Dear TYHA member,
New UK Border Force online system - sPCR
I am pleased to confirm that the UK Border Force has introduced a new way for those travelling to and from the UK on pleasure craft to report their journey. Anyone who owns, or is responsible for, a pleasure craft that sails to or from the UK is required to provide information about:
individuals on board
goods on board
This was previously done through a downloadable C1331 form. This has now been replaced with a faster, simpler and editable digital form that can be submitted online. Further information on the new service and how to access it, can be found here - Sailing pleasure craft to and from the UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
WHY A NEW SERVICE?
The new pleasure craft report service helps maximise maritime border security while making it faster and easier for those travelling on pleasure craft to report the necessary information in advance of travel to or from the UK. The new digital pleasure craft report is a one-stop service recording all necessary information for both Border Force and HMRC. The previous C1331 form can still be downloaded and posted if required. However, wherever possible, Border Force encourages the use and promotion of the new digital service.
Attached is a pdf poster to help you promote this new system to your customers, boaters and other relevant persons.
With kind regards,