U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) conducts an international “trusted traveler” pilot program, called “Global Entry,” at seven U.S. airports. The program allows participants to undergo an expedited immigration and customs inspection process upon entry to the United States.
Until April 23, 2009, eligibility for participation in the program was limited to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. lawful permanent residents (LPRs). Under an arrangement between the U.S. and the Netherlands, CBP has expanded eligibility for participation in the pilot program to include citizens of the Netherlands who participate in Privium (an expedited travel program in the Netherlands) and who otherwise satisfy the requirements for participation in Global Entry. Pursuant to this same arrangement, U.S. citizens who participate in the Global Entry pilot will also have the option to apply for participation in Privium.
The expansion of eligibility to qualified citizens of the Netherlands occurred on April 23, 2009. The CBP Federal Register notice is available here.