VANCOUVER — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it will no longer conduct Trusted Traveler Programs interviews at the Vancouver Urban Enrollment Center (UEC) in Vancouver, Canada.
CBP suspended operations at all Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment centers earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trusted Traveler Programs applicants may reschedule interviews at Vancouver International Airport or the Birch Bay Enrollment Center in Blaine, Washington on or after August 10, 2020. CBP personnel will not resume operations at the Vancouver UEC when the other Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment centers reopen.
CBP encourages conditionally approved Global Entry applicants to participate in Enrollment on Arrival, which remains operational at all Canadian Preclearance ports. This program enables conditionally approved Global Entry applicants to complete the enrollment process at participating airports without pre-scheduling an interview at an enrollment center.
CBP Trusted Traveler Programs provide modified screening for pre-approved members, enhance security and facilitate legitimate trade and travel.
Global Entry, CBP’s flagship Trusted Traveler Program, allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to bypass traditional CBP inspection lines and use automated kiosks for expedited entry into the United States at 76 locations. More than seven million travelers are enrolled in Global Entry and two million more receive Global Entry benefits through another Trusted Traveler Program.
NEXUS allows pre-screened travelers to use dedicated processing lanes for expedited entry into the United States and Canada. Approximately 2 million travelers are enrolled in NEXUS.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.