Guidance for hauliers on preventing clandestine entrants

10 steps to an effective system for drivers to prevent illegal immigration.



All road hauliers (including drivers) travelling to the UK must operate an ‘effective system’ to prevent people using their vehicles to enter the UK illegally.

If you do not have an effective system, or do not operate the system properly, then you will receive a penalty of up to £2,000 per clandestine entrant carried.

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

Published 28 February 2014
Last updated 9 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance and translations for hauliers. A new Portuguese version is available.
  2. English version added
  3. Dutch translation added
  4. New translations added.
  5. Updated document.
  6. First published.