SmartGate gives eligible travellers the option to self-process through passport control.
You are automatically eligible to use SmartGate:
- If you hold an Australian, New Zealand or UK 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 are a Singapore ePassport holder and you are aged 16 years and over. Please refer to the Singapore ePassport SmartGate Trial web page for more details
- If you are a Switzerland (Swiss) ePassport holder arriving into Sydney airport and you are aged 16 years and over.
SmartGate uses the data in the ePassport and face recognition technology to perform the customs and immigration checks usually conducted by an Australian Customs and Border Protection Service officer.
For more information on the Australian ePassport please go to: http://www.passports.gov.au/