AUSTIN, Texas – Expedite the international arrival process as well as domestic passenger screening with Global Entry, a program of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Global Entry memberships are now available and it’s convenient to apply. First sign up online at https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/. After receiving eligibility confirmation, schedule an interview at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s Customs office.
Global Entry members enter the United States through a line dedicated just for them and receive priority customer status. Further, members receive expedited screening benefits when traveling domestically through TSA Precheck including a dedicated screening lane, not having to remove shoes, belts, and more.
The approval process for Global Entry can take a minimum of three weeks to complete. Travelers are encouraged to begin the Global Entry application in ample time before scheduled travel. After signing up online, individuals will receive a notice of eligibility in approximately two weeks, after which an in-person interview must be scheduled. In-person interviews are conducted daily in Austin airport’s Customs and Border Protection office, located at the lower level bag claim on the east end, past bag carousel 7.