Passports are necessary to leave the country, and both parents need to be part of the process for children. For international travel to many countries, passports must be valid for 6 months after your anticipated return date. (may vary a little depending on country, but 6 months is recommended). You should also and have between 2 - 6 blank pages depending on which country/ies you will be visiting. Passports must match all travel documents! You will most likely not be allowed to board a flight or cruise ship if your name and birth date in your passport does not match your documents. Passport must be in good condition.
Children’s passports need to be renewed every five years, unlike adults’ passports, which are every 10 years.
How Does the Global Entry Program Work? Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports. At airports, program participants proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.
Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and interview before enrollment.
While Global Entry's goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program's terms and conditions will result in appropriate enforcement action and revocation of the traveler's membership privileges.
Benefits of Global Entry Members Your time is valuable. As a pre-screened Global Entry member, you arrive in the United States, check-in at the Global Entry kiosk - and you're on your way. So what are you waiting for?
Why Should I Join?
No processing lines
Access to expedited entry benefits in other countries