Last week, we confirmed that India had formally joined the Global Entry program offered by the US Customs and Border Protection. This has been a process that has been ongoing since 2015, and only in 2016 did the formal Memorandum of Understanding get signed on. India becomes the 11th country to have access to the Global Entry program.
With this program, pre-approved, low-risk travellers from the country will be able to get accelerated clearance to the US borders, by allowing people to access through automated kiosks rather than queuing up to meet an immigration officer. Of course, you need to have a valid passport and American Visa before you can think of applying for Global Entry. Global Entry is currently available at 53 US airports and 15 pre-clearance locations.
Here is the process notified for Indian citizens to join the Global Entry program.
Apparently the Indian ambassador to the US already signed up. So the system is live and working. I’m now looking for data points on how to sign up and complete the interview.
How many of you are applying to Global Entry and going to the USA without having to queue up anymore?