You can get Global Entry upon arrival at these 53 airports

Jan 18, 2020

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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 53 airport locations throughout 27 states (plus Canada, the UAE, Bermuda and the Bahamas), ensuring you expedite your Global Entry process while simultaneously clearing customs from an international trip.

  • Alaska: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
  • Arizona: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • 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: Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
  • California: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • California: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Colorado: Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Florida: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Florida: Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Florida: Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)
  • Florida: Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Ohio: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)
  • Oregon: Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Texas: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Texas: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 
  • Texas: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • 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)
  • Canada: Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
  • Canada: Winnipeg James Armstrong international Airport (YWG)
  • UAE: Abu Dhabi-International Airport (AUH)
  • Bahamas: Grand Bahamas International Airport in Freeport (FPO)
  • Bermuda: St. George’s, Bermuda International Airport (BDA)

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 5 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.

(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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:

The information for the Citi Prestige, Capital One Venture card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Plus, The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express waive 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.

This list reflects the latest information sent out via by the CPB on Jan. 18, 2020, which at the time of publication, differs from what is published on the CPB site. Additional reporting by Liz Hund.

Featured image by Brian Biros / The Points Guy.

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

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