If you travel regularly to the United States and would like to speed through airport immigration controls upon arrival, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a special opportunity for U.S. citizens in the United Kingdom to enroll in Global Entry. Global Entry is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection travel facilitation program that expedites clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival at a U.S. airport. Members of the program can enter the United States through separate lanes and kiosks at international airports. Membership also includes TSA Pre✓®, which offers expedited security screening when departing from a U.S. airport, so that you don’t need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. A five-year membership for U.S. citizens costs $100.
Ordinarily, enrollment requires an interview that can be completed only when you are within the United States. In early December 2015, however, a Global Entry mobile enrollment team will visit London, allowing you to complete enrollment before your next trip to the United States.
U.S. citizens can apply for Global Entry by clicking here to visit the U.S. Government’s official Global Entry website. There you’ll be asked to provide your passport information, details of your employment, and your last five years of travel and address history. You’ll also need to provide bank card information to pay the membership fee. Once you’ve completed the online application, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will contact you to let you know if you have been tentatively approved, and if so will invite you to schedule an interview to complete the process. More information about Global Entry, including a video message by U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun, can be viewed here.
Additional questions about Global Entry can be sent to LondonCBP@cbp.dhs.gov