PORT CLINTON, Ohio — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has opened a Global Entry Enrollment Center in Port Clinton. This Enrollment Center is for processing applicants for CBP’s trusted traveler programs, such as Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI. These trusted traveler programs provide expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. It is the third Global Entry Enrollment Center in Ohio.
“We are pleased to open a Global Entry Enrollment Center in Sandusky Bay for those hoping to join the ranks of trusted traveler,” said Area Port Director Marc Hurteau. “The new enrollment center provides a convenient, local center for people to complete their application process.”
The Sandusky Bay station enrollment center is currently open seven days per week from 9 a.m. to 6p.m. (please check the Global Online Enrollment System for other appointment times) and is located at 709 S.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452.
Upon arrival in the United States from abroad, Global Entry members are able to bypass the traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk. 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 has expanded to 52 locations, including 11 international preclearance locations. These locations serve 99 percent of incoming travelers to the United States. U.S. citizens enrolled in Global Entry automatically become eligible for benefits of TSA Pre✓™ for domestic travel. Travelers interested in enrolling in one of CBP’s trusted traveler programs can learn more about the programs at CBP.gov.
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.