Do you love to travel, but the thought of the TSA security lines and the long waits at US Immigration and Customs are holding you back? I have a great tip to simplify your life – and it’s called Global Entry.
Whenever you travel by air, you can use the TSA PreCheck lines at security which move so much quicker because you are not required to strip (belts, jewelry and even shoes can stay where they belong!) or remove your laptop and toiletry baggie from your carry-on luggage. Then, if you are traveling Internationally, you can bypass the long lines at Passport control upon return to the U.S. and simply scan your passport at a Global Entry kiosk, which also checks your fingerprints and takes a very flattering “selfie”. If you are cleared, a receipt prints and you can simply flash it to an immigration officer as you walk briskly to claim your luggage and head home.
The application process is very easy and fast. You fill out the online application, pay the $100 fee (good for 5 years and reimbursed by some high-level credit cards) and within a few days, you will receive an email telling you that you are approved and invited to set up an appointment at the closest participating airport. You do have to wait for a convenient appointment time at a local Airport. On the day of the appointment, you take your Passport, Driver’s License and approval letter to the Global Entry office and have a 10-minute interview with an agent. They ask you a few questions about your past travels and fingerprinted you and then you should get approved. You will receive your official card in the mail within a few days. EASY-PEASEY!
The global entry perks are amazing! I use the TSA precheck benefits more often but with Global Entry you get the best of both worlds!
Are you ready to simplify YOUR life and become a member of the Global Entry elite? The link to get started is: http://www.globalentry.gov/howtoapply.html
And don’t forget to tell them that A2Z Travel sent you! I’d love to help you plan that first getaway to try out your new perks.