U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) opened a Global Entry Enrollment Center today at Kansas City International Airport. Global Entry, a CBP trusted traveler program, allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. It is the second Global Entry Enrollment Center in Missouri adding to a location at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
“We are pleased to open a Global Entry Enrollment Center in Kansas City for those hoping to join the ranks of trusted traveler,” said Area Port Director Joseph Lanzante. “The new enrollment center provides a convenient, local center for people to complete their application process.”
The Kansas City enrollment center is open Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., but applicants are encouraged to check the Global Online Enrollment System website for other open appointment times. The Enrollment center is located at Kansas City International Airport, 90 Beirut Circle, Terminal C, Gate 90, Kansas City, Mo.
Global Entry members bypass the traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. Travelers scan their passport and fingerprints, answer customs declaration questions using the kiosk’s touch screen and proceed with a receipt to the exit—the whole process takes only about one minute.
Currently available at 47 U.S. airports and 13 preclearance locations, Global Entry streamlines the arrival process at airports for trusted travelers. The program has more than 2.9 million members enrolled, and CBP receives approximately 100,000 new applications for Global Entry each month. As an added benefit, Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in the TSA Pre✓™, the Transportation Security Administration’s expedited security program. Visit CBP’s Global Entry website for more information on the Global Entry Program.