WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Global Entry kiosks are now available in CBP preclearance facilities at Ireland's Shannon and Dublin airports.
The Global Entry program allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Current Global Entry members can begin using these new kiosks immediately.
Since the publication of a final rule implementing Global Entry as a permanent program, CBP has expanded the Global Entry program which is now available at 37 U.S and preclearance airports. Over the last four years, CBP has enrolled more than 378,000 members in Global Entry with more than 1.1 million travelers receiving Global Entry benefits. Travelers have used the kiosks more than 2.7 million times.
Travelers who use Global Entry kiosks on average experience reduced wait times of 70 percent over travelers going through traditional passport inspection, and more than 75 percent of travelers using Global Entry are processed in under five minutes. The Global Entry program is quick, easy and efficient for travelers, and allows CBP officers to focus on travelers they know less about and may pose a higher risk, before they reach the United States.
The program is available to U.S. citizens and U.S lawful permanent residents as well as pre-approved Mexican nationals. Citizens of the Netherlands may also apply under a special reciprocal arrangement that links Global Entry with the Dutch Privium program. In a recently implemented arrangement, the Republic of Korea's Smart Entry Service program has been linked to Global Entry, allowing Korean citizens to participate in Global Entry. Canadian citizens and residents may participate in Global Entry through membership in the NEXUS program.
Applications for Global Entry must be submitted online using the CBP Global Online Enrollment System (GOES). A non-refundable fee of $100 is also collected via the website for a five year membership in Global Entry. CBP will review the applicant's information, conduct a background investigation, and the applicant must complete in-person interview at a CBP enrollment center at which time fingerprints are collected.
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.