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Offline Rick Stephens

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Interesting email......
« on: March 14, 2017, 04:46:11 PM »
Hi all, I just received an email that looks quite questionable and thought I would share.....


Border Force
 

Dear RICHARD LEE

Registered Traveller is a new service launched by the United Kingdom’s Border Force to offer faster and more convenient entry to the UK for passport holders from Argentina, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan
Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaraguam, Panama, Paraguay, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Uruguay, USA.
 
The service is already proving popular with members:
‘The single best improvement to my travel experience I have ever had - thank you!!’

Registration costs only £70 and members benefit from:
•    Access to ePassport gates at airports across the country
•    Use of the UK / EU queue at specified ports 
•    No need to complete a landing card on arrival to the UK
•    No credibility interview with a Border Force officer

Apply here now

Further details of eligibility and availability can be found online.

The Registered Traveller Team

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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 04:51:44 PM »
It's a real thing.   :)

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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 04:55:09 PM »
See here for the official information direct from UKVI:
https://www.gov.uk/registered-traveller

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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 04:57:04 PM »
Thank you! Certainly looked like a possible scam to me!

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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 05:07:57 PM »
...and it's wonderful!  I've used this the last year and no need to fill out a landing card upon arrival to the UK and I can use the electronic passport lanes at Heathrow and several other airports.  It's made traveling into the UK with my partner much easier...though perhaps now that you have a spousal visa, you are entitled to these things anyway? 
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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 05:24:16 PM »
Hahaha I just got the same one and was going to post about it and ask.

How do I go through now in the uk? In Dublin I still always had to go non eu even though I had a valid visa(was a nightmare wait every Monday morning!

Do I still have to go non uk or can I go with my husband?

I'm gonna sign up for the after I arrive there!
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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 05:30:50 PM »
How do I go through now in the uk? In Dublin I still always had to go non eu even though I had a valid visa(was a nightmare wait every Monday morning!

Do I still have to go non uk or can I go with my husband?

If you're travelling on your own, you still need to go through the non-EU line, because you are not a UK or EU citizen and do not hold a UK or EU passport.

If you're travelling with your husband and entering at the same time, you should go through the same line together as a family. I think you should be able to go through the UK/EU line with him, but if you're unsure, you can always ask a member of staff which line you should go through.

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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 06:11:32 PM »
I got the email today as well. It sure didn't look authentic! Thank you for the link.


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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 02:57:30 AM »
Is this similar to PreCheck in the USA? Is it used to speed your arrival into the U.K. and or departure when returning to the US?


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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 12:06:14 PM »
Is this similar to PreCheck in the USA? Is it used to speed your arrival into the U.K. and or departure when returning to the US?

It speeds up your arrival in the UK (unless the non-UK/EU counters have a significantly shorter queue than the electronic gates!). I've used the Registered Traveller card for a little over the year now and have been really pleased with it; like ChiKristin said, you don't have to fill in a landing card and can go through the UK/EU gates without an interview.

My only quibble is that on your first entry into the UK after being approved for the programme, you have to go through the non-UK/EU line for the border officer to confirm your identity. When I did this the officer didn't really understand the programme and I had to explain it to him, but once he called over a supervisor they were able to figure out what to do with my passport. After that, though, I've found the staff at Heathrow to be totally understanding about why you're going through the electronic gates with a US passport and reentry is now a breeze.  :)

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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 01:17:58 PM »
Ooh!! I didn't realize I get to go through the UK/EU line when traveling with my wife! This is AWESOME!
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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 03:50:43 PM »
I've definitely been turned away from being in the EU/UK line at Heathrow (and Dublin!) even when travelling with my partner. In other EU locations, there hasn't been a problem. In Sweden, travelling on my own, they still told me to go through the EU line!
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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 03:57:21 PM »
I've definitely been turned away from being in the EU/UK line at Heathrow (and Dublin!) even when travelling with my partner. In other EU locations, there hasn't been a problem. In Sweden, travelling on my own, they still told me to go through the EU line!

Dublin - absolutely right.  You should be going through the all other passports lines (it's not the UK after all).  You *should* travel with your partner through the EU line when travelling together at UK ports and airports.  Sounds like you got someone on a bad day!

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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2017, 06:47:37 PM »
Hi all, I just received an email that looks quite questionable and thought I would share.....


Border Force
 

Dear RICHARD LEE

Registered Traveller is a new service launched by the United Kingdom’s Border Force to offer faster and more convenient entry to the UK for passport holders from Argentina, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan
Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaraguam, Panama, Paraguay, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Uruguay, USA.
 
The service is already proving popular with members:
‘The single best improvement to my travel experience I have ever had - thank you!!’

Registration costs only £70 and members benefit from:
•    Access to ePassport gates at airports across the country
•    Use of the UK / EU queue at specified ports 
•    No need to complete a landing card on arrival to the UK
•    No credibility interview with a Border Force officer

Apply here now

Further details of eligibility and availability can be found online.

The Registered Traveller Team

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I just got my registered traveler card on my last visit. Ended up with a cancelled flight on the return and had to process back through the border to get checked bags and try again today. Couple hundred tired pissed off people standing in that long line & I walked right through the U.K./EU electronic gates. I was really thankful at that point.

Only concern I have is when I ultimately enter on a fiancé visa this summer I think I need to get stamped in, so I guess I'll have to wait in the long line again.

For me as much as I've been going back and forth it's worth it coming off a long flight.


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Re: Interesting email......
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2017, 02:07:30 PM »
Can I apply for this from the US once I receive my spousal visa? Or does it have to wait until I'm living in the UK?
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