UK travellers can apply for accelerated US entry

Travel News 01 Nov 2015

Starting December 3, UK citizens can apply for the expedited U.S. Customs and Border Protection clearance program at the U.K. Home Office website for a £42 fee. Successful applicants will receive a U.K. Access Code to apply online for a five-year membership through the Global Online Enrolment System for US$100. Approved applicants will move on to an interview with a U.S. Customs officer. Global Entry is available at 46 U.S. airports and 13 pre-clearance locations, and members also are eligible for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check expedited pre-flight security screening. More than 18,000 U.S. citizens are U.K. Border Force Registered Travellers, enabling them to use European Economic Area screening lines and facial recognition ePassport Gates upon arrival in the United Kingdom.