by Mark Albert
WASHINGTON (TVR) – Global Entry, the fast-track program that allows pre-screened passengers arriving into the United States to breeze through immigrations and customs, bypassing long lines, is now easier than ever to obtain.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which administers the Global Entry program, has launched ‘Enrollment on Arrival‘ at five international airports.
The initiative previously was only available to those who scheduled an appointment at a Global Entry enrollment facility to complete an interview, the final step in the application process, which also includes an online form, background check, and payment.
“With Enrollment on Arrival, we are adapting and innovating our process to meet the program’s demands by providing flexibility and additional options for travelers who need to complete their Global Entry interview,” Acting CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan explained in a release.
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Enrollment on Arrival
At select airports, travelers arriving from another country can clear customs and immigration while at the same time completing the Global Entry interview process, CBP said.
Travelers must have already been conditionally approved after completing the online application form.
The Enrollment on Arrival program is now available at these airports:
- George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
- William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
- Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
“Global Entry continues to be one of CBP’s most successful and popular programs with application volume steadily increasing over the past several years,” McAleenan said.