TRAVEL TIP: Global Entry Kiosks Allow Certain Travelers to Bypass CBP Inspections

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that all eight preclearance airports in Canada now have Global Entry kiosks.  Global Entry allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to bypass the traditional CBP inspection process and use automated kiosks to expedite their entry into the U.S.  Click here to view FAQs related to the program.  Preclearance airports are located in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.  Interested Canadian citizens and permanent residents must enroll in the NEXUS program in order to receive Global Entry benefits.  In addition to Global Entry members, travelers currently enrolled in NEXUS can begin using the kiosks immediately if their fingerprints and documents are already on file with CBP.

Applications for Global Entry or NEXUS must be submitted online using the CBP Global Online Enrollment System (GOES).  A non-refundable fee of $100 is also collected via the website for a five year membership in Global Entry.  An in-person interview is required for all applicants.  Fingerprints are collected at the time of the interview.

Current NEXUS members who need to register their fingerprints and documents in order to participate in Global Entry can do so at any Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center.

Page Summary:  Global Entry Now Available at All Eight Canadian Preclearance Airports.

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