PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) would like to announce a Global Entry enrollment event to be held at the CBP facility located at the Grand Forks, North Dakota, Mark Andrews International Airport. During this enrollment event, CBP will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants.
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 CBP 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 nearly 300 kiosks located at 34 U.S. airports and 10 preclearance locations in Canada and Ireland.
“The goal of this enrollment event is to provide a convenient, easy-access, local venue for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants to complete the required interview with a CBP officer,” said Area Port of Pembina, North Dakota, Assistant Port Director – Passenger, Mary Meyer.
During the enrollment event, the temporary Enrollment Center will open on Monday, February 16, 2015 and close on Friday, February 20, 2015 with daily Enrollment Center hours from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., CT.
Travelers interested in applying for Global Entry need to apply online utilizing the Global Online Enrollment System GOES. With the enrollment event quickly approaching, any applicant wishing to take advantage of this opportunity, needs to start the application process immediately. CBP strongly suggest that applications are submitted no later than December 1, as the application vetting process typically takes 6-8 weeks for conditional approval.
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 shoes, light outerwear and belts on, 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.