CBP's Trusted Traveler Programs provide expedited travel for pre-approved, low risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks. There are four U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler Programs: NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST, and Global Entry.
Unfortunately, CBP's Office of Congressional Affairs is not able to schedule appointments for applicants of the Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program. However, there are several options, explained below, for making an appointment at Global Entry enrollment at centers across the United States. Please note that no matter what option is chosen, an appointment time must be selected on the Trusted Traveler Programs website by the candidate within 30 days of receiving the conditional approval notice. The applicant may log in to the Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) website and book an appointment using the online scheduling function. From this website, an appointment can be booked at any Global Entry enrollment center in the United States and for any available time slot. If no appointments are available for the timeframe desired, the applicant should feel free to seek an alternative enrollment center location based on proximity or on layovers in other cities. As a last resort, and with international travel booked, an applicant may call an enrollment center to determine if walk-in hours are available or to ask if cancellations are imminent. Please be aware that an applicant's delayed enrollment into Global Entry does not prohibit international travel. Please feel free to reach out to the Office of Congressional Affairs with any questions.
TSA Pre✓™ application program members and U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI or Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS, as well as other individuals who already have a Known Traveler Number (KTN), are eligible to participate in TSA Pre✓™. Please visit the TSA website for additional information.
In the event you are denied or revoked from the SENTRI, NEXUS or FAST or Global Entry programs, you will be provided a letter detailing the reason for this action and guidance on how to seek additional information, if necessary. Please visit CBP's Trusted Traveler Program Denials page on the CBP website for information on requesting reconsideration.
Most cruises beginning and ending in the same location are considered "closed-loop," meaning they begin and end at the same port in the United States and travel within the Western Hemisphere. U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises are able to enter or depart the country on the cruise with proof of citizenship. However, it is possible that one or more of the destination countries on your itinerary may require a passport to enter. In those instances, the cruise lines would require passengers to have a valid passport in order to board even if it is not a U.S. requirement. You should check with your cruise ship, travel agent, and destination country to confirm the requirements to enter the foreign countries you will visit.