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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 5:07 AM - For Immediate Release

Global Entry Kiosks Now Expediting Arriving International Passengers

SACRAMENTO -  Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that two automated Global Entry kiosks are now available for use in the International Arrivals facility in Terminal B. Global Entry members arriving from international destinations use this technology-driven trusted traveler program that enhances security and expedites passengers through the CBP inspection process, reducing wait times for all arriving passengers. 

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. See a demonstration video of Global Entry here.

Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, lawful permanent residents, and citizens of certain other countries, including Mexican nationals. As an added benefit, Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in TSA Pre✓™, the Transportation Security Administration’s program providing expedited security screening when flying with approved airlines, including Aeroméxico.

More information on the Global Entry program can be found here.  A list of Global Entry Enrollment Centers is here.

“Our International Arrivals facility serves over 500 international arriving passengers a day on Aeroméxico from Mexico City and Guadalajara and Volaris from Guadalajara,” said Mark Haneke, Air Service Development Manager for Sacramento International Airport. “As SMF’s international passenger activity continues to grow, Global Entry is one solution to expediting travelers through the arrivals process and enhancing their experience as they end their journey in Sacramento.” 

Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program and participation is voluntary.

Applicants pay a $100 non-refundable application fee and undergo a rigorous background check and interview before enrollment. Upon approval, membership is valid for five years.

About U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry.

Visit http://www.cbp.gov for more information.

About Sacramento International Airport

Sacramento International Airport is a self-supporting enterprise offering more than 145 nonstop flights on nine domestic and international carriers to 30 destinations.

Sacramento County Airport System, a department of Sacramento County, is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining four of the County’s airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. The Airport System provides more than $4 billion in annual economic impact to the Sacramento region. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.