What is Global Entry (Known Traveler Number)

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. Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and in-person interview before enrollment.

While Global Entry’s goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may still be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program’s terms and conditions will result in the appropriate enforcement action and termination of the traveler’s membership privileges.

If you join Global Entry (or another expedited travel program) your membership number is known as a “known traveler number” and will grant you access to TSA Pre✓® for airline reservations .

Click here to begin the application process.