India Fast-Track Trusted Traveler Scheme

On June 22, 2024, the government inaugurated the “Fast Track Immigration – Trusted Traveller Programme” (FTI-TTP) at terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.

Key Information
  • The programme will run on e-gates or automated border gates and will be implemented in two phases. In the first phase, Indian citizens and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders will be covered and in the second phase, foreign travellers will be covered.
  • To enroll in the scheme, the applicant must register online with their details and required documents. After verification, a White List of Trusted Travellers will be generated and fed for implementation through e-Gates. The biometrics of the Trusted Traveller passing through e-Gates will be captured at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) or at the time of passage of the registered traveller through the airport. The TTP registration will be valid for the validity of the passport or five years (whichever is earlier) and will be renewed thereafter.
  • Under the process, as soon as the ‘registered passenger’ reaches the e-gates, they will scan their boarding pass issued by the airlines at the e-gates to obtain the details of their flight. The passport will also be scanned and the biometrics of the passenger will be authenticated at the e-gates. Once the genuine identity of the passenger is established and biometric authentication is complete, the e-gate will open automatically and immigration clearance will be deemed to have been granted.

FTI-TTP will be launched at 21 major airports in the country. In the first phase, along with Delhi Airport, it will be launched at seven major airports – Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Ahmedabad.

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