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post #21 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-04-2015, 11:12
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A bit of information that I don't think has been mentioned is that when booking eurotunnel with tesco vouchers travellers details for the Advanced Passenger Information is not requested (It wasn't when I booked for a trip for this June 2015) as the information is for the home office and border controls.
There is a form that can be filled in online to make the departure process allegedly quicker.
It is an easily completed form. I have done ours this morning and the website for others is

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I would have expected any delays to be similar to the French side where UK border force have been scanning and checking passports for sometime and often have a major purge causing everything to slow up.
However I suspect it's probably not worth turning up early UK side now hoping for an earlier crossing.
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Originally Posted by caulkhead View Post
A spokesman for Eurotunnel, on Radio 4's Today prog earlier this morning, said that they had spent 2 million and employed 50 extra staff to minimize any delays on passengers as a result of the new exit checks. He also said that they were getting passengers to fill in an online form (API Form) when booking in order to speed up the process. Anyone had any experience of this?

Yes, we have filled in one of these. Not leaving until 27th though.

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What about ferry travel is there a similar on line form to be filled in, booked via CC and is it needed for eire too?

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Originally Posted by nicholsong View Post
That info seems to enable a person who might be stopped to travel in April with only a 25% chance of being caught - pubishing that info seems to be a breach of security for the system, in my mind.

Whats the point of catching someone leaving the country? What are they going to do? Give them a damn good finger wagging?

Whole thing is farcical if you ask me. How long before the system starts flagging long termers in motorhomes who spend "too long" out of the UK and the authorities start stopping our rights to NHS treatment etc on our return?
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Just driven through at Dover. The UK booth was closed. No checks at all.
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I know its the other way,but we have travelled back from Calais via the tunnel today,and they just look at the passport cover and waved us thru.
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Originally Posted by VJP View Post
Just driven through at Dover. The UK booth was closed. No checks at all.
The checks / scanning / call it what you will, is NOT being done by UK Border is being done by the Ferry check-in staff.

The UK Border post situation isnt going to change any time soon.....
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We are using the tunnel in 3 weeks time and wondered if anyone had experienced problems with the new stricter checking regime?

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