May 21, 2008

Airport Security - Global Entry Program for Schiphol, JFK, Dulles & Houston

airport_iris_scanner.jpg Premiered yesterday during Dutch/US signing is new global entry program managed by Dartagnan. This is coordinated entry program for Schiphol, JFK, Dulles, and Houston (IAH) airports expected to go fully global. [Video] [image]

Video link on right side of page

Global Entry™

* Global Entry is a USA program for international registered travelers
* Operated by Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
* A voluntary, fee-based program for pre-screened (trusted) travelers
* Fast-track automated border crossing initially piloted in Houston, JFK T4 and Dulles Washington Airport. Other US airports to follow
* Fingerprint/face image captured/stored in single national US database.

Global Entry

Global Entry is initially for US citizens who frequently travel abroad. Via IET it will become accessible to other national citizens.

* Applicants submit biographic details and fee via CBP Global Entry website
* CBP undertake initial vetting check
* Successfully vetted applicant invited to Global Entry enrolment centre for biometric capture and finalization of application (interview with Government official)
* Global Entry member can use fast-lane immigration kiosk upon arrival in the USA
* Background check status regularly updated to ensure member remains trusted

Posted by staff at May 21, 2008 08:33 AM