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What is Advance Passenger Information (API)?

All UK ports and airports are required by the UK Home Office to collect the passport or identity card details from every person entering or leaving the country.

To speed up your journey through our terminals, you must supply your passenger information to us before you travel, using our Advance Passenger Information (API) system. If you do not supply your passenger information in advance of travelling, you will be stopped at check-in and asked to add your API to your booking before continuing on your journey.