Detroit - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s new clearance system for international air
passengers, Global Entry, is open at Detroit Metropolitan International Airport.
Global Entry uses a risk-based approach to facilitate the entry of pre-approved U.S. citizens,
lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and citizens of certain other countries. Global Entry
allows pre-screened, approved, registered travelers to receive expedited processing upon
arrival at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Global Entry is a Customs and Border Protection initiative that streamlines the screening
process at airports for trusted travelers through biometric verification. Global Entry allows
pre-approved travelers to use automated kiosks to process their arrivals at CBP inspection
areas, essentially bypassing the regular passport processing lines.
“Global Entry is an example of Customs and Border Protection’s commitment to facilitating
legitimate trade and travel at our nation’s borders,” stated Christopher Perry, director field
operations for CBP in the Detroit area. “By providing pre-approved travelers an expedited
clearance process our officers can focus on processing other arriving passengers.”
Global Entry participation is voluntary. Participants must possess a machine-readable U.S.
passport or permanent resident card, pay a non-refundable $100 application fee, submit an
online application, and complete an interview at a CBP enrollment center.
"Detroit is a major international gateway, especially for flights from Asia and Europe, as well as
a hub airport for Delta, the world's largest airline," said airport authority CEO Lester Robinson.
"We treasure our international passengers and this added convenience provided by U.S.
Customs and Border Protection is one more customer service we can highlight when marketing
our airport and our region."
The Global Entry process was piloted in 2008 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, N.Y.;
Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Va.; and Houston Intercontinental Airport. Global
Entry is now available at Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sea-Tac, Dallas, Newark, San
Francisco, Boston, Orlando, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Orland-Sanford, Philadelphia, San Juan and
Fort Lauderdale, as well as Detroit.
Additional information on the Global Entry program (including enrollment application) is available
on the CBP Web site. ( Global Entry Program )
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.