Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Next Up: Getting our global Entry Cards. Who's with me?

My days of long Customs lines will soon be coming to an end. And so should yours! 


Time to get Global Entry!

How to Apply for Global Entry

Before you apply, make sure you are eligible for Global Entry.
It’s easy. Just follow these steps:
  1. Create a Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) account. Regardless of your age, you must have your own GOES account.
  2. Log in to your GOES account and complete the application. A $100 non-refundable fee is required with each completed application.
  3. After accepting your completed application and fee, CBP will review your application. If your application is conditionally approved, then your GOES account will instruct you to schedule an interview at a Global Entry Enrollment Center. Each applicant must schedule a separate interview.
  4. You will need to bring your valid passport(s) and one other form of identification, such as a driver’s license or ID card to the interview. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you must present your machine readable permanent resident card.
https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/how-apply

What is Global entry?

Global Entry

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.
At airports, program members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingerprints on the scanner for fingerprint verification and complete a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.
Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and in-person interview before enrollment.
While Global Entry’s goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may still be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program’s terms and conditions will result in the appropriate enforcement action and termination of the traveler’s membership privileges.