Saturday, 13 August 2016

Getting into the US

US Global Entry Enrolment Centre to open in London – FOLLOWING the announcement in December last year that UK citizens are eligible to apply for Global Entry, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will open a Global Entry enrolment centre at the US. Embassy in London for 60 days beginning September 26.

The centre will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8am to 4.30pm on an appointment-only basis.

Global Entry streamlines the screening process at airports for trusted travellers, bypassing the traditional CBP inspection line and using an automated kiosk to expedite admission into the US. More than 8,800 UK passport holders are already enrolled in the programme.

UK citizens should start their application on GOV.UK Conditionally-approved applicants can begin scheduling interviews with a CBP Officer at the London location now through the Global Online Enrolment System (GOES) website. There is a £42 processing fee on the UK side and a $100 fee on the US side.

Once fully-enrolled in the programme, Global Entry membership is valid for five years and membership includes TSA* Pre-Check when travelling with participating airlines.

*Transportation Security Administration

Dublin Airport unveils 51st & Green for US-bound travellers – DUBLIN AIRPORT now offers travellers to the US pre-clearance ease and enhanced comfort with the opening of a passenger lounge after US Pre-clearance in Terminal 2.

The lounge – named 51st & Green to reflect Irish-American connections – is available to passengers travelling with Aer Lingus, Delta Airlines, United, and American Airlines holding business class tickets and airline club cards. The lounge has seating for 180 people, a concierge service, shower rooms, and an entertainment area with sports channels.

A record one million passengers used Dublin Airport's US Preclearance facility in 2015.

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