UK border inspection posts: contact details

Find an approved UK border inspection post (BIP) to check the animals or animal products in your consignment.



Most consignments of animals and animal products from non-EU countries must come through a border inspection post (BIP).

You must:

  • tell the BIP 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 BIP you’re using is approved to check the animals or animal products in your shipment

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

This list includes:

  • live animal BIPs
  • animal products BIPs
Published 24 January 2019
Last updated 9 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Change of address for product border inspection posts: London Gateway, Thamesport and Tilbury
  2. Updated contact details for airports - East Midlands, Edinburgh, Manchester and Belfast. Peterhead and Belfast port.
  3. Updated contact details for Bristol Port Health Authority and Heathrow Airport.
  4. Updated contact details for Felixstowe, London Gateway, Tilbury and Thamesport border inspection posts
  5. First published.