CBP Opens a Global Entry Enrollment Center at Nashville International Airport
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened today a new Global Entry Enrollment Center at Nashville International Airport. Global Entry, a CBP trusted traveler program, allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. It is the first Global Entry Enrollment Center in Tennessee.
“We are pleased to open a Global Entry Enrollment Center in Tennessee for those hoping to join the ranks of trusted traveler,” said Port Director Pat McCumber. “The new enrollment center provides a convenient, local center for people to complete their application process.”
The enrollment center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located on the first floor outside CBP’s federal inspection station. CBP officers will only interview Global Entry applicants with appointments.
Previously, Global Entry applicants in Tennessee had to drive more than three hours to the next closest enrollment center in Atlanta, or fly to an airport or other facility in another state.
Upon arrival in the United States from abroad, Global Entry members bypass the traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission. Travelers scan their passport and fingerprints, answer customs declaration questions using the kiosk’s touch screen and proceed with a receipt to the exit—the whole process takes only about one minute.
Global Entry kiosks are available at 42 U.S. airports and 11 Preclearance locations. These locations serve 99 percent of incoming travelers to the United States. Global Entry members receive the added benefit of being pre-eligible to participate in TSAPre✓™, the Transportation Security Administration’s expedited screening program.
U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents may apply for this trusted traveler program as well as citizens of certain countries with which CBP has reciprocal agreements, including Mexico, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea. Canadian citizens and residents enrolled in NEXUS may also use Global Entry. Persons under the age of 18 who meet the general eligibility criteria and have the consent of a parent or legal guardian are eligible to participate in Global Entry as well.
Interested individuals may apply online at CBP’s Global Online Enrollment System. Applicants must possess a machine-readable U.S. passport or permanent resident card, pay a non-refundable $100 application fee, undergo a background investigation with fingerprint check, and complete an in-person interview with a CBP officer. Global Entry membership is good for five years.
Please visit CBP’s Global Entry website for more information on the Global Entry Program.
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.