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I know some of you get out into Europe. So can anyone tell me the current
attitude of Customs at Dover towards those of us travelling from outside
the EC into UK with a lot of gear on board. Or even, do the new EC member
states that now hold the borders to the outside world follow a strong line
in enforcing EC Customs rules ?
Cheers
Jon
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus in Bosnia - and worried !
 
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On 4/15/05, toy80 <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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Jon,
During the 18 years I've been going in and out I've never been stopped
by the customs to display the goods I had on board. I guess you would
have to be really unlucky to draw their attention unless you manage to
make them curious during the ferry crossing. They seem to be more
focused on making a stance against the terror threat than chaisng
one-timers.
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Roman (London, UK)
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Just to second what Roman said, you would have to be the unluckiest man
alive. Only had a problem once when my son's passport had expired, I hadn't
noticed but the French immigration let us through with a smile...
Happy driving
Jeremy
On 15/4/05 18:39, "toy80" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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Hi Guys
Hey Jon I cant really help its been a while since I went through Dover. But
when I did on a landbridge crossing to france all the cars were going
through and then all of a sudden i was waved in to a little area. We all had
to get out of the car even my son with his bag of sick cause he gets travel
sick sometimes. They searched in the car under the car in the boot and in
the engine compartment,. I think the Irish Reg had them spooked anyway part
of the trip.. Another time when we were in Andora which as you all know is a
duty free country we were coming around a corner and thwere was about 40
french police checking every car including ours. So Jon when you going back
to the UK to your cruiser on the water .
John c
92HDj 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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Guess I was that unlucky guy! on my first trip on my own over on the ferry 2
weekends ago I got stopped for a search on leaving the UK!!!!
got pulled into the big shed and the guy looked at me smiled and then waved
me through
Alistair
Proud owner of a MG ZT260
Buy British - Buy MG-R
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From: Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Dover Customs
Just to second what Roman said, you would have to be the unluckiest man
alive. Only had a problem once when my son's passport had expired, I hadn't
noticed but the French immigration let us through with a smile...
Happy driving
Jeremy
 
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I've done Dover dozens of times, it used to be part of my travel with
my job. I was only stopped twice, for random checks. The normal
attitude is very casual. I have even been through in the night and not
been able to find customs officers.
Regards, Clive.
 
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Good morning all,
My couple of cents worth
I guess I must have been lucky 'cos I've not yet be stopped at customs
- I'm sure there will be a first time....
Renate
Just to second what Roman said, you would have to be the unluckiest
man
alive. Only had a problem once when my son's passport had expired, I
hadn't
noticed but the French immigration let us through with a smile...
Happy driving
Jeremy
On 15/4/05 18:39, "toy80" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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