ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – Forty-seven United States Virgin Island residents and visitors took advantage of a convenient opportunity to join Global Entry without having to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the enrollment interview.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held its first Global Entry mobile enrollment event Oct. 14 and 15, at the Cyril E. King Airport as part of a San Juan Field Office initiative that intends set a Remote Enrollment Center in the US Virgin Islands.
“We are pleased with the turn out for the first Global Entry Mobile Enrollment conducted here in the US Virgin Islands,” stated Assistant Area Port Director Todd Bellew. “The mobile enrollment provided a convenient option for US Virgin Islands residents and visitors interested in applying for Global Entry to complete their application process without having to travel elsewhere for their interview”.
Global Entry is a Trusted Traveler program that makes international travel easier for its low-risk pre-approved members by allowing them to use kiosks for CBP processing instead of having to stand and wait in the regular lines.
Global Entry members also enjoy TSA Pre-Check benefits. This means they can also speed through TSA security on all participating airports, using a designated fast lane without having to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets.
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.