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Sanjiv Kapoor immigration: Jet CEO Sanjiv Kapoor describes how he cleared London immigration in 10 s

Sanjiv Kapoor, the CEO of Jet Airways, recently took to Twitter to share a unique experience that he had while travelling. The incident pertains to London’s Heathrow airport.

At Heathrow, Kapoor said, he cleared airport immigration in just 10 seconds through the E-enabled passport kiosk.

For the uninitiated, e-passport is a combined paper and electronic passport. It comes with an embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip and antenna embedded as an inlay in the back cover.

The passport’s critical information is printed on its data page as well as stored in the chip.

“Cleared London Heathrow arrivals immigration in 10 seconds thru the e-passport kiosks. Global Entry-enrolled? Clear US arrival immigration in 10 seconds using facial recognition. No departure immigration for the UK and US. This is the way to go, Digital!” Kapoor tweeted.

E-enabled passport: cleared London Heathrow arrivals immigration in 10 seconds thru the e-passport kiosks. Global E… — Sanjiv Kapoor (@TheSanjivKapoor) 1679984966000

“Incidentally US Global Entry is open to Indian passport holders too. One has to enrol and pay a fee,” the Jet chief exec added.Kapoor observed, “With technology and services like e-passport kiosks and Global Entry, there is absolutely no human interaction required for arrivals immigration. Purely automated and digital. Long lines are when you don’t have this and need to be manually processed by an immigration officer.””And I understand e-enabled passports are in the works in India too,” Kapoor further tweeted.

E-passports would be fully functional in India by 2023, according to a government communique issued sometime last year.

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