Guidance

Moving goods through the Port of Holyhead

The Port of Holyhead will process Office of Transit and CITES checks, so you'll need to go to Holyhead Interim Inland border Facility Service when moving goods with an ATA Carnet, Office of Departure or Office of Destination.

Port of Holyhead

The Port of Holyhead will offer Office of Transit and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) checks only. The Office of Transit function at Holyhead will be completed using the digital pre-lodgement model and any documentary or physical checks will also take place here.

Port of Holyhead address:

Port of Holyhead
Holyhead
LL65 1DJ

Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service

If you need to move goods under ATA Carnets, Office of Departure or Office of Destination you will need to go to Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service:

Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service
Parc Cybi,
Kingsland,
Holyhead

For satellite navigation use: 53.292313, -4.615258

Opening times: Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can get to the Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service by exiting the A55 at junction 2, then turning left onto the A5153 and turning left onto Parc Cybi.

You can check if there are any issues affecting traffic in the area by using the Welsh Government’s live traffic alert service.

All ATA Carnet, Office of Departure or Office of Destination services can be processed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Transporting live animals under an ATA Carnet

If you are transporting live animals under an ATA Carnet, you will need to tell Border Force as this will help them to prioritise the processing of your ATA Carnet.

When your crossing is confirmed, you will need to let Border Force know when you expect to arrive at Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service. You must do this at least 24 hours before you’re due to arrive.

Email Border Force at: BFHolyhead@HomeOffice.gov.uk

If you’re a UK trader transporting live animals you’ll need to lodge a travel plan with Defra before you start your journey.

Published 19 September 2019
Last updated 24 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. A Welsh version of the guide has been added.

  2. Information about Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service has been updated.

  3. Updated with information about Holyhead Interim Inland Border Facility Service.

  4. The Port of Holyhead address has been added and sections 'ATA Carnet', 'Transit' and 'Get more information about ATA Carnet' have been removed.

  5. Information about transporting live animals under an ATA Carnet has been updated.

  6. Information for moving goods through the Port of Holyhead with an ATA Carnet has been updated.

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