SmartGate gives eligible travellers the option to self-process through passport control.
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 and are travelling with a minimum of two adults.
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/