Expediting Travel While Keeping Us Safe
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) screens all travelers entering the United States using a risk-based approach. Automated advanced data, combined with intelligence and new biometric travel documents, facilitate travel while keeping our borders safe. CBP has established expedited trusted traveler programs that facilitate the entry process for frequent travelers who have undergone prior screening of their biographical and biometric data.
Making Travel Faster and Easier
Through CBP’s trusted traveler programs, we are enhancing the agency’s ability to expedite and facilitate known low risk “trusted travelers” arriving into the United States. These programs allow pre-approved low-risk travelers expedited processing at ports of entry. This makes it faster and easier for millions of visitors and business people to enter the United States. By allowing CBP officers additional time to focus on higher risk unknown travelers, visitors experience fewer delays and more confidence while traveling.
Advancing International Travel
CBP Trusted Traveler programs include: Global Entry, SENTRI, FAST, and NEXUS. Pre-screened Global Entry members experience expedited entry benefits at select U.S. international airports, such as no processing lines, no paperwork, and reduced wait times. Though intended for frequent international flyers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Global Entry streamlines the screening process at airports, allowing members to use Global Entry kiosks at select airports to swipe their passports, scan their fingerprints, and make customs declarations without waiting in line.