PIT Will Be A Designated Site For Global Entry Interview Nov 4-6, 2013
August 12, 2013
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WILL BE A DESIGNATED SITE FOR GLOBAL ENTRY INTERVIEWS NOVEMBER 4-6, 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA (August 13, 2013) – Pittsburgh International Airport will host Global Entry Interviews on November 4-6, 2013. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. This is the first time that Global Entry interviews have been available locally. If the schedule for interviews fills up quickly, it is likely that CBP will schedule additional dates. The next closest assigned stations are in Philadelphia or Washington, DC.
“This is excellent news for our region’s frequent flyers. Pittsburgh International Airport continues to make our traveler’s needs a priority and having these interviews conducted here will save time and increase the benefits that expedited clearance at airport screening offers,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and interview before enrollment. To apply, fill out the online application (https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/main/goes) and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee. Once your application is reviewed, you will receive a message in your Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) account instructing you to schedule an interview at one of the Global Entry Enrollment Centers, including Pittsburgh International Airport.
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. At airports, program participants proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.
Global Entry also provides access to the TSA Pre?™ pre-screening process, which is currently available at Pittsburgh International Airport. Through the TSA Pre?™ pre-screening process, passengers have access to the TSA Pre?™ lane where they will undergo expedited screening, which could include being able to leave their shoes, light outerwear and belt on, allowing them to keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in carry-on.
The hours of the interviews are 8 am to 5 pm; they will be located on the ticketing level of the Landside Terminal, Pittsburgh International Airport. For further information, visit www.FlyPittsburgh.com or contact (412) 472-3650.
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