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Security/Passport Control - T3

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  • Duncan A.
    "ePassport is ok when they can be arsed to open it"(3 Tips)
    Chris P.
    "Shocking queues for passengers and staff."(3 Tips)
37 Tips and reviews
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  • Dan P.
    Dan PurvisMay 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    ePassport queue is so much quicker but as more people get them the slower it gets...still worth it tho
  • Aptraveler
    AptravelerMay 25, 2013
    It was very quick & efficient. But maybe that's because we landed just before noon!
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GarbeApril 20, 2014
    Quite frankly, I have never experienced a more efficient and polite security check anywhere.
  • Yippie C.
    Yippie CayeJanuary 25, 2013
    No matter how many trays you have, always smile, people can't be angry at you for making them wait! 
  • Jose C.
    Jose CasalJanuary 28, 2012
    If you use the electronic border control and wear glasses, remember to take them off. The iris scanner can't handle it :-)
  • Thomas
    ThomasNovember 1, 2013
    If you're stuck in the queue for passport control (and not at the desk yet) then check in here.
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KozlovichMay 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you fly often, take few immigration cards here and complete in advance
  • Ayse
    AyseJuly 2, 2013
    The world's longest passport queu, a standalone reason not to visit London
  • pɹoɟuɐs@
    pɹoɟuɐs@July 7, 2014
    Welcome to London! (or Welcome back to London!)
  • Feefers L.
    Feefers LovecraftJanuary 8, 2012
    Standard security can be busy aim for 10/11/12 for fastest queues
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KozlovichJune 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Waiting time in a queue can be way longer than your flight was! Plan!
  • Hank L.
    Hank LeMieuxSeptember 4, 2013
    Fast Track lane is a sham. _Way_ slower than general lane.
  • David L.
    David LounsburyJune 18, 2012
    Always plan 45 minutes - 1 hour for T3 border control if you are not UK or EU.
  • Nigel B.
    Nigel BeaneOctober 1, 2011
    Iris scan registration only open 9-11am in departures although web says closed indefinitely
  • Chris P.
    Chris ParkerJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Shocking queues for passengers and staff. Third world is better than this.
  • Tim L.
    Tim LoonenAugust 24, 2013
    E-passport works seemless here! Even welcomed back in Dutch! #future
  • Annie B.
    Annie BennettMay 29, 2012
    Passport queue not bad at all - 5 minutes
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMay 20, 2013
    Hey — no photography!
  • Jayson B.
    Jayson BryantJanuary 31, 2012
    Tell the tossers at security what wankers they are!
  • Jose  🇬🇧✈️👊 S.
    Jose 🇬🇧✈️👊 SprasonFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Proud to work in here
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerNovember 21, 2016
    Always pot luck on picking the quickest q
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmMarch 11, 2014
    They will touch you until you feel dirty
  • terIShannn
    terIShannnFebruary 18, 2012
    "people mountain people sea" @_@
  • Richard P.
    Richard PerksOctober 22, 2011
    Iris recognition. Worth it's weight on gold.
  • Christer L.
    Christer LApril 18, 2016
    At least 1 hour during busy periods. Ridiculous. Not enough staff for sure!
  • Asholiday
    AsholidayJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It would be nice if I could leave my plastic belt on.
  • Duncan A.
    Duncan AndersonDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    ePassport is ok when they can be arsed to open it
  • Chris O.
    Chris OFebruary 17, 2013
    Very picky people
  • Jose C.
    Jose CasalJuly 30, 2011
    Avoid the queues with an ePassport :-)
  • Manimaran M.
    Manimaran ManivannanOctober 2, 2011
    Fill up your boarding card in flight...they can't afford to keep pens here.
  • Ian
    IanApril 15, 2012
    A world of people
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KozlovichJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    As a mayor of this place I apologize for a long queue here. Maybe I should be dismissed?
  • Yusuke N.
    Yusuke N.September 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Horribly slow for non-EU passports. Bring something to read :)
  • Michael M.
    Michael MankowskiMay 15, 2013
    T3 Transfer security control one of the worst security staff in the world. Incompetent, rude and lazy. Not the case for rest of the airport.
  • Ben M.
    Ben Murphy-RyanApril 12, 2013
    Iris lanes empty when working
  • Graham W.
    Graham WoodruffMay 3, 2010
    Use the iris scan to get through much quicker
  • Kresna T.
    Kresna ToinenMay 22, 2012
    Sirf izdirap aq.
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