United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will return to St. Thomas to conduct a mobile Global Entry enrollment event. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10, at the Cyril E. King Airport, in the Airport Security Office.
U.S. Virgin Island residents and visitors are invited to take advantage of this convenient opportunity to join Global Entry without having to travel for the enrollment interview. A membership in Global Entry allows international travelers to get on their way quickly and easily by using automated kiosks when entering the United States instead of having to wait in line for a traditional inspection.
Its members also enjoy TSA Pre-Check benefits, which means they can also speed through TSA security on all participating airports, using a designated fast lane without having to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or light jackets. The application fee is $100. Once approved, the membership lasts five years at which time participants must renew it. Applications should be submitted online at www.globalentry.gov.
The vetting process takes 2-3 weeks so those who wish to participate on the special event on St. Thomas are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible and no later than Nov. 30.
Enrollment at the Cyril E. King Airport will be offered only to participants that have met the following requirements:
1. Applied for Global Entry online and paid the application fee
2. Received a conditional approval prior to the start of the event
3. Have registered for the event by calling CBP at 787-457-5323 or 787-729-6982, ext. 4268 and provided their name, date of birth, PASS ID and phone number.
Once registered, participants will be contacted by CBP to schedule the interview time at the mobile enrollment event.
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.