March 13 2019

CBP to hold Global Entry Enrollment Workshops in Montana

SWEETGRASS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations would like to announce a series of Global Entry enrollment workshops to be held by CBP in Montana. During these enrollment events, CBP will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants.

Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance initiative for pre-approved low-risk international travelers, who are processed by biometric identification using a designated kiosk, rather than waiting in line for entry processing by a CBP officer when entering the U.S. at a participating airport. The kiosks facilitate entry by reducing wait and processing times.

Interviews of conditionally approved applicants will be held at the CBP office, located at the Glacier Park International Airport, Kalispell; Great Falls International Airport, Great Falls, and Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport, Belgrade.

Once applicants receive their letter of conditional approval, they may telephone the CBP office at the locations listed below to schedule their interview. Interviews will take place the following dates at these locations:

• Glacier Park International Airport – 4170 Hwy 2 East, Kalispell, MT
  • o CBP office telephone number: 406-257-7034
  • o Interview hours: 10 a.m. – Noon and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • o Interview dates: April 23, April 30, May 7, and May 14
• Great Falls International Airport – 1600 Airport Drive, Great Falls, MT
  • o CBP office telephone number: 406-453-0861
  • o Interview hours: 10 a.m. – Noon and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • o Interview dates: April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15
• Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport – 550 Wings Way, Belgrade, MT
  • o CBP office telephone number: 406-388-2144
  • o Interview hours: 10 a.m. – Noon and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • o Interview dates: April 25, May 2, May 9, and May 16

To become a Global Entry member, individuals must apply online, undergo a background investigation and complete an in-person interview with a CBP officer. If no disqualifying information is found, travelers receive the benefit of expedited processing. The $100 application fee allows for five years of membership and travelers can use nearly 300 kiosks located at 34 U.S. airports and 10 preclearance locations in Canada and Ireland.

“CBP’s goal for these enrollment events is to provide convenient, easy-access, local venues for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants to complete the required interview with a CBP officer,” said Area Port of Sweetgrass Port Director Daniel Escobedo.

Travelers interested in applying for Global Entry need to apply online utilizing the Global Online Enrollment System. With the enrollment event quickly approaching, any applicant wishing to take advantage of this opportunity, needs to start the application process immediately. CBP strongly suggests that applications are submitted no later than March 7, as the application vetting process may take six to eight weeks for conditional approval.

Global Entry also provides access to the TSA Pre✓™ initiative which offers expedited screening through domestic airport security checkpoints. Benefits of TSA Pre✓™ include being able to leave shoes, light outerwear and belts on, and not having to remove laptops from carrying cases.

More information on CBP’s Global Entry Program can be found at Global Entry or by visiting the CBP homepage at www.cbp.gov.

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