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Global Entry for Citizens of Switzerland

How to Apply for Global Entry:

In order to apply for Global Entry, citizens of Switzerland must first submit a clearance application to the Swiss Federal Police at a cost of CHF 100. Once a citizen of Switzerland is cleared by the Swiss Federal Police, he/she can apply for Global Entry through the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) website

Application Process:

  1. Apply Online: Complete a TTP online application and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Schedule an Interview: Once your application is reviewed, you will receive a message in your TTP account instructing you to schedule an interview at one of the Global Entry Enrollment Centers. If you are unable to schedule an in-person interview, you may opt to use the Enrollment On Arrival (EoA) option that is immediately available while entering the U.S. from an international country.  No appointment is required for the EoA process. Additional information regarding EoA is available on the Enrollment on Arrival website
  3. Interview Determines Your Eligibility: A U.S. Customs Border Protection officer will ask you questions, take your photo, and collect your fingerprints.
  4. Provide Identification: Bring your valid passport(s) and one other form of identification, such as a driver's license or ID card to the interview. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you must present your permanent resident card.

NOTE: If an applicant does not clear with the Swiss Federal Police prior to applying through the TTP website, the Global Entry application will not be processed.

Maintaining Global Entry Membership:

Membership in the Global Entry program lasts for five years. After the initial five years, a renewal application will have to be submitted through the TTP website, and another clearance from the Swiss Federal Police will be required.   

Other Benefits:

Once a citizen of Switzerland is enrolled in Global Entry, they will also be eligible to participate in TSA Precheck. Visit the TSA Precheck program website for more information.

Travel Requirements:

All Swiss Global Entry members must have a valid passport and Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) or a valid visa. Global Entry members who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. lawful permanent residents must maintain updated visa information with CBP. If a Global Entry member obtains a new visa, or obtains a new petition for a work visa, the member must notify CBP in-person at a Global Entry enrollment center. A member must visit an enrollment center to have CBP add visa and/or update visa information. If the visa information is incomplete or not properly updated with CBP, the Global Entry kiosk may incorrectly calculate the member’s class of admission and admission date. A member must visit an enrollment center in-person to add or update visa information.

Last Modified: Apr 05, 2023