CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION
Arrivals from Outside the UK
Brighton City Airport (Shoreham) is designated as a customs & excise port of entry by the UK Border Force. If you are arriving at Brighton City Airport, having travelled from outside of the UK, you will need to know the rules and regulations regarding customs and immigration.
On arrival at Brighton City Airport, it is likely you will be met by Border Force. If Border Force do not attend your aircraft, please proceed towards International Arrivals, within the Main Terminal Building. Those arriving should read the information provided in the Arrivals Hall and use the phone available to make any customs declaration. If a person has nothing to declare then proceed into the Main Terminal. Do not try to re-enter the Arrivals Hall from the corridor in the Main Terminal.
General Aviation Report (GAR)
For the latest information regarding requirements for reporting, please read the following government document:
The annexes at the end of the document set out the circumstances and timescales in which you are required to submit a GAR, depending on your departure and destination airports.
The preferred method to submit a GAR is electronically. This may be via the Border Force digital application ‘Submit a GAR’ (sGAR), which is a free-to-use Government digital service. It is available to pilots, operators, and aircraft owners operating GA flights to and from the UK. You can register for the service by visiting:
If you are unable to submit a GAR using the sGAR service, you may also complete and submit a GAR by emailing it in an excel format to the National Co-ordination Unit (NCU):
Please also provide ATC with a copy of your GAR, by email to:
* Common Travel Area:
The Common Travel Area (CTA) is an agreement between the UK and Ireland (including the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) that allows citizens from either country to travel freely between both without the need for passport checks.
Terrorism Act 2000 Reporting Requirements
T: 01444 449628
Travelling with Animals
Visitors should consult the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) for the current rules and regulations governing the transport of animals into the UK from abroad.