IRIS Replacement? “Registered Traveller Scheme”

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This topic contains 5 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Forestville123 26 Sep 2013
at 19:31

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  • Anonymous


    Some travellers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) can join the Registered Traveller Scheme. The scheme lets you use the UK/EEA channels at border control and you won’t need a landing card if you fly into Gatwick or Heathrow. Apply online to join the scheme.

    This was launched today; you an apply online here:

    I’m not very pleased that this will further clog up the UK channel.


    SM – I’m more disappointed that IRIS has been binned, and that the replacement RTS is not currently open for UK/EEA Passport holders.

    As I don’t have a Biometric Passport, short of replacing my passport over 2 years early, I now have no other option that to queue …


    It is obviously not an IRIS replacement.


    I don’t know why they’ve discontinued it. It worked well for me!


    This is yet another waste of space.

    IRIS worked.

    My biometric passports fail in UK border gates >95% of the time. They work in other EU countries >95% of the time. UK border control should try buying (or not decommissioning) hardware that works. Every time I am shuffled round the failed electronic passport gates to the person handling the overflow, they acknowledge that the equipment is just uselessly poor quality.

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