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February NCTS Maintenance Dates Announced

On Friday 11th of February HMRC announced some forthcoming NCTS downtime that could have an impact on GVMS users.

Please see below the received message regarding the dates/time and Haulier actions to take:

NCTS dates and times:

  • Tuesday 15 February 2022 10pm to 12:45am Wednesday 16 February 2022

  • Saturday 19 February 2022 10pm to 1am Sunday 20 February 2022

  • Saturday 19 February 2022 10am to 11am

  • Saturday 26 February 2022 10am to 11am


NCTS Haulier actions to take:

The Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) will remain online during the NCTS maintenance and in most cases, there will be minimal impact for anyone using the service.

However, there is a possibility that you may not be able to complete all your usual GVMS actions if you are completing a Goods Movement Reference (GMR) that requires Transit Accompanying Document (TAD) Movement Reference Number (MRNs) to be entered for goods being moved under the Common Transit Convention (CTC).

To ensure you can validate any CTC movements, we recommend you avoid completing GMRs that require TAD MRNs during the downtime period. 

If you need to complete a GMR during the NCTS maintenance period, please ensure any MRNs you add have been created in NCTS by your declarant and released in advance of the downtime.

If you still encounter problems, please wait until the downtime period has ended and try again after the downtime has finished.

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