• Registered Traveller Service Expanded
  • April 24, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • The Home Office has announced the expansion of the Registered Traveller service to eligible foreign nationals from Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Additionally, Registered Traveller members will be able to use ePassport Gates and EU/UK lanes at Bristol and Cardiff Airports in the coming months.

    Background

    The Registered Traveller service was introduced in April 2015 to travelers from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States who hold a UK visa or have visited the United Kingdom at least four times in the previous two years.

    Applications are submitted online and once accepted, travelers with biometric passports can use ePassport Gates and EU/UK lanes at Eurostar terminals at Paris, Brussels and Lille and the following airports:
    • Heathrow;
    • London City;
    • Stansted;
    • Birmingham;
    • East Midlands;
    • Edinburgh;
    • Glasgow;
    • Luton; and
    • Manchester.
    What This Means for Foreign Nationals

    Foreign nationals from Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan can now submit their Registered Traveller applications online and should benefit from streamlined travel through participating ports.