Japan Trusted Traveler Program

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Great news for frequent travelers to Japan!  If you travel to Japan for more than 2 times a year, please read on.  From November 1, Foreign nationals, who are registered users enrolled in the Trusted Traveler Program, do not have to wait to undergo a face-to-face immigration examination at the immigration booth from an immigration inspector and will be able to quickly conclude the immigration examination procedures using the automated gates by using their registered user card.  The automated gates are available at Narita Airport (T1 & 2), Haneda Airport, Chubu Airport and Kansai Airport.

To find out if you are eligible, check out the requirements page.  It gives you detailed instructions on how to register.  If you are enrolled in Global Entry Program, you may skip a few supporting documents.   You will need to upload a current photo, passport and the Global entry card to apply.

This program is so popular!  I registered on November 2 and are already number 900 on the list!  I doubt if I can take advantage of this program on our coming trip next week!