Entering the UK
This section explains:
- what happens when you arrive at our border;
- how to use IRIS to enter the UK quickly; and
- what happens if you are refused permission to enter and whether you can appeal.
This page explains what to expect when you arrive at our border.
This page explains how registered passengers can use IRIS to enter the UK quickly at certain airports.
This page explains how passengers can use our e-passport gates to enter the UK quickly through automated barriers at certain airports.
This page explains how fingerprint checks have been introduced at the border for passengers with biometric UK visas, entry clearances and biometric residence permits.
This page explains whether you can appeal if you are refused permission to enter the UK.
MORE NEWS AND UPDATES
- New visa application customer satisfaction survey
- Our application forms are changing
- Immigration Bill introduced
- Removal of appeals for family visitors
The United Kingdom (UK) includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are considered as part of the UK for nationality purposes, but they have their own immigration laws and policies. The Channel Islands are not treated as part of the UK for value added tax (VAT) purposes.