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Import and export: apply for Temporary Admission (SP5)

Use the online form service to apply for Temporary Admission on goods imported from outside the EU under Union Customs Code (UCC) procedures.



Temporary Admission (TA) allows you to claim relief on duty and import VAT for goods you’re temporarily importing from outside the EU.

You can either:

  • use the online form service (sign in to, or set up a Government Gateway account)
  • fill in the form on-screen, print it off and post it to HM Revenue and Customs

If you use the online form, you’ll get a reference number that you can use to track the progress of your form.

Before you start

Read the attached guidance to see:

  • who can apply for TA
  • what information you’ll need to apply
  • how to complete the form

Applying using the postal form

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You’ll need to fill in the postal form fully before you can print it. You can’t save a partly completed form so have all your information with you before you fill it in.

Notice 3001: special procedures for the UCC - annex C
This notice explains the legal basis and generic requirements of the customs special procedures under the UCC.