Per its website, the global entry program “allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, lower risk travelers upon arrival in the US using Global Entry kiosks”. To be approved for this program, a rigorous background check and interview is required before enrollment is allowed. If approved, those enrolled in the program are able to use these dedicated kiosks to get through customs and immigration at a faster rate. To apply, there is a non refundable application fee of $1000. A valid passport is still required and the Global Entry pass is only valid for 5 yrs at a time. In addition, travelers with this valid pass may still be selected for further examination upon entering the US. Also, the Global Entry Kiosks do not exist in every US airport and for those travelers entering into the US through one of these airports will be subject to the standard immigration lines.
And that’s your MJST Prep School Lesson for the Week
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