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Passport Control

Make your journey arriving at Manchester Airport as smooth as possible

Passport Control

Passport Control

Passport Control at Manchester Airport is controlled by UK Border Force.

At Passport Control you will be faced with two options: EU or non-EU. 

  • Please do not use mobile phones in this area.
  • Please have your passport open at the photo page ready for scanning.
  • Please note that due to tighter restrictions all passports need to be scanned at the desk, which may take a few minutes.

e-Passport Gates

If your passport has the biometric symbol on the front cover then you have a biometric passport and are able to use the e-gates. They are available across Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Instead of queuing to go through passport control, you can make your journey easier by using the e-gates – simply follow the instructions at the gate.

Customs and Immigration

Please be aware that all passengers will be required to pass through Customs and Immigration. Border Force secures the border and promotes national prosperity by facilitating the legitimate movement of individuals and goods, whilst preventing those that would cause harm from entering the UK. After passing through Passport Control, you will enter the Baggage Reclaim hall, which is where you will collect your checked-in baggage. Check the information screens to see which carousel you need to go to. For lost and delayed luggage please view the Lost Luggage page

Onward travel

Our integrated public transport hub, The Station, is a state-of-the art interchange for rail, tram and bus services across the North West and beyond. If you’ve parked at the airport, check how you need to pay. Do you need to visit a pay station before you leave the car park? View further information on our parking page. Read our comprehensive guide to getting to and from the airport and view a range of useful transport options.