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CTS Online essential maintenance
Please note that due to essential maintenance CTS online will be unavailable between 9:30am and 1pm on Saturday 6 April 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience.
For all users of CTS Online – Government Gateway has changed
Because the service has migrated to the new Government Gateway from 14 January 2019 you will need to access CTS Online from www.bcms.gov.uk
You can no longer access the CTS Online service from the Government Gateway homepage www.gateway.gov.uk
There will be an additional screen with log on options and some of the screens will look different to what you are used to seeing. The first time you log on after 14 January 2019 you may also be asked to set a recovery word. This will be used to help you if you forget your user id or password.
What does this mean for you?
There will be an additional screen with log on options and some of the screens will look different to what you are used to seeing. The first time you log on after 14 January 2019 you may also be asked to set a recovery word. This will be used to help you if you forget your user id or password.
• Go to www.bcms.gov.uk and click log in
• This will be a new screen, the first option is used to log on to CTS Online. The second option takes you to the screens to update your user details for example, name, email address, change password
• Select ‘Logon – use this option to logon to the application’ and click ‘Next’
• Enter your Government Gateway user ID and password (These are the same details as you have always used to log on to CTS Online). Click Sign in
• Some customers may then be asked to confirm their email address and set up a recovery word. Follow the on screen instructions to complete this.
If you have any questions please contact the:
English helpline on 0345 050 1234
Helpline for cattle keepers in Wales on 0345 050 3456.
What can I do with CTS Online?
You can use CTS Online to report births and movements, on and off your holding. You will receive notification that we have received this information. At any time, you can ensure that we hold an accurate record of your cattle. You can also transfer data files to and from a spreadsheet or a farm management package.
"A very easy and quick method. It saves a lot of time, and there is not the same chance of errors in reading the tag numbers from the application forms, and you are not relying on the post."
CTS Online is simple, efficient and free. It saves you time and paperwork and is always available. By working online, you can be confident that all records are accurate and that you will receive your passports with no delays.
Agent Access

If you wish to appoint an agent or you are an agent and wish to enrol you can find out more about Agent Access by clicking here.

How do I get started?

Preparing to use CTS Online is a three step process. You will only need to go through the first two steps once.

  1. Register with the Government Gateway
  2. Enrol for CTS Online
  3. Log in to CTS Online
  1. If you do not have a Government Gateway User ID, you will need to register for Government Gateway before you can enrol for CTS Online.
    For instructions on how to Register for Government Gateway follow the
    Registration and Enrolment Process
  2. If you have not yet enrolled to the BCMS CTS Online service you will need to do so. You will need your CPH number and CTS Online ID to enrol for the service
    For instructions on how to enrol for the BCMS CTS Online service, follow the
    Registration and Enrolment Process
  3. If you have successfully enrolled for the BCMS CTS Online service, click the 'Log in' button to access the service. You will need your Government Gateway User ID and password to login.