Pilots and carriers are advised to download the attached GAR form, complete it electronically and submit by email to the national co-ordination unit (NCU) to send to Border Force or the police.
You should title your email: ‘GAR, airfield registration, name of airfield, postcode of airfield (if known)’. Please check the attached guidance before completing and submitting the GAR form.
Alternatively, you can use the following approved websites to submit the information contained in the GAR form, please note that these are not government services and you may therefore incur a service charge.
Border Force are currently developing a free online government portal which will be available in 2018.
This information and attachments are for the operators and pilots of general aviation aircraft who intend to travel to or from the UK. The term ‘general aviation’ describes any aircraft not operating to a specific and published schedule.
An operator or pilot of a general aviation aircraft is required to report international or Channel Islands journeys to or from the UK, unless they are travelling outbound directly from the UK to a destination in the European Union as specified under sections 35 and 64 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979.
Even if pilots and operators are not required to provide notification of a flight, it is helpful if they do provide this notification.
An operator or pilot of a flight between Great Britain and Northern Ireland or between Great Britain or Northern Ireland and Ireland, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man is required, in the circumstances specified in paragraph 12 of schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, to provide a notification of the flight to the Police.