The UK Makes Arrivals Even Easier

May 12, 2015 by Alexandra Gregg

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Attention all Australian, Canadian, Japanese, New Zealand and American nationals! Travelling to the UK just got even easier. The government Registered Traveller service has now been expanded to allow faster and simpler entry for visitors from the countries listed above.

By applying for, and being accepted onto the scheme, travellers will no longer need to complete a landing card and will even be allowed to use UK/EU lanes, avoiding the lengthy international arrivals queues. Those who have biometric passports will also be able to use ePassport gates where available.

The service is currently available at the following airports:

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • London City
  • Stansted
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Manchester

Applications cost £70 and last for a year. Decisions are made within 10 working days and, if your application is denied, you will receive a £50 refund. For more information or to apply for the service, see the Registered Traveller service page.

About Alexandra Gregg

Once a roving local news reporter and now a travel-obsessed writer/sub, I'm head-over-heels for nature, wildlife and the ocean. When I'm not underwater or deploying a snorkel, I'm seeking out the sets of my favourite TV shows around the world. Tweet me @wonderg1rl