- July 21, 2017
- Posted by: Tim Braswell
- Category: Immigration Alerts, U.S. Alerts
On July 3, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the expansion of the Global Entry trusted traveler program to citizens of India. Indian citizens may apply for Global Entry through the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) website, https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/goes/. India is the eleventh country whose citizens are eligible to enroll in Global Entry. The other countries are Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Canadian citizens and residents enrolled in the NEXUS48 trusted traveler program may also use the Global Entry kiosks.
Currently available at 53 U.S. airports and 15 preclearance locations, Global Entry streamlines the international arrivals process at airports for trusted travelers. The more than four million Global Entry members bypass traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the U.S. As an added benefit, Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in the TSA Pre-check expedited screening program.