UK Offers New Expedited Entry Program
*Updated – November 3, 2015, 11:30AM*
U.S. Customs and Border Protection made its official announcement today about the expansion of Global Entry to UK citizens. UK citizens can register for Global Entry beginning December 3.
Are you a member of the U.S. Global Entry program? Do you have travelers that are over the age of 18 or a national of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or the USA? Do you travel to the United Kingdom? If you answered YES, then you should consider this program. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided the following info to me as a Global Entry member:
The United Kingdom has begun to offer an expedited entry program called Registered Traveller. Registered Traveller is a new service launched by the UK Border Force to give faster and more convenient entry to the UK. Membership in Registered Traveller costs £70. Complete details for Registered Traveller eligibility and availability can be found online.
Membership in Registered Traveller includes the following benefits:
- Access to ePassport gates at airports across the country
- Use of the UK / European Union queue at airports across the country
- A dedicated Registered Traveller lane at Gatwick Airport
- Not needing to complete a landing card on arrival to the UK
- No credibility interview with a Border Force officer.
Registered Traveller is already proving popular with members, who have provided praises such as, “This is an excellent service, it is efficient, extremely well run and very effective. I would highly recommend this service,” and “Well done Britain. Fast, secure, easy. Great service and timesaver, and remarkably easy to set up. Thanks to all the people who made this possible.”
You can apply for Registered Traveller online now.