From 1 January 2022 you’ll need to make a full import declaration before your goods board:
- a vessel or train departing for a location that uses the goods vehicle movement service (GVMS)
- a vessel departing for a location where pre-lodgement is needed
If the goods are arriving from Northern Ireland or Ireland, you will need to arrive your full import declaration on the system manually by 11:59pm on the day after the day on which the goods arrived.
This means that for imports (except from the island of Ireland), there will be an automatic arrival in HMRC systems as soon as goods board so that declarations can be processed on route, and the notification of the risking outcome of declarations (cleared or uncleared) in HMRC systems can be sent to the person in control of the goods by the time they physically arrive so they know where they need to proceed to.