Passport checks on leaving UK to be introduced at Eurotunnel and ferry ports

18 March 2015

With effect from 8 April 2015 Eurotunnel and all ferry operators will be required to scan the passports of those leaving the UK and send this information through to the Home Office. The government is currently trialling some exemptions such as coach tours and in situations where there are big delays, Companies may relax controls with advance approval from a minister.

These exit checks are being reinstated following their demise in 1994. To avoid delays airlines already obtain advance passenger information (API) and submit this information to the Home Office and so there will be no change at UK airports. Eurotunnel will also be introducing API in April to help reduce delays and it is to be hoped that the ferry companies will follow suit.

Share insightLinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email to a friend Print

Email this page to a friend

We welcome views and opinions about the issues raised in this blog. Should you require specific advice in relation to personal circumstances, please use the form on the contact page.

Leave a comment

You may also be interested in:

Skip to content Home About Us Insights Services Contact Accessibility