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.
“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.
The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.