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Find notification requirements to UK control authorities below. 


Note: This page has been updated to reflect new requirements from 1st January 2022.

For flights from the Common Travel Area (Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands), and for all international flights, please complete the General Aviation Report (GAR) form (downloadable or submit online from the UK Border Agency website - click here

Key Contacts

UK Border Agency (Customs and Immigration) National Coordination Unit (NCU) on:

Fax: 0870 240 3738
Overseas: 00 44 1708 862521

Please put GAR, registration and airfield in the subject field of the e-mail.

Please also cc GAR's to the following:

CTPNW Regional Control Desk:

CTPNW Greater Manchester Ports:

Notification Periods

  • Outbound to EU: At least 2 hours before departure.

  • Outbound/Inbound between UK and Common Travel Area (including NI, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands): 12 hours

  • Inbound from EU: At least 2 hours prior to departure from the last destination before arriving in the UK.

  • Outbound/Inbound other non-EU: 24 hours

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