How to Apply for Global Entry:
Citizens of Germany must be cleared by both USCBP and the German Federal Police to receive Global Entry benefits. Beginning October 6, 2020 citizens of Germany, excluding United States Lawful Permanent Residents, must initiate the Global Entry application process by submitting an online application through the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) website. Once properly submitted, a membership ID/PASSID number will be generated for each GE account. At this stage, applicants are required to provide the PASSID number to the German Federal Police as part of the mandatory background check - German Federal Police will not conduct background checks for interested GE participants who do not have a PASSID. German Federal Police locations can be found by following the link below:
*Current GE members must submit a renewal application and complete an in-person German Federal Police background check prior to the membership expiration date to maintain benefits. Application status is updated via the applicant’s TTP Dashboard by CBP once all background check results are received from BPOL.
1. Apply online: complete a TTP online application and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee.
2. Visit one of the German Federal Police locations and complete the German background process.