The Immigration (Form and Manner of Passenger Information) Direction 2018

Describes how carriers of passengers should provide information to the Home Office.


The Immigration (form and manner of passenger information) Direction 2018

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This direction provides that in respect of the provision of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data by an air carrier, the owner or agent must provide that information electronically using a secure method which conforms to the data formats and transmission protocols provided for in Article 1 of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/759 of 28 April 2017 on the common protocols and data formats to be used by air carriers when transferring PNR data to Passenger Information Units.

It further directs that any passenger and service information, other than PNR data, provided by air carriers and all passenger and service information provided by any other type of carrier must be provided in a form and manner that is compatible with the technology used by the Home Office and by means of a system which enables the carrier to send and receive communications relating to the information.

This Direction was issued by the Secretary of State under paragraph 27B(8) and paragraph 27B (8A) of Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971.

It revokes The Immigration (Form and Manner of Passenger Information) Direction 2015.

Published 28 February 2008
Last updated 25 May 2018 + show all updates
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