You don’t want to waste your time while entering the USA with the long line? Here is the tip: the Global entry card!
What is the Global entry?
Global Entry is a program being piloted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to receive expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States. Those travelers will be able to enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.
To enroll in Global Entry, applicants must first file an application with Customs and Border Protection, and then submit to an interview and background check and it will cost $100 for the application. During the interview, the applicant’s fingerprints are captured and a digital photo is taken. Also ”training” is given to the applicants on how to use the automated kiosk. Then, when your application is approved, you will be able to use the Global Entry kiosk at any participating airport for duration of 5 years.
How does it work and who is eligible?
Once you are at the “kiosk”, you must present your Passport or permanent residency card and submit your fingerprints to establish identity. Then you will have to complete a computerized Customs Declaration, and you will be receive a receipt instructing you to either proceed to baggage claim, or to a normal inspection booth for a normal interview.
According to the Global Entry website, “Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and citizens of certain other countries.
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