CBP Announces the Expansion of Global Entry to Citizens of Argentina
Argentine citizens can begin to apply to the Trusted Traveler Program on May 8, 2017
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the expansion of Global Entry eligibility to citizens of Argentina. Global Entry, a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Argentine citizens can begin applying for Global Entry on May 8, 2017. Argentina becomes the tenth country overall whose citizens will be eligible to enroll in Global Entry.
“CBP is pleased to further our partnership with Argentina by offering our flagship Trusted Traveler Program, Global Entry, to Argentine citizens,” said Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. “To further the expansion, CBP officers will travel to Argentina at the end of May to interview conditionally-approved Global Entry applicants, allowing prospective members to begin utilizing the benefits of the program even faster.”
Currently available at 52 U.S. airports and 15 Preclearance locations, Global Entry streamlines the international arrivals process at airports for trusted travelers. The more than 4 million Global Entry members bypass traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. As an added benefit, Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in the TSA Pre✓™ expedited screening program.
U.S. citizens, U.S nationals and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents may apply for Global Entry as well as citizens of certain countries with which CBP has trusted traveler arrangements, including Colombia, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and now Argentina. Canadian citizens and residents enrolled in NEXUS may also use the Global Entry kiosks.
Argentine citizens will be able to apply for Global Entry using the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) beginning on May 8. The non-refundable application fee for a five-year Global Entry membership is $100 and applications must be made online. Once the application is approved, the applicant will schedule an interview with a CBP officer to determine the applicant’s eligibility.
While the goal of Global Entry is to speed travelers through the process, members may be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program’s terms and conditions will result in appropriate enforcement action and revocation of the traveler’s membership privileges.
Visit CBP’s Global Entry website for more information on the Global Entry Program.