Guidance

Check which locations need an arrived export declaration from 1 January 2022

Find out which locations need your export declaration to be submitted as arrived. If they need to be checked your driver may have to take them somewhere else.

You must submit your export declaration as arrived before your goods start their journey if they’re leaving from certain locations.

If the goods are selected for inspection, most ports will be able to check the goods on site. However, some ports may require them to attend an inland border facility.

Locations where you must submit your export declaration as arrived from 1 January 2022

Cheriton Channel Tunnel Terminal at Folkestone

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
UK Terminal
Ashford Road
Folkestone
CT18 8XX

Dover

Eastern Docks (excluding Dover Cargo Terminal and Eastern Arm)
Dover
Kent
CT17 9BU

Fishguard

Fishguard Harbour
Dyfed
Pembrokeshire
SA64 0BU

Holyhead

Port of Holyhead
Stena House
Holyhead
Anglesey
LL65 1DQ

Locations that operate both arrived and standard pre-lodged exports

You will need to check with your carrier if they use Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) or Inventory Linking.

If your carrier uses:

  • GVMS you will need to submit an arrived export declaration
  • Inventory Linking you will need to submit a pre-lodged standard exports declaration

Heysham

Berths 1 to 3 only
Heysham Port,
Heysham
Lancashire
LA3 2XF

Liverpool

North Brocklebank & East Langton Berth, Gladstone Berth, Twelve Quays Terminal Birkenhead only
Port of Liverpool
Maritime Centre
Liverpool
Merseyside
L21 1LA

Pembroke

Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal
Freight Entrance,
The Dockyard,
Pembroke Dock,
SA72 6TW

Locations where your goods will be checked

After submitting your declaration, you may receive a message letting you know your goods have been selected for a physical check (route 2) or require document checks (route 1).

The driver will need to attend either the port’s customs checking facility or an inland border facility.

You’ll need to make your goods and any accompanying documentation available for inspection. The driver must make sure that any goods that require it, have their documentation stamped by Border Force so that they will have permission to progress.

The following locations are where your goods will be checked before leaving.

Dover

The driver should attend one of the following inland border facilities:

Sevington
Mersham,
Ashford
TN25 6GE

Ebbsfleet
International Way
Ebbsfleet Valley
DA10 1EB

Dover Western Docks
Lord Warden Square
Dover
CT17 9DN

Stop 24
Folkestone Services
Junction 11 M20
Hythe
CT21 4BL

Eurotunnel

The driver should attend one of the following inland border facilities:

Sevington
Mersham,
Ashford
TN25 6GE

Ebbsfleet
International Way
Ebbsfleet Valley
DA10 1EB

Stop 24
Folkestone Services
Junction 11 M20
Hythe
CT21 4BL

Fishguard

The driver should attend the port’s designated customs facility at:

Fishguard Harbour,
Dyfed,
Pembrokeshire,
SA64 0BU

Heysham

The driver should attend the port’s designated customs facility at:

Heysham Port Limited
Heysham
Lancashire
LA3 2XF

Holyhead

The driver should attend one of the following inland border facilities:

Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service
Parc Cybi,
A55 Junction 2,
Holyhead,
LL65 2YQ

Liverpool

The driver should attend one of the two port’s designated customs facility at:

Shed 1
Royal Seaforth Container Terminal
Port of Liverpool
Seaforth
L21 1LA

Shed 2
Royal Seaforth Container Terminal
Port of Liverpool
Seaforth
L21 1LA

Pembroke

The driver should attend the port’s designated customs facility at:

Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal,
Freight Entrance, The Dockyard,
Pembroke Dock,
SA72 6TW

More information

Find out more about attending an inland border facility

Published 15 December 2021