20 Oct Global Entry
The Global Entry Program is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection system similar to NEXUS and SENTRI. Global Entry provides an opportunity for low-risk, frequent traveling US citizens to move rapidly through customs clearance upon return to the United States. A Global Entry pass allows a pre-approved US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, Dutch citizen, South Korean citizen, or Mexican national to skip the lengthy passport check wait, immigration interrogation, and customs declarations forms. Requisites for obtaining a Global Entry Pass include an application with supporting identification documents, an application fee, intensive background checks, and an interview with US border officials. Once approved, a pass holder simply checks in at a Global Entry kiosk upon arrival instead of waiting in processing lines. A pass holder also enjoys the benefit of answering declaration of goods questions at the kiosk instead of preparing a paper declarations form. Global Entry is a viable option for frequent travelers to save valuable time at the border.
Ashik Jahan, Esq. & Grace Mann