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HMRC internal manual

Import and National Clearance Hub Procedures

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General notes: general

General personal effects

  • C3 (Bringing personal belongings to UK from outside the EU).
  • C21 Customs Clearance Record for use at DTI Ports and Airports with Inventory units). Not required if non-inventory linked.

Additionally

  • As a preference (but not essential) we would also like a copy of the Airway Bill / Bill of Lading.

Live animals

Live animals should always have:

  • C5 (Bringing your pet into the United Kingdom from outside the European Union). This is submitted instead of a C3.
  • C21 Customs Clearance Record For use at DTI Ports and Airports with Inventory units). Not required if non-inventory linked.
  • Import Licence (if the animals are classed as endangered species then a CITES Licence is also required).

Human remains

Human remains should have:

  • copy of the death certificate, or
  • an official authorisation to remove the remains (eg an authorisation given by the local coroner), or
  • a certificate of cremation given by a crematorium authority
  • evidence to connect the above evidence with the importation (as per Tariff Volume 3, Appendix E2, CPC 00 00 040, section 4.5).

For military personnel a certificate issued by the Senior Medical Officer in lieu of the death certificate is required.