Who can use
You are automatically eligible to use SmartGate:
- If you hold an Australian, New Zealand or United Kingdom ePassport and you are aged 16 years or over.
- If you are a US Global Entry Program member who holds a US ePassport and you are aged 16 years and over. Please refer to the US Global Entry Program Trial web page for more details.
- If you hold a Singapore ePassport, you are 16 years or over. Please refer to the Singapore ePassport SmartGate Trial web page for more details.
- If you hold a Switzerland (Swiss) ePassport, are travelling into Sydney airport and are 16 years or over.
Currently, there are some ePassport holders that cannot use SmartGate including:
Australian and New Zealand ePassport holders travelling on military orders
What is an ePassport?
An ePassport has a microchip embedded in the centre pages and an international ePassport symbol on the front cover. The microchip contains the same personal information that is on the colour photo page of the ePassport, including a digitised photograph.