From July, fully enrolled Registered Travellers (RT) members with a biometric chipped passport may benefit from using the ePassport gates at Gatwick North and South terminals.
The pilot RT service is open to former IRIS passengers, aged 18 and above, from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, who are either visiting the UK in one of the eligible categories or hold Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), Tier 1 (Investor, Entrepreneur and Exceptional Talent/Promise) or Tier 2 (Skilled Workers) leave and have travelled to the UK four times or more in the last twelve months.
Full details of the Registered Traveller service and how to apply online can be found at www.gov.uk/registered-traveller
Once fully enrolled Registered Travellers can cross the border via the dedicated Registered Traveller lane at Gatwick and from July via the ePassport gates.
The pilot will remain free and current membership will continue until the pilot undergoes an extensive evaluation later this summer.