Global Entry Enrollment Center Opens in the UK
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Global Entry is one of the best programs for travelers. It grants those signed up to bypass airports' ridiculously long customs lines for expedited clearance into the United States. Once registered in Global Entry, you'll also be signed up for TSA PreCheck, which allows you to skip most travelers in the security line on departing flights.
Only two countries outside the US have enrollment centers — Canada and Qatar.
But for a limited time, US Customs and Border Protection is hosting Global Entry enrollment at the US Embassy in London. The embassy, located at 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US, will allow sign-ups until May 3. The enrollment center will be open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4:30pm — although CBP officers will only interview Global Entry applicants with appointments.
You'll have to apply for Global Entry online first before you can make an appointment at the embassy's enrollment center. Note that appointments won't be available on Good Friday (March 30) and Easter Monday (April 2).
US and UK citizens, as well as citizens of 10 other countries, can apply for Global Entry. UK citizens will first have to register through the UK Home Office if they want to be eligible.
Remember that a slew of credit cards offer $100 credits to cover the cost of a Global Entry application. Here are TPG's top cards for Global Entry and TSA PreCheck:
- Platinum Card® from American Express
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Citi Prestige
- Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
- U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold American Express Card
- Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card
US citizens can also complete their interview at select US airports on arrival from international trips.
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