U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it will close Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers nationwide beginning March 19 until at least May 1, to reduce risk of COVID-19 exposure. Enrollment on Arrival remains open.

Key points:

  • The closures affect Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST enrollment centers. Additionally, Global Entry mobile enrollment events are also suspended until further notice.
  • Applicants who have been conditionally approved and seek an interview at an enrollment center must reschedule their appointments after May 1. They should monitor their Trusted Traveler Program account and email for further information.
  • The Enrollment on Arrival program for Global Entry applicants remains operational. Conditionally-approved Global Entry applicants may complete their enrollment when arriving on an international flight at any of the 60 airports that offer this program.

Additional information: BAL has prepared an FAQ that discusses the implications of the measures that have been taken in response to the outbreak on U.S. immigration law. Read the full FAQ here.

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

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