Global Entry allows expedited clearance for pre-approved low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States

Global Entry is a program being piloted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to receive expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States.  Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. To enroll in Global Entry, applicants must first file an application with CBP, and then submit to an interview and background check. There is a $100 non-refundable fee for the application. During the interview, the applicant’s fingerprints are captured and a digital photo is taken. Once an application is approved, it is good for five years.  Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and citizens of certain other countries.  Visit the Global Entry website for more information.

Participants may enter the United States using automated kiosks located at the following airports:

  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
  • Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston (IAH)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • San Juan-Luis Múñoz Marin International Airport (SJU)
  • Toronto Canada Pearson Airport (US pre-clearance) (YYZ)
  • Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport-SeaTac (SEA)
  • Vancouver Canada (US pre-clearance) (YVR)
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)


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