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DHS expands eligibility for Global Entry Program

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 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]

    Federal Register: General Notice: Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility to Citizens of the Republic of Colombia, Citizens of the Republic of Singapore, and Citizens of Switzerland
  2. Effective Date

    August 14, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas Citizenship
Agencies Affected: CBP

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • February 6, 2012 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


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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