PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces a Global Entry enrollment workshop in Fargo. CBP will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants during this enrollment event.
Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance program 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 speed 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 with Global Entry. The $100 application fee allows for five years of membership. Travelers can use nearly 300 Global Entry kiosks at 34 U.S. airports,and 10 pre-clearance locations in Canada and Ireland.
“CBP’s goal for 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 Director Jason Schmelz.
During the enrollment event, the temporary Enrollment Center will open on August 29 and close on August 30 with daily Enrollment Center hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Time.
Travelers interested in applying for Global Entry may apply online using the Global Online Enrollment System GOES. With the enrollment event quickly approaching, applicants should start the application process now. Applications must be submitted no later than Aug. 1. The application vetting process takes six to eight 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.