SmartGate Australia's Global Entry

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  1. Dumammy

    Dumammy Active Member

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    I had read that passengers who have Global Entry could use Australia's version called Smart Gate to enter OZ. Gave it a try in Darwin. Works pretty much the same, got through immigration in under a minute. Slick when countries can actually work together.
     
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  2. Newscience

    Newscience Gold Member

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    Here's a link to the website for Australia's Smartgate program:

    http://www.customs.gov.au/smartgate/

    Under "Who can use Smartgate" is the following:

    You are eligible to use SmartGate to self-process through Australia's passport control:
    • If you hold an Australian, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America or Singaporean ePassport and you are aged 16 years or over.
    Under trial arrangement, you can also use SmartGate:
    • If you hold a Switzerland (Swiss) ePassport, are travelling into Sydney airport and are 16 years or over.
    • If you hold an Australian ePassport, are aged 10-15 years old and are travelling with a minimum of two adults.
    Airline crew who meet these criteria can choose to use SmartGate instead of going through the crew lane.
    Please note, Australian and New Zealand ePassport holders travelling on military orders are not eligible to use SmartGate
    If you fulfill these requirements then you are automatically eligible to use SmartGate
     
  3. MSPeconomist
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    Note that USA passports would still require ETAs.
     

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