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Followup on U.K. Registered Traveler program

Followup on U.K. Registered Traveler program

  1. Markiteight

    This is a small update of Tiffany’s November 29th post detailing the U.K. Registered Traveler program:

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/11/29/uk-registered-traveller/[/URL]

    I just received the email from DHS notifying me of my eligibility for the program (not sure why mine would arrive months after the official launch). The email I was sent reads almost word-for-word identical to the one Tiffany posted with one exception. Where hers said, “Membership in Registered Traveler costs £70” mine says, “Membership of Registered Traveller costs £70 in the first year and £50 per year thereafter.”

    Ouch.

    I paid $50 for my NEXUS card, which is good for 5 years and includes Global Entry and TSA PreCheck in addition to NEXUS. At current exchange rates Registered Traveler would cost $375 for the same 5 year period! How is this anything other than a steep tax imposed on foreign travelers thinly disguised as a minor benefit?

    Thanks CBP and Border Force, but no.

  2. No Name

    Looks like it all right
    From gov.uk
    “It costs £70 to apply for the first 12 months membership.

    This includes a non-refundable £20 administration fee. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a £50 refund.

    The renewal fee for a subsequent year is currently £50.”

    [URL]https://www.faster-uk-entry.service.gov.uk/about#howMuch[/URL]

    Sounds like they are targeting very frequent flyers of paid premium cabins for which £50 would be a minor sum. If you fly to LON on a monthly basis it makes very good sense, not so much if you do LON once or twice a year on an award or economy ticket.

  3. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 13842, member: 268″]Looks like it all right
    From gov.uk
    “It costs £70 to apply for the first 12 months membership.

    This includes a non-refundable £20 administration fee. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a £50 refund.

    The renewal fee for a subsequent year is currently £50.”

    [URL]https://www.faster-uk-entry.service.gov.uk/about#howMuch[/URL]

    Sounds like they are targeting very frequent flyers of paid premium cabins for which £50 would be a minor sum. If you fly to LON on a monthly basis it makes very good sense, not so much if you do LON once or twice a year on an award or economy ticket.[/QUOTE]
    So overpriced for me as I am a dual citizen, US/Irish so I can already use them with my Irish passport

  4. Anonymous

    Yep, they sent a notice that it would be £50 for my renewal as well. The original application was clear that it was only for a year, at which point the program would be reevaluated.

  5. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 13847, member: 7″]Yep, they sent a notice that it would be £50 for my renewal as well. The original application was clear that it was only for a year, at which point the program would be reevaluated.[/QUOTE]
    so expensive!

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