By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Jan. 26 (CNA) The United Kingdom has included Taiwan in its
Registered Traveler service program, allowing holders of Republic of China (Taiwan) passports who travel frequently to Britain to get through U.K. border controls faster.
The U.K. announced on Monday that Taiwan was one of the new participants in the program, along with South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Tuesday.
To be eligible for the program, one must be 18 or older and have a visa to the U.K. that is valid for more than six months or have had visited the U.K. four times or more (including visa-free entries) in the previous 24 months, the ministry said.
Those registered under the program will not need to fill in a landing card upon arrival and will also be exempt from leaving fingerprints or being interviewed by immigration officers, the ministry said. [FULL STORY]