U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that nationals of Croatia are now eligible to apply for the U.S. Global Entry Program.

Key Points:

  • Global Entry allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers when entering the United States through designated airports.
  • Applicants must apply for Global Entry through this website and pay a nonrefundable government fee of $100 for a five-year membership.
  • Once the online application is conditionally approved, applicants can schedule an interview with a CBP officer or complete their interview upon arriving in the United States at an Enrollment on Arrival location.

Additional Information: Those with Global Entry enter the United States through automatic kiosks at numerous U.S. airports and at preclearance locations around the world.

BAL Analysis: Croatian nationals who frequently travel to the United States for business or tourism will benefit from the program, as their entry process will be expedited at many U.S. airports. Global Entry members can also benefit from security prescreening at designated international airports before boarding a flight to the United States. Travelers are reminded that they must still have a valid visa, if required, before traveling to the country.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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