Entrant Civil Penalty Scheme

From Monday 13 February 2023, the law on clandestine entrant civil penalties is changing.

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Level of penalty: code of practice (draft)

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry

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Equality impact assessment: reform of the Clandestine Civil Penalty Scheme

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Albanian

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Bulgarian

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Croatian

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Czech

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Danish

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Dutch

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Estonian

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: French

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: German

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Greek

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Hungarian

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Italian

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Lithuanian

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Polish

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Portuguese

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Romanian

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Serbian

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Slovak

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Spanish

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Swedish

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Turkish

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Guidance on preventing clandestine entry: Welsh

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This page contains guidance for responsible owners, drivers, operators and hauliers on how to secure vehicles to prevent unauthorised access by would-be clandestine migrants.

A clandestine entrant is a person who knowingly enters the UK by hiding in or on a vehicle to avoid going through UK border control.

This page includes a draft of the new code of practice: level of penalty, which is due to come into effect on 13 February.

You can view archived copies of the previous guidance at the following links:

Guidance for hauliers

Vehicle security checklist

Secure your vehicle to help stop illegal immigration

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Published 16 January 2023
Last updated 30 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Guidance on preventing clandestine entry added in 22 languages.

  2. Links to previous guidance added.

  3. Added equality impact assessment.

  4. First published.