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CBP Opens Global Entry Enrollment Center at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Release Date: 
August 21, 2012

Phoenix, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Protection recently announced that travelers who have applied for Global Entry can now complete their interview at a new enrollment center in Phoenix.

CBP opened a local enrollment center on August 14, at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and is now scheduling interviews. Global Entry kiosks were installed at Sky Harbor in March for travelers already enrolled in the program.

Global Entry is a voluntary program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Global Entry members can bypass the traditional CBP inspection process and use an automated kiosk to verify their identity and answer Customs declaration questions. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program.

To apply, travelers must submit an online application through the Global Online Enrollment Center (GOES) website and pay a non-refundable $100 application fee, good for a five year membership. Upon application review, participants receive an email with instructions to schedule an interview with a CBP officer at one of the Global Entry Enrollment Centers. During the interview, CBP officers will verify documents and collect fingerprints and a photo.

Global Entry was launched as a pilot program on June 6, 2008 and was implemented as a permanent program in February 2012. Global Entry kiosks are operational at 27 airports throughout the U.S. as well as at all Canadian and Irish Preclearance locations.

To learn more or to apply, please visit the Global Entry website. (Global Entry)

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017