U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it is extending the closures of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers until at least June 1, because of the COVID-19 national emergency. The enrollment centers have been closed since March 19 and had been scheduled to reopen May 1.

Key points:

  • The closures apply to Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST enrollment centers. Global Entry mobile enrollment centers are also closed until further notice.
  • Applicants who are conditionally approved and seek an interview at an enrollment center must reschedule after June 1.
  • The Enrollment on Arrival program remains operational for Global Entry applicants who are conditionally approved and seeking to complete enrollment when arriving on an international flight at one of the 60 airports that offer the program.
  • CBP has also temporarily extended the period of time that Trusted Traveler Program applicants have to complete enrollment; they will now have 485 days from the date of application to complete the enrollment process.
  • The agency will also extend Trusted Traveler Program benefits for up to 18 months for members who apply for renewal before their current membership expires.

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

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