UK Border Force Changes GAR Form Requirements

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UK Border Force Changes GAR Form Requirements

Post by mark » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:44 pm

Hi all,

For anyone thinking of visiting the UK, please be aware of the recent GAR changes.

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UK Border Force Changes GAR Form Requirements

AOPA UK has been informed that the system of designated airports through which GA can access the UK without filing a General Aviation Report has been abandoned by the UK Border Force without consultation, and that a GAR must now be filed no matter which point of entry is used. Border Force warns that a fine of £1000 could be levied in case of default. AOPA is working to address the issue and more information will be made available as soon as possible.
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Re: UK Border Force Changes GAR Form Requirements

Post by StrikeCommand » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:45 pm

Presumably this doesn't affect those airports which were designated 24H - i.e. which have full time Customs?

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Re: UK Border Force Changes GAR Form Requirements

Post by Pilot » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:44 pm

Unfortunately it does.

Border Force came out late last year and effectively withdrew designated status, so every arrival required a GAR with the relevant time limits.

After some backlash from AOPA, they did a big of a row back and now said that the GARs still must be sent in advance but that the time limits wouldn't be enforced for designated airports. So in other words, if you use a designated airport, you now need to submit your GAR in advance, but there isn't a hard time limit for how far in advance.

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