India Joins USA ‘Global Entry Programme’

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India recently signed International Expedited Traveler Initiative Programme with the United States.

Global Entry is a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows speedy clearance for low-risk travellers upon their arrival in the US.

On landing at the selected airports in the United States, the approved applicants can make their way ahead through automatic kiosks instead of standing in the immigration lines.

India joined Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, South Korea, Germany, Singapore, the UK, Colombia, Switzerland, and Argentina in CBP’s Global Entry and other trusted traveller programmes.

The biggest advantage of getting enrolled in this programme is that you will no longer have to stand in the long queues for immigration.

The select US airports that offer the facility include all major ones, including New York, Newark, Washington, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Las Vegas, Miami and Seattle. Besides those in the US, the airports at Dublin in Ireland, Vancouver and Toronto in Canada and Abu Dhabi are also on the list.

A Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) account is mandatory for enrollment irrespective of the age of the members. The account can be made at the US Customs and Border Protection Page.

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