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Covid-19 Immigration Update: CBP extends the closure of certain enrollment centers for the Trusted Traveler Program

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on April 22, 2020 that it will extend the temporary closure of the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) through June 1, 2020, with extended closures possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Due to the suspension of the TTP, CBP will close all of the following enrollment centers:

  • Global Entry, including mobile enrollment events

  • NEXUS

  • SENTRI

  • FAST

All applicants who have been conditionally approved will need to reschedule their interview for after June 1, 2020.

The Temporary closure of the TTP will not affect CBP’s Enrollment on Arrival program; as such, Global Entry applicants who arrive into the United States on an international flight can complete the enrollment process with CBP at any of the 60 airports across the United States that offer this program.

Finally, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CBP has extended the duration of how long a TTP application remains active to 485 days from the date the applicant completes the enrollment process.  CBP also increased the application renewal period for current TTP members to 18 months to all current members to apply for renewal well in advance of their current TTP membership expiration.

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Cole Heyer, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Atlanta, Immigration Law Attorney
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Cole F. Heyer’s practice focuses on a full range of business immigration matters, including representing domestic and multinational employers before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of State. Cole has extensive experience representing and advising employers in all areas of business immigration, including temporary employment visas (H-1B, H-3, L-1A/B, O-1, TN, E-3), labor certifications, permanent residency, and outbound visas.

Cole also assists multinational companies in the area...

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