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Register to Apply for US Global Entry

Global Entry membership lasts 5 years. It doesn’t replace the need for an ESTA or US visa. British Green Card holders don’t need to complete UK background checks and can apply directly with the US (opens in new tab).

Global Entry application process for British citizens

  1. 1

    Register to apply on GOV.UK.

    This costs £42 (non-refundable if you fail the background checks). It will take about 5 to 10 minutes and you’ll need your passport details.

  2. 2

    You’ll find out if you’ve passed the background checks within 10 working days.

    We’ll then tell you how to apply using the Trusted Traveler Program website if you pass the checks.

  3. 3

    Complete your application on the Trusted Traveler Program website.

    This costs $100 USD. The fee is non-refundable and you won’t get this back if your application is turned down. The US Customs and Border Protection Agency will tell you if you’ve been provisionally accepted for Global Entry within 2 weeks.

  4. 4

    Attend a face-to-face interview.

    This will be at an official enrolment centre in the US (opens in new tab). You’ll be enrolled in Global Entry once you’ve successfully completed the short interview (opens in new tab).

Register to apply