500 Interview slots available
CHICAGO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations announced today that a Global Entry enrollment event will be held once again at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 Air Show. During this enrollment event, CBP will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants.
Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance initiative for pre-approved low risk international travelers, who are processed by biometric identification using a designated kiosk, rather than waiting in line for entry processing by a CBP officer when entering the U.S. at a participating CBP airport. The kiosks facilitate entry by reducing wait and processing times.
To become a conditionally approved Global Entry applicant, individuals must apply online, undergo a background investigation and complete an in-person interview with a CBP officer. If no disqualifying information is found, travelers receive the benefit of expedited processing. The $100 application fee allows for five years of membership and travelers can use the Global Entry kiosks located at 47 U.S. airports and 13 preclearance locations around the world.
“This is another excellent opportunity for the traveling public to complete their Global Entry interview while attending one of the world’s largest airshows,” said Director of Field Operations Robert White. “Last year we conducted almost 500 interviews during the week for aviation enthusiast who flew in from around the world who were already conditionally approved.”
During the enrollment event, the temporary Enrollment Center will open on Monday, July 24, 2017 and close on Sunday, July 30, 2017 with daily Enrollment Center hours from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., CT. The temporary enrollment center is located inside the Federal Pavilion
The Global Entry Enrollment Site for EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, WI has been set up in the Federal Pavilion as a convenience for those that want to take care of their Global Entry interview while attending the airshow. To gain access to the Federal Pavilion one must buy tickets to enter the airshow grounds. If you do not want to attend the airshow, then this enrollment site is not for you and we suggest you find an alternate location to conduct your interview.
Travelers interested in applying for Global Entry need to apply online utilizing the Global Online Enrollment System GOES. With the enrollment event quickly approaching, any applicant wishing to take advantage of this opportunity, needs to start the application process immediately. CBP strongly suggest that applications are submitted no later than June 20, as the application vetting process typically takes two weeks for conditional approval.
Global Entry also provides access to the TSA Pre✓™ initiative which offers expedited screening through domestic airport security checkpoints. Benefits of TSA Pre✓™ include being able to leave shoes, light outerwear and belts on, and not having to remove laptops from carrying cases.
More information on CBP’s Global Entry Program can be found on the Global Entry webpage.