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.
Global Entry only
The following groups of people can apply for membership in Global Entry:
- Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
- Citizens of Argentina, Colombia, Germany, India, Mexico, Panama, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan or the United Kingdom
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 for further details on eligibility.
Although Canadian citizens are not eligible to apply for Global Entry, they may receive Global Entry privileges by participating in the NEXUS program.
All NEXUS members are automatically enrolled 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.
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
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.
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 (or "green card" for legal permanent residents), 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.
The following U.S. airports have Global Entry kiosks
- Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
- Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport (ATL)
- 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)
- Tampa International Airport (TPA)
- Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)
- William P Hobby International Airport, Houston (HOU)
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)
The following Irish airports with customs preclearance have Global Entry kiosks:
- Dublin Airport (DUB)
- Shannon Airport (SNN)
The following UAE airport with customs preclearance has Global Entry kiosks:
- Abu Dhabi (AUH)
TSA Precheck is a program that expedites security procedures at select U.S. airports. A dedicated lane is available to travelers using TSA Precheck.
All Global Entry members are eligible to participate in the TSA Precheck program when flying from a U.S. airport with an approved airline. 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.