ASTA's THETRADESHOW to Offer Trusted Traveler Registration
At ASTA’s Travel Retailing & Destination Expo, which takes place in Los Angeles, Sept. 7 to 9, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will host in-person interviews and enrollment for the Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program, which allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
In addition, Doug Hofsass, associate administrator for risk-based security for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), will present two seminars designed to provide an in-depth look at TSA’s Pre-Check Program and the Global Entry program on Sept. 7 and 8.
In-person interviews and enrollment will take place in Booth 2805 on Sept. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sept. 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ASTA-LA attendees who have applied for Global Entry through the online application by Aug. 17 and paid the application fee; received a conditional approval prior to the start of the CBP seminar at ASTA-LA; pre-scheduled an interview to be conducted at ASTA-LA; and have a valid passport and second form of identification, such as a driver’s license or ID card to present at the time of the interview. Lawful permanent residents must also present their permanent resident cards.
The Global Entry program is designed to help TSA focus resources on higher-risk and unknown passengers while expediting the process for lower-risk and known passengers whenever possible. Once approved as a Global Entry Trusted Traveler, eligible enrollees can use TSA’s dedicated PreCheck lanes when traveling domestically, which means shorter lines, no taking off shoes or belt, no pulling out a “3-1-1” bag and no separate laptop bin. When flying internationally, Trusted Travelers can head straight for the Global Entry kiosk, with no waiting in the customs and immigration line or filling out paper I-94 forms when returning home. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.