Delhi Airport becomes first Indian airport to launch Government’s ambitious Fast Track Immigration-Trusted Traveller Programme

  • TTP allows Indian passport holders & OCI cardholders to utilize e-gates, bypass regular emigration/immigration queues to enjoy a smoother journey

Delhi Airport, operated by Delhi International Airport Limited , a subsidiary of GMR Airport Infrastructure Limited, today proudly became the first airport in India to introduce the Government of India’s pioneering “Fast Track Immigration-Trusted Traveller Programme” (FTI-TTP) for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizen of India cardholders.

Amidst great enthusiasm and celebration, Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah, inaugurated the programme by unveiling dedicated counters at Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport for Trusted Traveller Programme beneficiaries.

The Fast Track Immigration – Trusted Traveller Programme (FTI-TTP) is a visionary initiative by the Government of India, designed to provide Indian nationals and OCI cardholders with a faster, easier, and more secure travel experience. This initiative underscores the Government’s commitment to enhancing travel convenience and efficiency for all.

To join the programme, eligible individuals must apply online. The registration process for FTI-TTP may take up to one month.

Applicants must ensure their passport has at least six months of validity at the time of application. Membership in the programme will be co-terminus with passport validity. The application process requires applicants to submit their biometrics along with other required information as specified in the application form. Registration under FTI-TTP will be completed after necessary verifications and confirmation of eligibility.

This first-of-its-kind facility in India aims to significantly reduce congestion at airports by offering expedited emigration/immigration clearance for pre-verified travelers, both arriving and departing. Delhi Airport’s Terminal 3 is equipped with eight electronic gates – four for arrivals and four for departures – to facilitate a seamless experience for programme participants. The number of counters may increase based on demand.

Mr. Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO of DIAL said, “We at DIAL are very proud to join hands with the Government of India for launching the FTI-Trusted Traveller Programme at Delhi Airport. This programme will offer a world-class and seamless travel experience to all international passengers opting for this facility. The Trusted Traveller Programme allows Indian passport holders and OCI Cardholders to utilize these e-gates, bypass regular emigration/immigration queues, and enjoy a smoother journey. This technology-driven initiative is designed to make the emigration/immigration clearance process faster and simpler”.

Similar to the Global Entry Program offered by the United States Department of Homeland Security, the Trusted Traveller Programme allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to benefit from expedited immigration and security clearance upon arrival.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Bureau of Immigration, has developed the roadmap for the FTI-Trusted Traveller Programme.

Process to Register with FTI-TTP:

  • Apply through the government website –, provide the required details.
  • The details will be verified by the Bureau of Immigration.
  • After verification, the approved passenger will receive an email or SMS to proceed to the next step – biometric enrolment at either the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) or a dedicated counter at Delhi Airport, to enroll their biometric details such as fingerprints and facial image.

Emigration/Immigration Process Using FTI-TTP at Delhi Airport:

  • At the time of departure, a registered passenger must visit the check-in counter to obtain the boarding pass after Visa verification.
  • After receiving the boarding pass, the passenger will proceed to the dedicated TTP e-gates installed at the Immigration area.
  • The passenger will scan their passport and boarding pass at the first e-gate. If both are verified, the first e-gate will allow passage to the next e-gate.
  • At the next e-gate, the passenger’s face will be scanned. If verified, the passenger’s emigration process is completed.

The same procedure will be followed for arriving passengers at the Immigration Counter.

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