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CLANDESTINE ENTRANTS

IF SOMEONE HIDES IN YOUR VEHICLE

Before departing for the UK

Drivers must not go through UK border control, or board transport to the UK, if you suspect there’s someone hiding in the vehicle you're driving.

You should contact the police in the country you're in or speak to border control at the port where they plan to board.

You can also contact the Border Force at the port where you plan to arrive.

After arriving in the UK

You shouldn’t approach anyone hiding in a vehicle. You should stay in the cab of your vehicle and contact the local police.

The police will take the your details and your company’s details, and tell the Border Force about the clandestine entrants.

You and your company may get letters from the clandestine entrant civil penalty team, which is part of Border Force, asking for information about the security system in place on that day.

Clandestine Entrants