Last time I visited the UK, it took 3 hours to get through the immigration queues.
I recall seeing signs saying something like:
"Registered Travellers from [list of countries] can use the EU/UK lines."
I have another trip the the UK in a few months, and I am really dreading the giant queue, especially after a 17 hour flight.
So I am looking up how to become a Registered Traveller.
- Apply online for Registered Traveller membership. ...
- You’ll get a decision on your application within 10 working days. ...
- If your application is accepted, the next time you travel to the UK you must go through the ‘other passports’ lane and fill in a landing card.
- The immigration officer will check that you meet the criteria and tell you if you can become a member. ...
So does this mean that being accepted at point 2, isn't a real acceptance. You get the real acceptance the first time you enter after applying, using the ‘other passports’ lane (i.e. the non-UK/EU line). And then after that if you visit the UK again (assuming all successful), you get to use the EU/UK lane?
(I mostly just want to know if I am understanding it right. I think other things mean it just isn't financially worth it to me to become a registered traveller. I'ld need to pay for a Visa since I've not visited 4 times before)