PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations announces that the Pembina Global Entry enrollment center will be open on Fridays during the month of December.
During the month of December, the Global Entry enrollment center at the port of Pembina will be open one additional day each week. The Pembina trusted traveler center will be open to Global Entry applicants every Friday in December. The enrollment center will resume its regular Tuesday through Thursday appointment schedule in January.
Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance initiative for pre-approved low-risk international travelers, who are processed by biometric identification using a designated kiosk, rather than waiting in line for entry processing by a CBP officer when entering the U.S. at a participating airport. The kiosks facilitate entry by reducing wait and processing times.
To become a conditionally approved Global Entry applicant, individuals must apply online, undergo a background investigation and complete an in-person interview with a CBP officer. If no disqualifying information is found, travelers receive the benefit of expedited processing. The $100 application fee allows for five years of membership and travelers can use kiosks located at 53 U.S. airports and 15 preclearance locations.
“The trusted traveler center at the Pembina port has traditionally seen an increase in the number of Global Entry interviews in the month of December. In an effort to provide additional appointments for applicants to complete the required interview, we are opening the center one extra day per week during the month of December,” said Area Port of Pembina Director Jason Schmelz.
Global Entry also provides access to the TSA Pre✓™ initiative which offers expedited screening through domestic airport security checkpoints. Benefits of TSA Pre✓™ include being able to leave on shoes, light outerwear and belts, and not having to remove laptops from carrying cases.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.