Published on : Saturday, September 6, 2014
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will be onsite at the fourth IMEX America at the Sands Expo®, Las Vegas, in October to conduct enrollment interviews for applicants into CBP’s Global Entry program. At the same time the trade show’s US attendees and exhibitors can also pre-apply for an enrollment interview for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA’s) TSA Pre✓™ (PreCheck) program.
Both programs deliver a range of benefits to approved travelers. They include shorter lines and reduced screening procedures which help to speed up travel through airports.
Global Entry is a CBP program for US citizens that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports. Global Entry is currently available at 34 US airports, as well as eight preclearance airports in Canada, and two preclearance sites in Ireland. Global Entry is open to US citizens, lawful permanent residents, Dutch citizens, South Korea citizens and Mexican nationals.
Global Entry is designed to be quick, efficient and, at the same time, provide added security for international travelers. Application fees apply.
TSA Pre✓™ interview option
Show visitors who are US citizens or lawful permanent residents, can also choose to apply for the approved TSA Pre✓™ Program before the Las Vegas trade show. Applicants must complete an online form before the show and bring required documentation along with them once their in-person interview is confirmed.
TSA Pre✓™ is one of four DHS
Trusted Traveler programs and is available at 119 airports across North America. It also allows travelers flying on one of 11 participating airlines an enhanced security screening process which saves passengers from having to remove shoes, light outerwear, belt, laptops, or compliant liquids from their carry-on luggage.
Pre-Show preparation required
Pre-registration for these services during IMEX America is critical as all interviews must be confirmed in advance of the show. The Global Entry pre-registration deadline is Sept 08.
Says Carina Bauer, IMEX Group CEO: “We’re always looking for fresh ways to add convenience and extra business value to industry professionals’ experience of IMEX America in Las Vegas. Simply by offering the US Global Entry and TSA interviews during the show, we’re going to save some of our exhibitors and attendees valuable time when they next travel within the US or further afield. Given that this is an appointment-led show, the concept of pre-booking the interview also fits nicely with the way we operate.”
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