To say I’m a big proponent of the Global Entry would be an understatement. If you don’t have it, get it. Even if you rarely if ever travel internationally, still get it. Here’s why: 7 Reasons To Get Global Entry (Instead of TSA PreCheck)!
For me and my family, the PreCheck lane has been a lifesaver time and time again, and a convenience at most every other time.
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However, when the time comes to conduct your Global Entry in-person interview, know if you happen to have any outstanding criminal warrants (or civil “body attachments,” the civil equivalent of a warrant).
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) recently arrested a Global Entry applicant on an active arrest warrant when he arrived for his CBP interview as part of the Global Entry process. The 61-year-old U.S. citizen arrived at the San Antonio’s Global Entry Enrollment Center for his scheduled interview, and left in handcuffs with the San Antonio Airport Police, in custody for an active criminal warrant.
I doubt this applicant will be using the Trusted Traveler Global Entry program for pre-approved, low-risk travelers anytime soon.
To date, CBP has deployed 486 Global Entry kiosks nationwide in 54 airports, including pre-clearance airports in Abu Dhabi, Canada, Ireland and Aruba. More than 1.9 million members have enrolled directly in Global Entry thus far and there are more than 3.1 million enrolled in trusted traveler programs with Global Entry benefits.
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