‘Registered Traveller’ convenience service launched by UK Visas & Immigration
What is the Registered Traveller scheme?
The Registered Traveller scheme is a brand new service, recently launched by UKVI. It is intended to improve and streamline the way in which some regular travellers enter the UK. It should provide faster and more convenient entry to the UK to frequent travellers travelling in eligible immigration categories who are nationals of certain countries.
If approved, the scheme enables you to:
- Use ePassport gates (providing you have a biometric passport)
- Not have to fill in a landing card or undergo a credibility interview on each new arrival
- Use the UK/EU lanes at Heathrow, Gatwick, Paris Gare du Nord, Brussels and Lille
Who is eligible?
- Nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or the USA
- Those of 18 years of age or over
- Those who’ve visited the UK 4 times or more in the last 52 weeks
- ‘Visitors’ (business, tourist, entertainer, sports etc) or those who have leave to remain in: (i) Tier 1 (Investor, Entrepreneur or Exceptional Talent), (ii) Tier 2 (General, Sportsperson, Minister of Religion or ICT), or (iii) have indefinite leave to remain in the UK
Who is not eligible?
- Those who hold any other type of residence permit or visa
- Those who are a dependant of any residence permit or visa holder, including those in the eligible categories for this scheme
- Those who have been naturalised as a British citizen
Where is the scheme running?
The service is currently being rolled-out at Heathrow, Gatwick and Paris Gare du Nord, Brussels and Lille. There are plans to offer the service at numerous other locations throughout 2015.
Want to apply?
If you would like to know more about the application procedure, costs involved and how to apply, our highly experienced and dedicated team of immigration solicitors will be on hand to advise and assist you with every step of the process.