The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Global Entry program has been introduced in 13 additional airports. The Global Entry program is an “international trusted traveler program” that facilitates entry into the U.S. for U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swain’s Island (AS)), U.S. lawful permanent residents and citizens of other certain countries. Travelers wishing to apply must hold a machine-readable passport, pay a $100 fee and pass a background check including an in-person interview. Participation in the program is for five years and allows travelers to use automated kiosks to clear U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) passport control and access to a separate exit lane out of the CBP area.
For a list of current airports participating in the program, as well as online application links, instructions and pamphlets please visit: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/trusted_traveler/global_entry/.