CBP Announces Grand Reopening of Nation's First Seaport Global Entry Enrollment Center
LONG BEACH, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection reopened the nation’s first seaport Global Entry Enrollment Center at the Port of Long Beach following a planned expansion of the facility. In response to the overwhelming success of Global Entry in the Los Angeles area and to expedite the increasing number of applicants, CBP proactively expanded the capabilities, efficiency and facility size of the Long Beach Global Entry Enrollment Center.
CBP officers will now be able to conduct 200 appointments per day, an increase of up to 250 percent, with up to five CBP officers, up from two, conducting interviews simultaneously.
“This expansion will significantly reduce appointment wait times for conditionally approved applicants in the Los Angeles area, including the encompassing five counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties,” said Carlos C. Martel, CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles.
Global Entry, a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers.
Since its inception in March 2014, the Long Beach Global Entry Enrollment Center has conducted nearly 44,600 appointments. As Global Entry enrollment continues to grow, Global Entry kiosks are being used more than ever with more than 389,000 travelers using Global Entry kiosks at international airports within the Los Angeles area in FY16.
“The new center reflects the LA/Long Beach Seaport commitment in improving the customer service experience as Global Entry continues to attract thousands of new applicants,” explained LaFonda Sutton Burke, CBP Port Director of the LA/Long Beach Seaport.
Conditionally-approved Global Entry applicants can begin scheduling interviews for the Long Beach Enrollment Center through the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) website.
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.