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  • - PARAFE ePassport gates at St Pancras International

    We’re making your journey even simpler with ePassport gates for travellers going to France and Belgium.


    What they do

    If your passport has an electronic chip in it, you can scan it at the ePassport gate, rather than proceeding to regulatory Schengen entrance border control checks at the booth.


    Who they’re for

    These are for EU, CH and EEA citizens who are over 18 and have a valid electronic passport.

    Look for this symbol on the front of your passport.


    How they work


    1. First, slide the photo page of your passport onto the glass and wait for the gate to read the chip. When it’s ready, the green light will show on the screen and the first gates will open for you.
    2. Next, stand on the footprints, look at the camera and wait for the facial recognition camera to scan you.
    3. If the scan matches your passport photo, the doors open and you can walk right into our departure lounge



  • - Marseille-Provence, first French regional airport to set up PARAFE

    Since June 29, 2012, Marseille-Provence airport has let the travellers take advantage of PARAFE (Automated Fast Track Crossing at External Borders) system, having installed 2 airlocks at departures and 2 at arrivals. With this system, passengers wishing to cross the border on departure or arrival may do using this automated passport control system. Combined with biometric authentification technology based on fingerprints, PARAFE simplifies the formalities of border crossing, quick and smooth; the average time to cross the border is about twenty seconds.

    Since the inauguration of PARAFE, 27 airlock gates have been installed in the Parisian airports Roissy CDG and Orly. More than 150,000 people have registered and more than one million crossings have been recorded.

    Travelers who do not have a French biometric passport and European nationals must register on a national database to use PARAFE. Registration is free and takes a few minutes.

    Travelers who’s have a French biometric passport can use PARAFE immediately with no prior registration.




  • - PARAFE, immediately accessible to the holder of a French biometric passport

    Since launching in November 2009, the Paris airports Orly and Roissy CDG have set up 27 PARAFE airlock gates, in departure and arrival areas. This modern system quickly proved to be a success. In its 2 years of existence, more than 100,000 people have registered and more than 800,000 passengers have been recorded. This success is expected to grow. Since April 2012, holders of French biometric passports no longer need to register on the national PARAFE database. Passengers holding passports having the word “passport” underlined on the cover (those issued after June 2009) may immediately use PARAFE. By going directly to the PARAFE airlock gates and following the instructions, they can cross the border in 20 seconds. Other passengers holding electronic passports and European nationals must continue to register.

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  • - (FR) PARAFE en vol de croisière

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