Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.
At the airport, program participants proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification and make a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.
Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and interview before enrollment.
While Global Entry's goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program's terms and conditions will result in appropriate enforcement action and revocation of the traveler's membership privileges.
CBP’s Enrollment on Arrival program remains operational. This program is the best option for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants to complete the enrollment process without pre-scheduling an interview at an enrollment center. Learn more here.
Please visit www.globalentry.gov for more information and to submit an application online.
The enrollment center at BWI Marshall Airport is located near Door 18 on the lower level of the international terminal - Concourse E.
By Appointment Only - Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 A.M. - 3:45 P.M. (last appointment at 3:30 P.M., office closed 11:45 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.)