Citizens of Singapore are now eligible to enroll in the CBP ‘Global Entry‘ Trusted Traveler Program.
Singapore is now the second country in Asia, after the Republic of Korea, whose citizens will be eligible to enroll in Global Entry. In addition to Singapore and Republic of Korea, Citizens of Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, Germany, and the United Kingdom may apply for Global Entry membership. Canadian citizens and residents enrolled in NEXUS may also use the Global Entry kiosks.
About The CBP Global Entry Program
The CBP Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers coming to the U.S. It streamlines the screening process at airports for trusted travelers, and is currently available at 47 U.S. airports and 13 preclearance locations. Global Entry members use designated kiosks to complete their entry into the United States, reducing processing time.
How To Apply For Global Entry Membership
The application seeking Global Entry membership must be submitted online through CBP’s Global Online Enrollment System (GOES). There is a non-refundable application fee of $100 for a five-year Global Entry membership.
Once the application is approved, the applicant will schedule an interview with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer to determine the applicant’s eligibility.
Benefits For U.S. Citizens
As part of a reciprocal program with Singapore, U.S. Citizens will now be able to join Singapore’s trusted traveler program, the enhanced-Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS).