U.S. Customs and Border Protection Global Entry Enrollment Center Opens at Albuquerque International Sunport Airport
Beginning June 10, conditionally approved applicants will be able to complete their enrollment for U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry Program at the new enrollment center at Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ). Celebrating its five year anniversary this week, Global Entry is a CBP program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
The enrollment center is located at 2200 Sunport Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The operating hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once an applicant receives a conditional approval notification, he/she must schedule their appointment for an interview online through the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES).
"International and frequent travelers who live in Albuquerque, northern New Mexico and the surrounding area now have a convenient option to complete their Global Entry enrollment," said Ana Hinojosa, CBP director of field operations in El Paso.
The in-person interview with a CBP officer at the enrollment center is the final step of the enrollment process. During the interview, the officer asks questions, collects biometric information and demonstrates how to use Global Entry kiosks.
Travelers interested in becoming Global Entry members must first apply online. They will then be able to select Albuquerque (or other sites) as the location for their in-person interview.
The Global Entry application process consists of the following three steps for all applicants:
- Completion and submission of an on-line application through the Global Online Enrollment System, along with payment of a non-refundable $100 application fee for five-year membership.
- Schedule an appointment within 30 days from the date of the online approval notice.
- Undergo a background check, interview with a CBP officer at an Entry Enrollment Center, and provide biometric information, e.g., fingerprint scan.
There are many benefits to becoming a Global Entry member including:
- No queuing for passport control checks;
- No paper customs declaration form;
- Global Entry membership can be accessed at many of the leading U.S. airports;
- Expedited processing (kiosk usage can take as little as 45 seconds);
- No minimum number of international trips required to qualify for the Global Entry program.
Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. legal permanent residents, and Mexican nationals. The program is also available to citizens of the Netherlands, who are enrolled in the Dutch Privium program, and citizens of the Republic of Korea enrolled in the Korean SES program. In addition, Canadian citizens and residents enrolled in the NEXUS program may use the Global Entry kiosks. Members of the CBP Trusted Traveler program, SENTRI, who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, can also use the Global Entry kiosks.
With the addition of an enrollment center in Albuquerque, applicants now have their choice of 39 locations across the United States to complete their Global Entry enrollment. Enrollment centers are also available at Canadian airports with CBP Preclearance (Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Toronto, Edmonton, Halifax and Calgary).
About Global Entry-
Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance program for pre-approved low-risk international travelers coming into the U.S. More than 697,000 members have enrolled directly in Global Entry thus far and there are more than 1.5 million trusted travelers with Global Entry benefits. Global Entry members have used the kiosks more than 4.8 million times.
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.