UK border control posts: contact details

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
Published 24 January 2019
Last updated 19 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated Border control post list

  2. Updating the list to reflect the change from BIPs to BCPs

  3. Change of address for product border inspection posts: London Gateway, Thamesport and Tilbury

  4. Updated contact details for airports - East Midlands, Edinburgh, Manchester and Belfast. Peterhead and Belfast port.

  5. Updated contact details for Bristol Port Health Authority and Heathrow Airport.

  6. Updated contact details for Felixstowe, London Gateway, Tilbury and Thamesport border inspection posts

  7. First published.