Global Entry

From Wikivoyage
Travel topics > Preparation > Global Entry
Jump to: navigation, search
Caution NOTE: This article is a reference for those who are members of Global Entry or who are considering applying. It does not represent legal or immigration advice. Please refer to the official CBP Global Entry website for full details on the program.
Global Entry Logo Negative.svg

Global Entry is a program administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to receive expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States.

Eligibility[edit]

Global Entry only[edit]

The following groups of people can apply for membership in Global Entry:

Applicants must be able to pass a criminal history check, have complied with customs and immigration regulations in the past, and provide truthful responses on the application. The cost of applying is $100.

Please refer to the Global Entry eligibility page [1] for further details on eligibility.

NEXUS members[edit]

NEXUS members who are Canadian or U.S. citizens are eligible to participate in Global Entry if their 10 fingerprints are on file with CBP. This can be verified by logging in to GOES to see if the NEXUS member is also enrolled in Global Entry, or by visiting a NEXUS or Global Entry enrollment center. There is no additional cost for NEXUS members.

Benefits[edit]

Identification[edit]

The Global Entry card is a valid form of ID when entering the U.S. via land. It can also be used at airport security.

Expedited land border crossings[edit]

Global Entry members may use the NEXUS lanes when entering the U.S. via land from Canada if they are in possession of a Global Entry card. However, Global Entry members (who are not members of NEXUS) may not enter Canada through a NEXUS lane.

Global Entry members may use the SENTRI lanes when entering the U.S. via land from Mexico, if they are in possession of a Global Entry card and are driving in an approved vehicle.

Expedited air travel to the U.S.[edit]

Global Entry members can expedite the customs and immigration process at certain airports and bypass the primary inspection.

At the airport customs hall, the traveler will report to a Global Entry kiosk, scan their passport, scan their fingerprints, have their photograph taken, and answer a series of questions. A receipt will then be printed. The traveler will present their boarding pass and receipt to the CBP agent before exiting the hall.

Global Entry members do not need to be in possession of their Global Entry or NEXUS card when traveling via air, nor do they need to complete a blue declaration card. However, they must be in possession of their passport and (if applicable) any visa or permanent residency documents.

Some passengers may be randomly selected for a secondary inspection.

U.S.[edit]

The following U.S. airports have Global Entry kiosks:

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • 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)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Saipan International Airport (SPN)
  • San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • San Juan-Luis Múñoz Marin International Airport (SJU)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport-SeaTac (SEA)
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Canada[edit]

The following Canadian airports with customs preclearance have Global Entry kiosks:

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC)
  • Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW)
  • Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Ireland[edit]

The following Irish airports with customs preclearance have Global Entry kiosks:

  • Dublin Airport (DUB)
  • Shannon Airport (SNN)

TSA Precheck[edit]

TSA Precheck is a program that expedites security procedures at select U.S. airports. A dedicated lane is available to travelers using TSA Precheck.

Global Entry members who are Canadian or American citizens are eligible to participate in the TSA Precheck program when flying on a domestic (U.S.) and now also international itineraries. Travelers must register that they are trusted travelers with their airline prior to printing their boarding pass. For more information, please refer to the TSA Precheck website [2].


This travel topic is an outline and should either be merged into an appropriate parent topic or else developed further. It has a template, but there is not enough information present for it to be of real use. It was last edited on 2014-07-28 and will be merged or deleted if not modified for one year. Please plunge forward and rescue it!