Apply for permits to travel to or through Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine, and the rules you have to follow.
About the permits
You can apply for permits for 9 non-EU countries that the UK has agreements with to transport goods to or through those countries.
Each country has single-journey permits. Whether or not you need a permit depends on:
- the size of the vehicle
- the nature of the goods being carried
You need a permit in some of the 9 countries if your vehicle is just carrying goods in connection with your own business, and not for hire or reward (sometimes called ‘own account traffic’).
Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to get help if you do not know if you need a permit.
Special permits for Morocco
There are also 2 extra types of permits for Morocco to:
- enter Morocco with an empty vehicle
- take in filming equipment and material for film or TV products, or equipment for exhibitions (including racing)
Where you can use the permits
You can use the permits to travel to or through:
- Turkey (you only need a permit when you’re continuing on to another third-country)
You also need a permit for ‘own account’ journeys to:
Single-journey permits are valid for one complete journey. The outward and return trips count as one complete journey.
Multiple-journey permits are available for Morocco which authorises 15 return trips during the validity of the permit.
Apply for permits
Download and fill in the application form.
Send it to DVSA at least 5 working days before you start your journey from the UK.
Include a cheque or postal order to pay the fee. If you want to pay by debit or credit card, DVSA will contact you to take the payment when your application arrives.
International Road Haulage Permits Office
386 Harehills Lane
Single-journey permits for all 9 countries, and multiple-journey permits for Morocco
Use this form to apply for single-journey permits for any of the countries, or for multiple-journey permits for Morocco.
Empty entry and ‘hors contingent’ permits for Morocco
Use this form to apply for:
- empty entry permits to enter Morocco with an empty vehicle
- hors contigent permits to take in filming equipment for film or TV products, or equipment for exhibitions
|Morocco||Multiple-journey permit (15 return journeys)||£50|
|Morocco||Hors contingent (film and TV equipment, or exhibition equipment)||£8|
Rules for using the permits
You can only use the permit in one vehicle at a time.
You must return all special entry permits for Morocco within 15 days of them expiring - whether you’ve used them or not.
What to do when you make journeys
You must carry the permit in your vehicle for the whole of the outward and return journey.
You need to show the permit at the border, and you’ll be allowed to pass into or through that country.
You must show the permit to any enforcement officer when asked to.
Depending on the terms of the bilateral agreement, you may still have to pay certain local taxes.
Lost, damaged or stolen permits
Contact DVSA straight away if you lose or damage a permit, or if one is stolen.
If you give up your operator licence
You need to return unused permits to DVSA if you apply to give up (‘surrender’) your vehicle operator licence.