Thousands Have a Global Entry Card, Why Not You?
Applying for, and being approved for a Global Entry Pass.
Thousands have a global entry card, and yet it wasn’t until recently that we had even heard of it. How to go through airport security with very little delay has got to be one of those things that everybody craves.
We didn’t even know there was a way to skip the lines until very recently. Friends of ours that live very close to the Canadian border had told us about their Nexxus cards that allow them to scream through the border as they return to the States, but that was only of little use to us.
And, then, out of the blue, we overheard someone talking about how they skip the TSA lines! Holy cow! Did our ears perk up or what?
When we got home, we did a search, and came up with the TSA program, but even better the one offered by Customs called, “Global Entry”. What makes it better than the TSA pass, and why do thousands have a global entry card?
The global entry pass fulfills two different functions. First, it allows you to pass very quickly through customs as you return to the States. You just go to a kiosk, scan your passport, answer a few questions, and zip, your through.
But, and it’s a very big but, you are also eligible for TSA Pre. In other words, you get to skip the long TSA inspection lines too! How great is that? Pretty darn great, if you ask us!
Applying for Global Entry
So, what are the steps for applying for a Global Entry Pass? Well, as you can imagine there are some eligibility requirements you need to meet.
But, the process is relatively painless.
Basically, you fill out some forms online. Then you pay $100 for each person applying. After this preliminary step, you are asked to come in and go through an interview at a Customs location.
That is the process, in a nutshell. Relatively painless, fairly inexpensive, and oh so stress reducing! Well, worth any bother that you may go through.
Thousands have a global entry card, and we just joined them. I’m not sure why I’m sharing this with you? The whole idea is to be aware and avoid the crowds, isn’t it?;-)
For more, visit Global Entry.
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