On October 2, 2008, the USCBP announced the availability of Global Entry kiosks at four additional international U.S. airports. The Global Entry koioks enable approved U.S. Citizens and lawful permanent residents returning to the U.S. to use the kiosk as an alternative to the regular passport control line. At the kiosk, members will activate the system by inserting their passport or U.S. permanent resident card into a document reader. The kiosk will direct travelers to provide digital fingerprints and will compare that biometric data with the fingerprints on file. Travelers will also be prompted to answer declaration related questions on the kiosk’s touch-screen after which a receipt will be issued. The receipt must be presented to USCBP officers prior to leaving the inspection area.
The program’s was previously only available at JFK International, George Bush Intercontinental and Washington Dulles International airports. The expansion applies to Los Angeles International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Chicago O’Hare International and Miami International airports. The USCBP will open the enrollment process at these centers later this month so that travelers will be able to complete their interview and biometric data collection at these sites Approximately 3,500 members have already enrolled at the existing airports and over 1,100 travelers have used kiosks at the three existing pilot locations.