Crossing the British-French Border as of 1st January 2022

The Freight Commercial Team at Eurotunnel Le Shuttle wish to remind hauliers that in addition to the existing border requirements, full UK customs declarations are now required for both GB – EU and EU – GB transports. Since 1st January 2022, a GMR (Good Movement Reference) is now mandatory for ALL GB to EU and EU to GB transports to cross the border. 

> the plate number entered in Section 2 “About your vehicle” IS the TRACTOR-UNIT number and not the trailer number otherwise your vehicle will be refused travel.

> the tractor registration number arriving on our terminals MATCHES the one recorded in the GMR. If this is not the case, you can easily modify it in GVMS.

> the customs references obtained by your custom broker through border systems (NCTS, CHIEF…) are the correct ones according to the direction of travel and entered correctly in Section 3. If something is missing or incorrect the GMR is not validated.

> the GMR is valid at the end of the creation process with ALL the steps completed. If the GMR is still in draft, the GMR at the Pit Stop will be invalid and your vehicle will be refused travel.

Note that when you do a Border Pass, you have the possibility to check immediately if your GMR is valid and therefore avoid any issues at the Pit Stop.

Before arriving at the Pit Stop please ensure that:

> EMPTY vehicles present also a GMR (Good Movement Reference) in both directions. GMR is mandatory for ALL vehicles, loaded or empty whatever the direction of travel.

> the GMR reference can be scanned and processed easily by our Pit Stop agents if you do not have a Border Pass.

This will prevent your vehicles being delayed or refused travel.

You will find below the GVMS Border Guide published by UK Government.

GVMS Border Guide v2