Clearance Formalities

Customs and Immigration

All Yachts and Commercial vessels coming alongside at Gibraltar require clearance by the Port Authority, HM Customs and Immigration (Borders and Coastguard Agency) which is usually handled by the vessel's agents.

For vessels not using agents, particularly yachts calling at Gibraltar's marinas, clearance is handled by the marina operator on behalf of the official bodies.

Vessels should proceed to their chosen marina Pier Master office where the HM Customs ASYCUDA electronic system is available for skippers to complete.

Any cargo or other items intended for Gibraltar must be declared on arrival. However, all the above official bodies reserve the right to verify vessels' declarations on-site.

All goods for non-Gibraltar registered vessels must be imported via a Customs clearing agent or ship's chandlers to qualify for duty-free status. Goods for Gibraltar-registered vessels weighing less than 500 tonnes attract duty, even if the owners are non-resident.

Further information and guidance can be found on the Gibraltar HM Customs website where visiting yachts can also log-in to the ASYCUDA pre-arrival declaration website.