November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017

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Global Entry Now ‘Trusts’ Certain Travelers from Colombia, Singapore, and Switzerland

Citizens of Colombia, Singapore, and Switzerland may now apply for Global Entry, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “trusted traveler” program that provides expedited entry through U.S. immigration inspection via automatic kiosks at select airports. All Global Entry applicants submit to a comprehensive background check as well as an in-person interview before being accepted into the program.

Colombia, Singapore, and Switzerland join India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Panama, South Korea, and Mexico as countries that have arrangements with CBP regarding international trusted traveler programs, thus allowing their citizens to apply for Global Entry. Canadian citizens who are members of the Canadian trusted traveler program, NEXUS, are also eligible for Global Entry.

Global Entry members who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. permanent residents are reminded to update CBP with their visa information. If the visa information in the Global Entry account is incorrect, the Global Entry kiosk may admit the traveler in the wrong visa classification and/or incorrectly calculate the traveler’s I-94 expiration. To add or update visa information to their Global Entry account, travelers must visit a Global Entry enrollment center in person; visa updates cannot be completed online.

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Rebecca B. Schechter, Associate, Greenberg Traurig law firm
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Rebecca Schechter focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance, representing multi-national corporations and companies, as well as individual clients. She has experience with all areas of employment-based immigration, particularly H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-2 petitions, as well as outstanding researcher petitions and labor certification applications. Rebecca regularly assists GT clients with global immigration matters, including business and work visas to countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. She also works on state and federal I-9 and E-Verify...

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