UK has expanded the Registered Traveller service to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
The scheme is meant for people who frequently travel to the UK.
Registered Traveller members are eligible to use passport eGates and the UK/EU controls at Heathrow and other participating airports.
Home Office said at the moment there are 40,000 registered service users from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the US.
“I am delighted to announce the expansion of the very successful Registered Traveller service to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan,” Immigration Minister James Brokenshire, said. “The UK welcomes thousands of passengers from these places every year and we believe the Registered Traveller service will only improve the experience at our borders for business travellers, for students and for regular visitors to the UK.”
Applications are submitted online via gov.uk. The UK Border Force officers have to undertake security checks on each applicant before they are provisionally accepted onto the scheme. Membership is completed the next time the applicant visits the UK.