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Your Opportunity to Join ‘Global Entry’ to Save Travel Time, Hassle

Apply now as Customs and Border Protection returns program to AirVenture

May 26, 2016 – With long airport security lines making news as the summer travel season begins this weekend, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh visitors should register now to be enrolled in the time-saving Global Entry program for faster international travel clearance.

This week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) announced that a Global Entry enrollment event will be held at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. During this enrollment event, CBP will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants. 

Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance initiative for pre-approved, low-risk international travelers who are processed by biometric identification using a designated kiosk, rather than waiting in line for entry processing by a CBP officer when entering the U. S. at a participating CBP airport. The kiosks facilitate entry by reducing wait and processing times.

To become a conditionally approved Global Entry applicant, individuals must apply online, undergo a background investigation, and complete an in-person interview with a CBP officer. If no disqualifying information is found, travelers receive the benefit of expedited processing. The $100 application fee allows for five years of membership and travelers can use the Global Entry kiosks located at 47 U.S. airports and 13 preclearance locations around the world.

“The goal of this enrollment event is to provide a convenient, easy-access, local venue for the thousands of aviation enthusiasts and travelers that will be at this year’s EAA AirVenture,” said Director of Field Operations William Ferrara. “This is an amazing event and great opportunity for those flying in from around the country to complete their Global Entry interviews with CBP.”

During the enrollment event, the temporary Enrollment Center will open on Monday, July 25, and close on Sunday, July 31 with daily Enrollment Center hours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., CDT. The temporary enrollment center is located inside the Federal Pavilion, located right along the AirVenture flightline. 

Travelers interested in applying for Global Entry need to apply online using the Global Online Enrollment System GOES. With the enrollment event quickly approaching, any applicant wishing to take advantage of this opportunity, needs to start the application process immediately. CBP strongly suggests that applications are submitted no later than June 15, as the application vetting process typically takes two weeks for conditional approval.

Global Entry also provides access to the TSA Pre✓ initiative which offers expedited screening through domestic airport security checkpoints. Benefits of TSA Pre✓ include being able to leave shoes, light outerwear, and belts on, and not having to remove laptops from carrying cases.

More information on CBP’s Global Entry Program can be found at the Global Entry website.

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