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    Immigration and passports

    Have your passport ready

    Have your passport ready

    Your first stop after landing is passport control. Simply follow the exit signs when you leave the plane.

    Have your passport ready
    Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Entry requirements may apply if you’re travelling from outside the EEA*. Your passport must be valid for your stay.

    Faster checks with e-gates

    Electronic passport gates speed up entry into the UK. Simply scan your passport and allow our system to match your face to the chip in your passport.

    Most adults can use the e-gates with an electronic passport from:


    1. UK

    2. EEA (European Economic Area)*

    3. Australia

    4. Canada

    5. Japan

    6. Singapore

    7. South Korea

    8. Switzerland

    9. USA

    Read all e-gate criteria on the HMRC website.    

    Coming soon - new e-Gates
    To enhance your experience at immigration we're installing new e-Gates in Terminal 3. You therefore might experience a slight delay at passport control and so we thank you in advance for your patience as we continually work with our partners to improve your journey.
    24 HOUR VISAS
    If you’re stopping over in the UK and would like a hotel for the night, you can apply for a 24/h visa upon arrival. Your passport must allow you entry to the UK and you must have a booking for onward travel. Visas are granted upon the immigration officer’s discretion.

    THE EUROPEAN UNION AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA

    EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

    Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Norway are not members of the European Union (EU) but citizens of these countries have the same rights to enter, live in and work in the United Kingdom as EU citizens.