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CBP Global Entry Program: Completing immigration screening in advance

The Global Entry Program which the U.S. recommends

Global Entry is one of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) programs and it allows you to complete immigration screening in advance. U.S. Citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply (as of March 2024).

  • Argentina
  • Bahrain
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Croatia
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands
  • Panama
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

The GE Program made U.S. immigration procedures speed up by simplifying the process.

The Global Entry program aims to speed travelers through the immigration process. The U.S. immigration clearance process at the entry generally takes longer than in other countries and waiting in a long line upon arrival at the airport is not unusual. Pre-approved Global Entry members are allowed to use the expedited lanes upon arrival at U.S. airports. You can complete the immigration clearance process by scanning your passport, taking fingerprints, and capturing a face photo at the Kiosk, which allows you to proceed to luggage collection more smoothly. In addition, Global Entry members are entitled to use TSA Pre✓® which makes security clearance simpler. This system, along with NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST, is one of the TRUSTED TRAVELER programs that CBP encourages to apply.

Applying for the program

Apply for Global Entry and become a member to enjoy Global Entry immigration clearance. The application fee is $100, and it is valid for 5 years. Once the application is approved, you must undergo an interview with CBP staff at one of the designated airports with an enrollment center. Here is a step-by-step guide.

Create an account at the Trusted Traveler Programs website. Fill out the form and pay a non-refundable $100 application fee.
CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) will send you an approval letter with an interview notice.
Complete an interview at the Enrollment Center at the airport. Make sure to bring a valid passport and an identification document such as a driver’s license.

Those travelers who are eligible to sign up for the Global Entry Program

Who is eligible to apply for Global Entry?

  • U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents
  • NEXUS members
  • SENTRI members

Airports where Global Entry kiosks are available

Global Entry kiosks (automated machines for immigration clearance) are available at the following major airports. Please note, however, that there are no Enrollment Centers at these locations with *.

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) * United Arab Emirates
  • Anchorage – Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC)
  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND) *
  • Aruba – Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) * Netherlands Alvar Aruba
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) * Canada
  • Edmonton International Airport (YEG) Canada
  • Austin – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Ottawa McDonald Cartier International Airport (YOW) * Canada
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB)
  • Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB) *
  • Oregon Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) *
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT) * Canada
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK) *
  • San Jose International Airport (SJC) *
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) *Canada
  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • Guam International Airport (GUM) Guam
  • Grand Bahamas International Airport (FPO) * Bahamas
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
  • Saipan International Airport (SPN) * Northern Mariana
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) *
  • South Bend International Airport (SBN) *
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF) *
  • San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) *
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) Puerto Rico
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) *
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Shannon Airport (SNN) * Ireland
  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
  • St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) *
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) * Ireland
  • Dallas / Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Charleston International Airport (CHS) *
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Toledo Express Airport (TOL) *
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) * Canada
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  • Nassau – Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) * Bahamas
  • New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  • New York – Stewart International Airport (SWF) *
  • Hartsfield-Jackson-Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Hartford – Bradley International Airport (BDL)
  • Burlington International Airport (BTV) *
  • Bermuda International Airport (BDA) *
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) *Canada
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR) * Canada
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Houston – Hobby International Airport (HOU)
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston (IAH)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Providence – T.F. Green International Airport (PVD)
  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
  • Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airpor (BWI)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Milwaukee – General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
  • Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) * Canada
  • McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Lambert – St. Louis International Airport (STL)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) *
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Benefits of the Global Entry Program

Global Entry pre-screening allows expedited immigration clearance upon arrival at airports
No need to fill out a customs declaration form if processing immigration at kiosks
TSA Pre✓® for simpler security clearance is included in Global Entry membership

What is TSA Pre✓®?

The TSA Pre✓® program was developed to expedite traveler screening through TSA security checkpoints at U.S. airports. Global Entry members with accompanied minors of 12 years old or younger are automatically approved for TSA Pre✓® and eligible to use the expedited lanes at the TSA security checkpoint. No need to remove belts or shoes. No screening of liquids, laptops, or tablets in carry-on luggage. TSA Pre✓® is currently available at more than 200 airports with approximately 90 participating airlines. TSA Pre✓® Airports and Participating Airlines information can be found at the CBP website「TSA PreCheck®」

Please check the Global Entrypage on the CBP website for details.
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UPDATE : 2024/07/12