A landing card is an arrival card form that non-EEA citizens are required to complete on entry to the United Kingdom. The traveller must present the completed form at the UK Border Agency immigration desk at the point of entry. The form is usually supplied by the airline, train or ferry company.
In the UK, the landing card system is governed by the Immigration Act 1971, schedule 2 paragraph 5, which states.
Typically the information requested on the card includes:
- Full name (family name and first name)
- Date and place of birth
- Passport number, place of issuance and expiry date
- Flight number or name of aircraft, ship or vehicle
- Duration of stay
- Port of the last departure
- Contact address in UK
Travelers are required to sign and declare the information is true, correct, and complete.