UK Home Office declared that Malaysians heading to the UK will now be able to make an application for the Registered Traveler Service of the United Kingdom. The Rakyat Post quotes that British High Commission has declared that the travelers from Malaysia are now permitted to use the service to get a hastened clearance via the UK immigration. Approved citizens will get a faster entry at the British border via the ePassport gates (for those holding an ePassport) or the United Kingdom /European Union passport lane so additional landing card is not required for them. The British high commissioner, Vicki Treadell said to Malaysia, that 176,000 visitors from Malaysia entered the UK in 2015 which is a rise of 12 percent from the previous year. Southeast Asian country’s citizens will now savor all the treats Britain offers due to the hastened entry at the UK border. The Registered Traveler Service gives hastened clearance via the UK border only to the sanctioned members whose advanced security procedure has taken place. This service will be made available from 21 November to Malaysian travelers. Robert Goodwill, who is the migration minister of the United Kingdom is glad that their country welcomes new business and also expressed his excitement to share the benefits with Malaysian travelers. Adding that the scheme was also available to many other countries, he said that he was happy to welcome Malaysia to the community of Registered Traveler. Eligible for this scheme are those Malaysian travelers, who have a valid passport, either possess a visa or entry clearance or have travelled to Britain a minimum of 4-time in last two years. The applicant will receive a provisional letter of acceptance after the application is approved by the authorities followed by the important and detailed background checks. The membership is confirmed and certified only if the applicants present themselves to the designated officer when they land in the UK where their membership procedure would be finalized.
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