Online GAR Systems
continuing to work for you, member or not, has entered into an agreement with
OnlineGAR to continue to offer a basic free service.
now offers this interface to the Official UKBF Online GAR system via the system
operated by OnlineGAR, a trading name of OpenBorder Systems Ltd., free of charge
to all Personal Users in a piston powered aircraft, and subject to the Terms and
Conditions of OnlineGAR. GARs submitted through the online web application will
be automatically distributed to Border Force and the Police as appropriate. This
does not include Airfields/Clubs/ATC/Handling Agents, etc.
submitted GAR does NOT provide PPR to an aerodrome where that is separately
required NOR does it replace a Flight Plan.
basic service ,
allows Personal Users in a piston powered aircraft to complete and submit a
single GAR to the UK Border Force online system subject to the Terms and
Conditions of OnlineGAR.
service requires the use of Silverlight compatible browsers. Google Chrome and
Microsoft Edge do not support Silverlight.
time users will need to Register at OnlineGAR and agree to Terms and Conditions
to use the service.You will get a Registration acknowledgement Email from
OnlineGAR.com. To use this FREE service provided by AOPA UK
do not click on the link
in the Email from OnlineGAR.com or you will be taken to
the OnlineGAR subscription (paid) services page.You may need to log out from
Online GAR if you have signed in. Exit from the AOPA website and then re-open
this page and use the link above and sign in when asked. You should then get the
AOPA GAR form, but may have to load and run Silverlight if prompted
the service is FREE to use, whether you are a member of AOPA UK or not, it does
cost to provide the service. If you appreciate the service please consider
making a donation towards it :-
of an Emergency General Aviation Report (GAR) Telephone Line (0845 723 1110)
from 1 March 2015.
you need to submit or amend a GAR for Border Force purposes in an emergency
situation, you may call the GAR Emergency Telephone Line on +44 (0) 845 723
emergency telephone line may only be used for a flight that is:
emergency may be described as:
are required to complete a GAR prior to your departure.
telephone line is strictly only for the purposes listed above. For all other GA
enquiries please visit our online information:
to Online GAR :
of 16 April 2014, GAR's submitted via AOPA, the alternative GAR application
downloaded to your PC/MAC or mobile applications have had to be re-routed to the
Home Office server via OnlineGAR.com.This is due to enhanced security
requirements by the Home Office.
you are using the mobile applications, these now operate through OnlineGAR and
are no longer free to use.
and Apple apps are available for accessing the OnlineGAR subscription services
you are a SkyDemon subscriber you can now use the OnlineGAR service as part of
your SkyDemon subscription.
Form Submission Instructions may be read and downloaded here.
has published a guide on Flying
makes useful reading.
have a smooth trip, AOPA Advice remains that you submit a GAR for all overseas
flights which require a GAR and within the notification periods, regardless of
whether the point of departure is a designated airfield or not. In order to have
a confirmation receipt as evidence of your GAR submission you should use the
online gar system, making sure that you provide a valid email address that has
been correctly typed. We have seen a number of receipt bounces because the email
address has typographical errors. If you email your GAR to the NCU email address
you will not get a receipt and your only evidence of submission will be your
email to the NCU and a copy of the GAR that was attached. The NCU do not
guarantee any timescales on their part to enter your GAR details into their
distribution system and so your information may not be known to local Border
Force or Special Branch (Police) units at the time of you departure or arrival.
AOPA suggest that if you use the NCU system you submit your GAR in advance of
the minimum notification periods if possible.
you have submitted a GAR but, for reasons of safety or emergency, you need to
change your plans at short notice and cannot re-submit within the GAR
notification periods (shown below) AOPA recommend that you attempt to contact
the BF, SB and/or Airfield as relevant and explain your situation. Contact
information for BF and Police can be found in the GAR
Form submission Instructions .
submission, the submitter will receive a confirmation code (which will also go
to your email address). The confirmation code is proof of submission and can be
used to cancel the GAR, if deemed necessary.
periods for the GAR :
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