AUGUST 22, 2012

U.S. Customs and Border Protection starts Global Entry Enrollment program at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

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PHOENIX – Globe trotters in the Phoenix area wanting to be recognized as a trusted traveler by U.S. Customs and Border Protection can now participate in the Global Entry program.

CBP opened a local enrollment center Tuesday, August 14 at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and is now scheduling interviews. Travelers interested in participating in the program are encouraged to apply online by visiting

The application process includes an online application and $100 application fee for a five-year membership. Once applications are reviewed, participants receive a message with instructions to schedule a live interview at one of the Global Entry Enrollment Centers. During the interview, a CBP officer will ask questions, take a photo and collect biometric information.

Global Entry is a voluntary program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks.

located at select airports. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and interview before enrollment.

Global Entry was announced as a pilot program on April 11, 2008, and launched on June 6, 2008, at three sites: John F. Kennedy International Airport (Jamaica, N.Y.); George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, Texas); and the Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles, Va.).  The program is now available at the top 20 U.S. international airports.