U.S. Global Entry Enrollment Center to Open in London in September
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced plans to open, on a temporary basis, an enrollment center for the Global Entry trusted traveler program in London.
Interviews will be conducted at the U.S. Embassy at 24 Grosvenor Square in London for conditionally-approved applicants who register online for an appointment. The interviews will commence on September 26 and the temporary center will be open for 60 days.
U.K. citizens have been eligible to apply for Global Entry for longer than six years and almost 9,000 have signed up. Global Entry is available at 49 U.S. airports and 13 preclearance locations and allows travelers to use dedicated kiosks, bypassing the standard immigration, that use biometrics to authenticate the traveler.
Participants in Global Entry are also eligible to use PreCheck lanes at security checkpoints in the United States. With PreCheck, travelers are able to forgo taking off shoes and jackets, and removing liquids and computers from carry-on bags.
U.K. citizens may apply through the Home Office website. A fee of £42 ($55) applies.
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