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Immigration Controls: Passports

Question for Home Office

UIN 245816, tabled on 18 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for selecting which passport holders have access to e-passport gates; and what assessment he has made of the potential merits of granting access to those gates to British National (Overseas) Passport Holders.

Answered on

25 April 2019

The Government is prepared to consider whether British National (Over-seas) passport holders can be added to the list of those able to use ePass-port gates routinely. In doing so, they will be assessed against the full range of factors used to determine ePassport gate access including immigration abuse, security, cooperation on border matters, prosperity etc). If this group are found to be suitable, we will endeavor to add them at the next available opportunity.

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