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Posted on: June 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Township offers enrollment hours for Global Entry to ease travel experience

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (June 4, 2018) – Residents of The Woodlands who travel internationally now have a more convenient way to expedite their return home. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers Global Entry enrollment at 11 sites throughout the state of Texas including at The Woodlands Township. The next nearest location to The Woodlands is George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Enrollment in Global Entry is available every other Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at The Woodlands Township, located at 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard in The Woodlands.

The Woodlands Township Global Entry enrollment dates for 2018 are as follows:

  • June 14 and 28
  • July 12 and 26
  • August 9 and 23
  • September 6 and 20
  • October 11 and 25
  • November 8
  • December 6 and 20

Global Entry is a CBP Trusted Traveler Program that allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Currently available at 53 U.S. airports and 15 Preclearance locations, Global Entry streamlines the international arrivals process at airports for trusted travelers.

“CBP processes over 1 million travelers each day,” said CBP Director of Field Operations, Judson W. Murdock II. “Our agency strives to provide an innovative approach to assist the traveling public through a speedy entry into the U.S. Global Entry is one innovation that has eased travel times for the more than 5 million members currently enrolled.”

Benefits of becoming a Global Entry member include:

  • Global Entry membership can be accessed at many of the leading U.S. airports;
  • Expedited processing (kiosk usage can take as little as 45 seconds);
  • No minimum number of international trips required to qualify for the Global Entry program;
  • No paperwork (no customs declaration form)

Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and U.S. legal permanent residents as well as citizens of certain countries with which CBP has trusted traveler arrangements, including Argentina, Colombia, Germany, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Canadian citizens and residents enrolled in NEXUS may also use the Global Entry kiosks.

Enrollment centers can be found in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso, Hidalgo, Laredo, San Antonio and four locations in the Houston area. More than 5 million Global Entry members bypass traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. Global Entry members can take advantage of the TSA Pre✓™ program as well.

Visit the CBP website to find out how to apply for Global Entry

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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Photo: The Woodlands Township is an enrollment location for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry program. Enrollment is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every other Thursday at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. in The Woodlands, TX 77381.

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