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Faster entry at the border now available to Uruguayans

Regular visitors to the UK from Uruguay are eligible to apply to join the UK’s Registered Traveller Service from Monday 21 November.


The Registered Traveller Service provides approved members, who have undergone advanced security checks an expedited clearance through the UK border.

UK Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill said:

“The UK is open for business and I am excited we are going to be able to share in the benefits of Registered Traveller with Uruguay.

“We know there are thousands of passengers welcomed in the UK from Uruguay each year and the Registered Traveller Service offers them faster entry when they arrive at our border.

“The scheme is already available to a number of countries across the world and I am very pleased to welcome Uruguay to the Registered Traveller community.”

To be eligible to apply, passengers must hold an eligible passport, have a visa/entry clearance or have visited the UK at least four times in the past two years.

Registered Traveller allows approved members, who have undergone advanced security checks, faster entry at the UK border through access to the ePassport gates (if they hold an ePassport) or the UK/EU passport lane and do not need to fill in a landing card.

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria may apply to join the Registered Traveller Service online by providing personal details and passport details. Once background checks have been carried out, if the application is successful, the individual will be sent a provisional acceptance letter.

To validate and confirm their membership, the individual must present themselves on their next arrival in the UK to a Border Force officer where the membership process will be completed with an interview to determine the applicant’s suitability for the service and identity checks are carried out.

Published 22 November 2016