CBP Extends Global Entry Enrollment Suspension

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended the suspension of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers, meaning if you’re looking to sign-up for Global Entry, you’re gonna have to wait even longer. The latest extension runs until July 6, 2020, with the possibility of a further extension.

There’s one exception to getting approved earlier if you happen to be arriving back from an international flight before July 6th. If you’ve applied for Global Entry and have been conditionally approved, you can ask to have your interview conducted upon arrival — just ask the CBP officer when clearing customs.

Per U.S. Customs and Border Protection,

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended the temporary closure of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers until at least July 6, 2020. CBP is taking this precautionary measure to minimize the exposure of the public and CBP personnel to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The temporary closure applies to all public access Global Entry enrollment centers, NEXUS enrollment centers, SENTRI enrollment centers and FAST enrollment locations. Global Entry mobile enrollment events are also paused until further notice.

Conditionally-approved Trusted Traveler Program applicants who seek an interview at an enrollment center will need to reschedule their appointment using the online scheduling tool after July 6. These applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail and Trusted Traveler Program accounts for further information. CBP will continue to monitor the situation in order to resume enrollment center interviews as soon as possible.

CBP’s Enrollment on Arrival program will remain operational. Conditionally-approved Global Entry applicants will be able to complete the enrollment process when arriving on an international flight at any of the airports that offer this program.

For those looking to renew Global Entry, CBP has announced that they’ll be extending up to 18 months of benefits if you apply for a renewal before your current Global Entry expires.

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