Germany introduces automated clearance system at airports for Hong Kong nationals

August 28, 2014
Germany introduces automated clearance system

Becoming the first country amongst the European Union, Germany is getting ready for introducing automated immigration clearance system at its airports.

The immigration authorities have confirmed this news in a press note that they have released recently. They have mentioned that this new system would come into force from this September.

Briefing more on the same, Hong Kong’s assistant director of information systems, Corrado Chow has said that this move would cut down on the immigration processing time by at least 30 seconds. As a large number of Hong Kong nationals immigrate to Germany on a daily basis, the move will presumably save several hours, opined immigration experts who hailed the initiative.

To avail this new system, one needs to register at Frankfurt airport. They, however, need to have electronic passport of Hong Kong.  The registration is said to be free. Once registered, Hong Kong nationals can use the new procedure at all important airports.
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