Report exports that arrived or left a UK port that were not declared in CHIEF

Use this service to tell HMRC about exports that you did not notify through CHIEF when they arrived or left the UK port.

Before you start

You can use this service to tell HMRC when your goods:

  • arrive at a UK port which does not have CHIEF facilities
  • depart from a UK port which does not have CHIEF facilities
  • are exported directly, and you did not get clearance from HMRC in advance

What you’ll need

To use this service, you need a Government Gateway user ID and password.

You’ll need to subscribe the first time you use the service. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one the first time you tell us that goods have arrived or left the UK port.

You’ll also need:

  • HMRC approval to arrive and depart goods
  • the Declaration Unique Consignment Reference (DUCR)
  • the Master Unique Consignment Reference (MUCR) if your goods were consolidated into a bigger consignment
  • details of where you’re sending the export to and from

You must complete one of the following forms online, save a copy and upload it to the online service:

You cannot use C1603 for indirect exports through an EU country, contact the Export Control System Helpdesk if you have any issues with indirect exports on:

You’ll need to upload all the paperwork that supports your declaration, for example:

  • any licences or certificates
  • evidence of the goods’ value
  • a packing list of the items included
  • proof of origin certificates

Email HMRC to ask for these forms in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Sending your documents

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Published 19 August 2021