May 7, 2013
CBP Trusted Traveler Program 'Global Entry' Arrives at John Wayne Airport
Automated Kiosk Allows Expedited Processing for Pre-approved
SANTA ANA, Calif. - John Wayne Airport and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that a Global Entry kiosk is now in operation for travelers arriving from international destinations.
Global Entry allows expedited CBP clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Global Entry members flying into Orange County can now take advantage of this program at John Wayne Airport.
"We are very excited to offer Global Entry to low-risk international travelers arriving in Orange County. This valuable program expedites CBP processing, reduces wait times, and benefits the traveling public and the local business community," said Todd C. Owen, CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles.
"We are pleased to be able to offer this service to passengers arriving into Orange County from international destinations," said John Wayne Airport Director Alan L. Murphy. "Global Entry is another example of how John Wayne Airport strives to make the passenger experience as convenient and efficient as possible."
As an added benefit, Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in the TSA Pre?™ expedited screening program which is available in John Wayne Airport’s Terminal A. Additional information is available on the Global Entry website. (Global Entry) While the goal of Global Entry 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.
Global Entry is a quick and easy way for trusted travelers to expedite their entry into the U.S. Announced as a pilot program in 2008, Global Entry was established as a permanent voluntary program in 2012 and is now operational at 34 U.S. airports and 10 preclearance locations.
U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents may apply for this trusted traveler program as well as citizens of certain countries with which CBP has reciprocal agreements, including Mexico, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea. Canadian citizens and residents enrolled in NEXUS may also use Global Entry. Persons under the age of 18 who meet the general eligibility criteria and have the consent of a parent or legal guardian are eligible to participate in Global Entry as well.
Applications must be completed and submitted online through the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) available through the CBP website. A non-refundable $100 per person application fee is payable on-line at the time of the application and is good for five years.
Application information will be reviewed by CBP and an initial background check will be conducted to make sure eligibility requirements are met to become a member of Global Entry. Participants are still subject to inspections at any time in the CBP process.
John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Mexico and Canada. More information can be found at www.ocair.com or at facebook.com/johnwayneairport or on twitter.com @johnwayneair.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
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