Description: In this article about global entry login, the author is going to show you the process of getting the Global Entry card. You can apply for the trusted traveler program on the CBP’s website or you can go to their office. If you travel a lot, this is very helpful.
I got my Global Entry card. I applied for the trusted traveler program on the CBP’s website. I’m putting the address down in the description. In that application there are not many questions, it mainly has history of job or residential documents to prove the U.S. residency and the citizenship.
You can have your birth certificate and a passport that would work, after I applied it, after a week I got the email from them, it was a scheduled appointment at the nearest airport on our day of the interview, my wife and I arrived early, they’re about an hour early.
When I applied, I read a couple of reviews online saying that if you arrive early, they get a little bit mad at you or they want you to wait, in our case I told my wife that let’s find the office, then let’s go around, sit down in a cafeteria or somewhere else, have some lunch, then go back.
But to our surprise when we went to that location, the lady at the front desk was pleasant, she took our passports, she confirmed that we had an appointment that day, she told us to sit down, within 15 minutes there was a man who came in and took us in.
Inside it’s mainly a desk, you sit on the other end, the officer is sitting on the opposite end, it starts questioning you based on the application, the questions were not very difficult, for example what do you do? Have you traveled before? Why do you need the Global Entry card?
Some people ask me if I had trouble getting it because I have a concealed carry license, I’m even member of NRA, that was not a problem, the interview took 10 minutes, after that he fingerprinted us, took our pictures and the passport.
They put the CBP sticker on the last page of the passport, they told you that your card would arrive in about a couple of days to a week.
This is the card that you get, Global Entry card has no protective sleeve, once your interview is over, they will take you to a demo kiosk where they make you use it, so that next time you’re traveling internationally, you know how to use those kiosks.
You put your fingerprints in, it spits out the page thing, it is the card, you take it, without having to stand in any line you exit the airport, it also helps with the TSA precheck which means that your checking is way faster than anybody else at the airport.
This is my ticket, you can see this using the TSA PreCheck, this is based on the known traveler number that you put in when applying for a ticket, the fee is about $10, it’s well worth it, if you’re applying, you don’t have to worry about anything.
You have to make sure that you don’t have any criminal record, that may be a problem, but overall it’s a very good program, if you’re a frequent traveler, it’s totally worth it, it’s well-spent, I fully recommend it, thank you for reading.