Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 August 2007, 14:46   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Aylesbury/Lymington
Boat name: Farfetched
Make: Solent
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150hp Optimax
MMSI: 235021048
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 859
What doscs needed for Channel Islands / France

I have passports and VAT invoice for boat. I do not have her on the SSR. What others documents do I need? Thanks
__________________

__________________
brucehawsker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 August 2007, 15:03   #2
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Bruce,

This week I have E Mailed Guernsey Harbour Master. His reply to this question was that I only required Insurance. All the other documents are if you got to France.

Nick R.
__________________

__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 August 2007, 18:56   #3
Member
 
qcamel's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Boat name: Happy Hours
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: 300 Verado
MMSI: 235040122
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 476
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
Bruce,

This week I have E Mailed Guernsey Harbour Master. His reply to this question was that I only required Insurance. All the other documents are if you got to France.

Nick R.
Very true but its wise to be prepared in case of a forced stop in France due to mechanics or some such problem...Think the SSR is a requirment. When I was stopped in Cherbourg its the doc they were most interested in.

Ollie
__________________
Ollie
qcamel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 August 2007, 08:03   #4
Member
 
Doug Stormforce's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Yoda & Obi Wan
Make: Valiant 750 & XS600
Length: 7m +
Engine: 150, 115 HP
MMSI: Various
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,031
We carry a standard set of docs. for all over seas trips on any boat. The more bits of official looking paperwork you put in front of them in what is for them a foreign langauge the quicker they see you are above board and leave you alone.

SRC or marine radio license
ships radio license
insurance
proof of ownership
proof of vat paid
ICC
Registration Doc
Passports (visas if appropraite)
EH1C
Receiptsf or any red diesel purchased in the UK
__________________
STORMFORCE COACHING
web - www.stormforce.biz
email - coaching@stormforce.biz
tel - 02380 231122
Doug Stormforce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2007, 09:05   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Iver, Bucks, UK
Boat name: Prime Rib II
Make: Humber Ocean Pro
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercruiser 1.7 diese
MMSI: 235086032
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 443
Bruce,

I have almost always been asked to show a passport on the 4 or so trips I've done to Alderney... (not been for about 5 years though)

Plus, there is (or was) a mandatory requirement to wear a 'Q', (yellow) flag on entry into Alderney.

Double Plus, the Channel Islands are not part of the UK or the EU, and thus, since you are leaving and on return, re-entering the EU, your vessel becomes subject to customs requirements, (though not Immigration ones). That means you need to inform Customs on your return to the UK and the way I read it, it would be advisable to fill in a C1331 form before you leave.

I know most people ignore this and will tell you otherwise….. and I’ve only heard rumours of one case of a fine, travelling from the Channel Islands and entering the EU in France without notifying…. But if you want peace of mind, see here.

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...ument#P34_2020

If you go straight to France, you just need the stuff Doug said.

I would stongly recomend getting the SSR!

Enjoy

Mike C
__________________
Mike C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2007, 15:24   #6
RIBnet supporter
 
Erin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: A large rock
Boat name: La Frette
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 Suzzy
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,830
As far as I'm aware you should fill in a customs entry form on arrival in Guernsey or Alderney. However, in Jersey they've given up on checking and logging each non-local vessel that arrives, though of course there will still be occasional spot checks, so you still need all the other docs. There is no need for a passport in the channel islands if you are a 'British Subject'. But any trip via france would require one.
__________________
Erin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2007, 06:57   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Eighth Child
Make: Rib X
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 E-Tec
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 265
The CIs are part of the UK but not in the EU (hence no VAT)

You don't need a passport to enter if you are British but how do you prove you are British without a passport?
__________________
Peter J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2007, 15:24   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Iver, Bucks, UK
Boat name: Prime Rib II
Make: Humber Ocean Pro
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercruiser 1.7 diese
MMSI: 235086032
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter J View Post
The CIs are part of the UK but not in the EU (hence no VAT)

You don't need a passport to enter if you are British but how do you prove you are British without a passport?
They are treated as outside the UK too for VAT purposes but not for immigration.......

And the concept of how to prove you are British without a passport was the attitude taken by the officials the last time I went.

It really is a complicated issue if you want to be truly ‘legal’, which is probably why a lot of people ignore it!

It’s just nice to have all your documentation in order if you get a customs ‘raid’. I speak from experience!

I even flew the Q flag on my returns to the UK!

But as I say, I haven’t been for a few years.

Mike C
__________________
Mike C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2008, 01:57   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Towcester
Boat name: TBA
Make: Delta
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki 175
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 328
What is an EH1C

Doug refers to an 'EH1C'
what is one of these?

thanks
Paul
__________________
Paul Beaurain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2008, 02:25   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: SOLD
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 794
I notify the Coast Guard before we leave i always give them our SSR
It seams that they they sort of know that fast thing crossing the channel
is us, I have only been asked once for my doc,s all the other times i could have been from any where no one came near us, saying that better to be safe than sorry
__________________

__________________
Roy Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.