The New Computerised Transit System: supporting guidance

These documents provide detailed guidance on how to get access to and use the online New Computerised Transit System.



It is now a legal requirement to use the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) for all eligible transit declarations.

These documents give advice and guidance for businesses using the NCTS when exporting and importing goods in the UK, EU and beyond.

The 3 options for routes into NCTS are explained in detail and specific instructions for setting up access are given.

The use of electronic guarantees is summarised. See supporting guidance for:

  • operating the NCTS
  • connecting to the NTCS
  • NCTS Guarantees
  • NCTS XML route
Published 17 March 2014
Last updated 1 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Information about changes from the 4 May 2021 has been added in the 'Guarantee reference amounts' section of the 'NCTS guarantees' attachment.

  2. Information about guarantee reference amounts has been added to the NCTS guarantees guide.

  3. The NCTS guarantees contact number has been updated.

  4. New telephone number 0300 322 7095 for the NCTS helpdesk added.

  5. First published.