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Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321
Project Pegasus (Criminality/Terrorism Suspicions): 0845 8505505

Notification Requirements

- Compulsory. - Recomended as best practice.

Departing To:

UK Border Agency

Special Branch

S. Ireland (Eire)
N. Ireland
Isle of Man
Channel Islands
Other EEA Countries
Non EEA Countries
Arriving From:

UK Border Agency

Special Branch

S. Ireland (Eire)
N. Ireland
Isle of Man
Channel Islands
Other EEA Countries
Non EEA Countries

† EEA Nationals: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are not members of the European Union (EU) but citizens of these countries have the same rights to enter, live in and work in the United Kingdom as EU citizens.

Nationals of Switzerland are also included in this definition of EEA nationals.

UK VISA Requirements - Citizens of certain non-EU countries must hold UK Visas, others may not even transit through the airport without a UK Visa. Please check the up to date list of countries to which this applies on the UKBA site here. Regardless of pre-notification, citizens of these countries will have to have passports and visas verified by UKBA officers through the oxfordjet terminal building. To facilitate the clearance of any non- European Economic Area Travelers on international flights, pilots or operators of GA flights may also wish to complete the UKBA Clearance form MBAC/1 (Landing Card) and submit it through the Airport Operations team.

Notification Periods

UK Border Agency:- Inbound 4 hours (24 hours if non EEA)

Police Counter Terrorism Unit (Special Branch):- Inbound / Outbound 12 hours notice


For overseas arrivals and departures, Oxford is a PPR (prior permission required) airfield and a completed General Aviation Report (GAR) form (downloadable from the UK Border Agency website here) must be completed and sent to our operations department via fax or e-mail where we will happily forward on to the relevant authorities on your behalf.

NOTE: London Oxford Airport Operations will always as a matter of course pass on GARs to the relevant authorities on behalf of operators when received during our normal working hours (06:00-22:30). However, overnight (outside of our operating hours), please send directly to the authorities as well as the airport to ensure that requisite notice periods are always complied with. We will re-send first thing every morning. Duplication is not an issue, but failure to file in time is.

• UK Border Agency – General aviation operators and pilots

Note: Please refer to the official guidelines for completion of the General Aviation Report (GAR). The guidelines below are just for general information and not to be accepted as the definitive, legal requirements.

Oxford (Kidlington) is a Certificate of Agreement aerodrome, formally known as a General Aviation Agreement or Customs Concession Aerodrome. Any flight from any overseas country can enter the UK via Oxford Airport with the requisite notice as above.

Uniquely, Oxford Airport has the only FBO (business aviation) terminal in the UK with a manned Special Branch police office within the FBO facility.

Notice Periods for Oxford (Kidlington) are officially:

Outbound

Outbound – to another EU country there is no obligation to inform the UK Border Agency of your departure.
Outbound – to a non-EU country you must notify the UK Border Agency at least 24 hours before departure (the Channel Islands requires just 12 hours).
Outbound – to the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Eire (Republic of Ireland) and Northern Ireland requires 12 hours notice in writing to the...

Thames Valley Police / Special Branch (Kidlington) on:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 555 909
Fax: +44 (0)1865 555 900
e-mail:
ports@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
web: www.thamesvalley.police/ports

Inbound

Inbound – from another EEA country at least 4 hours prior to arrival or prior to departure.
Inbound – from a non-EEA country, at least 24 hours prior to arrival.
Inbound – from the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Eire (Republic of Ireland) and Northern Ireland requires 12 hours notice in writing to the...

Thames Valley Police / Special Branch (Kidlington) on:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 555 909
Fax: +44 (0)1865 555 900
e-mail:
ports@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
web: www.thamesvalley.police/ports

Please note it is crucial that any last minute changes to passenger and crew manifests, especially for non-EU passport holders is relayed to Oxford Airport, UKBA and the Police as required within the notice periods above (well before departure as a minima).


For any passenger or goods queries on foreign travel in your aircraft please contact the UK Border Agency...

Heathrow Small Ports Team at:
Control Authorities Office
Farnborough Airport
Farnborough
Hampshire
GU14 6XA
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 526128
Fax: +44 (0) 1252 526138
e-mail
: HeathrowSmallPorts@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk


All General Aviation Report (GAR) forms should be sent to:

*Oxford Airport Operations on:
Fax: 01865 290 661
(Tel: 01865 290 660)
e-mail:
ops@londonoxfordairport.com

*NCU (National Coordination Unit) on:
Fax: 0870 240 3738
(Tel: 0870 785 3600),
e-mail:
ncu@hmce.gsi.gov.uk

*UK Border Agency
e-mail: HeathrowSmallPorts@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Thames Valley Police / Special Branch (Kidlington) on
Tel: +44 (0)1865 555 909
Fax: +44 (0)1865 555 900
e-mail:
ports@thamesvalley.police.uk
web: www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ports

* Compulsory filing required


UK Border Agency - Heathrow Small Ports Team
(responsible for general aviation)
e-mail: heathrowsmallports@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 526 128
Fax: 01252 526 138


PPR/Handling Request Form

Outbound Transatlantic Operations & US Preclearance via Shannon

UK Border Agency (Customs)

UK Boarder Agency - Travelling to the UK Guide

UK Border Agency (Before travelling to the UK)

HMRC (Bringing goods into the UK)

HMRC (Aerodromes Control) - (PDF file)


April 2013 - Air Passenger Duty (APD) is now being levied in the UK on most flights in aircraft above 5.7 tonnes MTOW. It is the aircraft operator's responsibility to fulfil their obligations to pay the APD, either directly with the UK Customs and Revenue (HMRC), or through their appointed flight planning organisation (or another UK financial/administrative representative). Neither the airport (OXF/EGTK), nor the handling company or Fixed Based Operation (FBO) will take any responsibility whatsoever for collecting APD on behalf of the airport users.


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