India added into the list of US Special Global Entry program
A Global Entry program which allows for expedited clearance of low-risk travelers when was started off by the US for India.
Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the US became the first Indian national to enroll in the program.
India now becomes the 11th country whose citizens are eligible to enroll in the customs and border protection initiative (CBP). By this initiative, the program members can land at selected airports enter the United States through automatic kiosks, instead of queuing up to clear the immigration.
The citizens then move on towards the Global Entry kiosks, to present the passport or a US resident card and place their fingerprints to complete the customs clearance.
The traveler is issued a receipt and direct him or her towards the baggage claim and the exit. To be pre-approved in this Global Entry program applicants undergo regards background check and in-person interview, before the enrollment happens as stated in the CBP website.
The Global Entry is currently available in 53 us airports and 15 pre-clearance locations.
Kevin McAleenan, Acting Commissioner of US CBP commission says,"CBP is excited to offer our flagship Trusted Traveller programme to Indian citizens,By expanding Global Entry eligibility, CBP is transforming the international arrivals process, making it more secure, efficient and welcoming, for the millions of Indian citizens who visit the United States each year."
The following is the list of countries it is available for apart from India, Argentina Colombia Germany Mexico Netherlands Panama The Republic of Korea Singapore Switzerland United Kingdom.