Faster Entry through the UK border
Just recently announced is something called Registered Traveler by the United Kingdom Border Force to give faster and more convenient entry into the UK for elgible nationals from the USA & Canada. Membership of Registered Traveller costs £70 in the first year and £50 per year thereafter.
Membership of Registered Traveller includes the following benefits:
Access to ePassport gates
Use of the UK / EEA queue
No requirement to complete a landing card on arrival in the UK
No routine credibility interview with a Border Force officer.
Visitor eligibility criteria have changed and you now may apply to join if you have made at least 4 journeys to the United Kingdom in the previous two years. Complete details of Registered Traveller eligibility and availability can be found online at www.gov.uk/registered-traveller.
Registered Traveller is proving extremely popular with members and to date there have been over 275,000 crossings of the border by members with extremely positive feedback such as,
“I think it is fantastic! It has made a major difference to my experience travelling as it gives me a great deal of time back.”
“Time saving and improved experience of clearing immigration.”
You can apply for Registered Traveller online now at www.gov.uk/registered-traveller.
My thoughts -- Do you think the Euro Zone will eventually have the same offering?