All About TSA Precheck & Global Entry

TSA Precheck is a program put in place by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to allow for expedited screening at airport locations across the US – making the first part of your trip a little easier. Global Entry is a program put in place by the Customs and Border Protection agency that expedites re-entry for American citizens returning from other countries at specified airports – making the last part of your trip a little easier. Participating in both would be a definite WIN – WIN for your trip!
TSA Precheck Registration

TSA Precheck

TSA Precheck is a program where you pay $85 for a 5-year membership, and after being approved, you go through the often empty Pre-Check lines at most US Airports (more than 200 and growing) avoiding regular security screening.  The application process includes an initial screening form and a 10-minute in-person background check & finger-printing. Once approved, you will no longer have to take off your shoes, or remove your liquids, laptops, belts or light jackets.  Pre-Check makes the start of your vacation a little easier – setting the tone for a fabulous journey!

Global Entry

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs & Border Protection program for expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon their arrival back in the US. Global Entry members go to a Global Entry kiosk, present their passport, place their fingerprints on the scanner for verification & complete a customs declaration.  All applicants undergo a rigorous background check & in-person interview. Currently the program costs $100 for a 5-year membership. But if you are an international traveler, Global Entry can save lots of time & stress at the end of your amazing journey!
TSA PreCheck Registration
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