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You can get Global Entry upon arrival at these 64 airports

April 11, 2021
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You can get Global Entry upon arrival at these 64 airports
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Getting Global Entry is a fairly simple process, but you may encounter delays (weeks or even months) when it comes to scheduling an interview.

The Enrollment on Arrival service, which is rapidly expanding, may be the perfect alternative to long interview waits. The service allows you to complete your Global Entry interview as part of the immigration process when arriving at the airport after an international trip, so you don't need to worry about scheduling it at a later date. When this service launched in 2017, it was available at just five airports, but that number has gone up considerably. Now, it's available at these 64 airport locations throughout 26 states (plus 15 locations across six other countries), ensuring you expedite your Global Entry process while simultaneously clearing customs from an international trip.

  • Alaska: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
  • Alaska: Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)
  • Arizona: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • California: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
  • California: John Wayne International Airport (SNA) in Orange County, CA
  • California: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • California: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK)
  • California: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
  • California: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • California: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • California: Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
  • Colorado: Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Florida: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Florida: Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Florida: Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Florida: Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
  • Florida: Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Georgia: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Hawaii: Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
  • Illinois: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)
  • Illinois: O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago
  • Kentucky: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
  • Louisiana: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  • Maryland: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
  • Massachusetts: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Michigan: Detroit Metropolitan International Airport (DTW)
  • Minnesota: Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Missouri: Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • Missouri: St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
  • Nevada: McCarren International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas
  • Nevada: Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
  • New Jersey: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • New York: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
  • New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (JFK)
  • North Carolina: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • North Carolina: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • Ohio: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)
  • Ohio: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
  • Oregon: Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Puerto Rico: Luis Munoz Marin International Airport San Juan (SJU)
  • Texas: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Texas: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Texas: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • Texas: San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
  • Texas: William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
  • Utah: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Virginia: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Washington: Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Aruba: Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix in Oranjestad (AUA)
  • Bahamas: Grand Bahamas International Airport in Freeport (FPO)
  • Bahamas: Lynden Pindling Nassau International Airport (NAS)
  • Bermuda: St. George’s, Bermuda International Airport (BDA)
  • Canada: Calgary International Airport (YYC)
  • Canada: Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
  • Canada: Halifax International Airport (YHZ)
  • Canada: Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
  • Canada: Ottawa International Airport (YOW)
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • Canada: Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
  • Canada: Winnipeg James Armstrong International Airport (YWG)
  • Ireland: Dublin Airport (DUB)
  • Ireland: Shannon Airport (SNN)
  • UAE: Abu Dhabi-International Airport (AUH)

If you plan to take advantage of the Enrollment on Arrival service, follow the signs directing you to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers who can complete your Global Entry interview during your admissibility inspection. You won’t need any additional documents other than the requisite documents for international travel (usually, your passport). If you don't see signs, just ask an airport employee or a CBP officer where to go. Interviews typically take between five and 15 minutes, and you should know by the end if you've been approved.

If your Global Entry membership is subsequently approved, your fingerprints will be collected, your photo will be taken and you’ll have your membership for five years.

When applying, remember that you can get a statement credit for Global Entry (which also gives you TSA PreCheck) for up to $100 through a number of different credit cards, including:

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Plus, The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express waives the fee even for additional cardholders. So, if you pay the $175 standard fee for three authorized users (See Rates & Fees) ($300 per authorized user for business cards; See Rates & Fees), they can all get rebates for their own Global Entry memberships.

For more key tips on getting Global Entry — like how to use the Global Entry kiosks, and how to update your Global Entry profile with a new passport number — read this post.

Additional reporting by Liz Hund.

For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Amex Business Platinum Card, click here.

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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