What is Global Entry for Trusted Travelers?
Global Entry is an expedited clearance program for pre-approved, low-risk air travelers entering the United States. Global Entry participants can enter the United States without routine CBP questioning, bypassing regular passport control lines and instead using automated kiosks at designated airports.
Are Sentri and Global Entry the same?
Can I use my SENTRI card at the Global Entry kiosk? No, when using the Global Entry kiosk you will need to use your passport or US lawful permanent resident card. SENTRI cards do not work when entering the United States by air through Global Entry kiosks.
Is my Global Entry number the same as TSA PreCheck?
Your known traveler number is your trusted traveler membership number. This number gives you access to TSA PreCheck security lanes and Global Entry lanes (depending on the Trusted Traveler program you join).
Which trusted traveler program is the best?
Global Entry is the best trusted traveler program if you have a passport. Global Entry includes all the benefits of the TSA PreCheck plan and gives you access to an express line through customs and immigration on your way home from airports and international destinations.
Can I switch from SENTRI to Global Entry?
If you applied for SENTRI or NEXUS but want Global Entry (GE), you can access your account, convert the application to a GE application, and pay the difference in application fee. You will not be able to do this if you have already scheduled your SENTRI or NEXUS interview.
Do I need to have my Global Entry card on me?
Global Entry cards are considered valid federal ID Although you do not need to have your Global Entry card with you to use Global Entry kiosks when arriving at US airports, it is a a valid ID. You can use your Global Entry card as another form of valid ID at the airport.