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 on the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) website if you pass the checks.

  3. 3

    Complete your application on the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) 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). It can take place up to 6 months from being provisionally accepted. You’ll be enrolled in Global Entry once you’ve successfully completed the short interview.

Register to apply