- U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that the Global Entry
trusted traveler pilot program has reached the 100,000-member milestone.
Global Entry is a voluntary pilot program that streamlines the international arrivals process for
pre-approved travelers through use of self-service kiosks located at 20 major U.S. airports. The
pilot program is an alternative to regular passport-processing lines and currently reduces
average wait times by 70 percent. To date, Global Entry members have used the kiosks more
than 600,000 times.
“Global Entry is an excellent example of our efforts to securely facilitate international travel by
expediting trusted travelers,” said CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. “We set a milestone to reach
100,000 members before the end of the year, and I’m very proud that we have reached that
goal and increased the program’s membership by approximately 300 percent over the last
Global Entry is available to U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful permanent residents who are able to
pass an intensive background check. Citizens of the Netherlands may also apply under a special
reciprocal arrangement that links Global Entry with the Privium program in Amsterdam.
Applications to Global Entry first must be submitted online at