Christmas & New Year Opening Times for International Trade & Export Documentation Services

Date: 16/11/2021
Author: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Company: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Please note our Trade Team’s opening times during Christmas and New Year. We urge traders to plan accordingly so our team is able to help during this time:


From 3rd December till 12th December 2021, our Elliot House Offices will be closed.   All of our services will remain operational during these time, either remotely or via the Airport Office.

For the rest of the month, please observe opening times:

Certification, Legalisation & Apostille Services (e.g. CoOs, ATA Carnets, etc) Opening Times

17th December - 10am -12.30pm

23rd December - 10-1 pm and 2-4 pm

24th December - 29th December - closed

30th December - 10-1 pm and 2-4 pm (Airport office only)

4th January 2022 re-opens as normal

Important dates for Documentation Customers

22nd December

All documents which need to be sent to the Embassies / Foreign & Commonwealth Office must be with the Chamber. Please make sure you send your documents in plenty of time before this date if your documents are urgent, there will be no documents returned from embassies during the holiday period.

23rd December

Last day for collection of documents from our Deansgate and Airport office.

Both express and standard applications will be processed until 4pm this day.

Chamber Customs  - Customs Clearance & Transit Services

17th December- 9am-12.30pm

23rd December- 9am-5pm

24th December- closed until 29th December  

29th December- 9am-5pm (remote only)

30th December-9am-5pm (remote only)

31st December- 9am-12.30pm (remote only)

4th January 2022 re-opens as normal

General Export/ Import Support & Advice

17th December – 9am – 12:30pm

23rd December – 9am – 5pm

24th December  -  3rd January 2022 Closed

4th January 2022 re-opens as normal