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DHS expands eligibility for Global Entry Program

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 14, 2017

    DHS expands eligibility for the "Global Entry" program, which provides kiosks in certain airports to pre-approved passengers who include U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. lawful permanent residents, and certain nonimmigrants from countries that have entered into arrangements with CBP regarding international trusted traveler programs. CBP expanded eligibility to include citizens of the Republic of Colombia, citizens of the Republic of Singapore, and citizens of Switzerland. CBP started accepting application from citizens of these countries on August 14, 2017. [ID #693]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 14, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    CBP Announces the Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility to Taiwan Passport Holders and the Expansion of Taiwan’s e-Gate Program to U.S. Citizen Trusted Travelers
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas Citizenship
Agencies Affected: CBP

Prior Policies

  • CBP promulgated the regulation, 8 CFR 235.12, to establish Global Entry as an ongoing voluntary regulatory program. Section 235.12 contains a description of the program, the eligibility criteria, the application and enrollment process, and the redress procedures. The Global Entry program previously had more restricted eligibility for foreign nationals.

    8 CFR 235.12

Subsequent Action

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