To register, you must visit an IRIS enrolment room. These rooms are in the departure areas of the airport terminals listed below. You must pass through the airport security checks to reach the IRIS room, so you can only register when you are departing from the UK on a flight from one of these airports. Unless indicated otherwise, IRIS enrollment rooms are usually open 7 days a week, including most public holidays.
We will do our best to have the IRIS rooms open at the times shown below, but we cannot guarantee it. Occasionally, we may need to close the enrolment room - sometimes at short notice - if we need staff to work at the border control in the arrivals hall.
You do not need to register at every airport terminal. Once you are registered, you can use the IRIS barriers at any UK airport terminal where they are installed.
The list below tells you where each IRIS enrollment room is and its usual opening times.
(Please note that the IRIS enrolment rooms listed in our 'IRIS scheme definition document' have been superseded. Only the list below is accurate and up to date.)
?Manchester terminal 1:
06:00 to 18:00, on an on-call basis - if you want to enrol, please call the number on the enrolment station door and (subject to staffing availability) an officer will attend.
Near gate 20 in the departure lounge.
?Manchester terminal 2
: Closed until further notice.
07:30 to 13:30.
Turn right as you enter the departure lounge and follow the signs for gates 59-63. The IRIS room is at the bottom of the spiral ramp.
Closed until further notice - see below.
?Heathrow terminal 1
: 11:00 to 17:00 daily.
When entering the main security search area, the enrolment room is on the right, before you reach the shops. If entering via Zone K, take the corridor behind the Chocolate Box.
?Heathrow terminal 3:
08:00 to 18:30, and 19:00 to 20:30. Opposite the BAA security desk, before you reach the duty-free shops. Please note that terminal 3 enrolment room will be closed for building work from 24 January 2011 for about 3 weeks.
?Heathrow terminal 4
: 09:15 to 16:00, Monday to Friday only.
Between gates 3 & 4 - follow the signs to gates 1-6.
?Heathrow terminal 5
: 07:30 to 19:30.
On the departure level of the main building 5A, near the VAT desk and on your right as you approach Southern Security.
?Birmingham terminal 1:
08:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 20:00, on an on-call basis - if you want to enrol, please call the number on the enrolment station door and (subject to staffing availability) an officer will attend.
In the departure lounge at terminal 1.