Received an interesting email based upon being a Global Entry member.  Might be good if you travel through Britain frequently.  Personally, I found clearing London Heathrow to be a royal pain (pun intended)!

You are receiving this message because you have been identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as a U.S. citizen enrolled in the Global Entry program.  CBP would like to inform you that the United Kingdom now operates an expedited entry program called Registered Traveller.  Registered Traveller is a new service launched by the UK Border Force to give faster and more convenient entry to the UK for nationals from the United States.  Membership in Registered Traveller costs £70.  Complete details of Registered Traveller eligibility and availability can be found online at Caution-www.gov.uk/registered-traveller. 
 
Membership in Registered Traveller include the following benefits:
·        Access to ePassport gates at airports across the country
·        Use of the UK / European Union queue at airports across the country
·        A dedicated Registered Traveller lane at Gatwick Airport
·        Not needing to complete a landing card on arrival to the UK
·        No credibility interview with a Border Force officer.
 
Registered Traveller is already proving popular with members, who have provided praises such as, “This is an excellent service, it is efficient, extremely well run and very effective. I would highly recommend this service,” and “Well done Britain. Fast, secure, easy.  Great service and timesaver, and remarkably easy to set up. Thanks to all the people who made this possible.”
 
You can apply for Registered Traveler online now at www.gov.uk/registered-traveller 

Posted by glenn | One Comment

One response to “Enroll in the UK’s Version of Global Entry”

  1. pointer says:

    This might save your readers a lot of time:

    “One of the following must also be true:

    you’ve got a visa (but not a Tier 5 concession (Creative and sporting), EEA family permit, discretionary leave or leave outside the rules)
    you’ve visited the UK 4 times in the last 52 weeks eg for business, education, tourism, education or medical treatment”

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