UK border control posts: animal and animal product imports

Find an approved UK Border Control Post (BCP) to check the animals, animal products or high-risk food and feed of non-animal origin in your consignment.



Most consignments of animals, animal products and products of non-animal origin from non-EU countries must come through a Border Control Post (BCP), previously known as a Border Inspection Post (BIP).

You must:

  • tell the BCP about your consignment in advance - if you don’t you may be charged an additional fee or your checks could take longer
  • make sure the BCP you’re using is designated to check your shipment’s commodity

Use this list to check you’re using the right BCP, and to find its contact details.

This list includes:

  • live animal BCPs
  • animal products BCPs
  • products of non-animal origin BCPs

If you’re a port or airport operator and interested in building new or modifying existing border control posts, read guidance on applying to set up a BCP.

Published 24 January 2019
Last updated 20 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated BCP Portsmouth port entry to Portico Shipping Ltd.

  2. Updates to Edinburgh Airport BCP, Prestwick airport BCP and Invergordon BCP.

  3. Updated the Bristol BCP address,

  4. Added contact details for port authorities interested in building new or modifying existing border control posts.

  5. First published.