Introducing ePassport gates at St Pancras International

Checking in is quick and simple, just make sure you have your ticket and passport or ID to hand.

What they do

If your passport has an electronic chip in it, you can scan it at the ePassport gate, rather than using the passport control booth.

Who they're for

These are for EU and EEA citizens who are over 18 and have a valid electronic passport.

Look for this symbol on the front of your electronic passport.


How they work

  1. First, slide the photo page of your passport onto the glass and wait for the gate to read the chip. When it's ready, the green light will show on the screen and the first gates will open for you.
  2. Next, stand on the footprints, look at the camera and wait for the facial recognition camera to scan you.
  3. If the scan matches your passport photo, the doors open and you can walk right into our departure lounge.