Automatic Passport Reading at Arrivals in Australian Airports..
Arrivals SmartGate is an automated border processing technology which allows eligible travellers to self-process through passport control when they arrive in Australia. It provides a secure and efficient way to clear through passport control.
Arrivals SmartGate uses electronic information in ePassports and face recognition technology to perform the customs and immigration checks usually performed by a Border Force officer.
Arrivals SmartGate is currently available at Australia’s major international airports.
Current eligibility for smartgate use includes includes ePassport holders from:.
United States of America.
If you attempt to use arrivals SmartGate and are unable to complete the process at either the kiosk or the gate, you will be directed to the arrivals SmartGate assistance desk for manual processing.
You do not need to join the other queue in this event.
Dual Passport Holders and Smartgate.
At the kiosk, be sure to use the same ePassport you presented when checking in to your flight to Australia.