UK Border Agency (Customs and Immigration), Police (Special Branch)
Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321
✔ - Compulsory. ✔ - Recomended as best practice.
† 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.
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: 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 to another EU country there is no obligation to inform the UK Border Agency of your departure.
Inbound from another EEA country at least 4 hours prior to arrival or prior to departure.
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:
All General Aviation Report (GAR) forms should be sent to:
*Oxford Airport Operations on:
*NCU (National Coordination Unit) on:
*UK Border Agency
* Compulsory filing required
UK Border Agency - Heathrow Small Ports Team
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.