Global Entry Program (GEP) For Indian Nationals
Global Entry Program (GEP) For Indian Nationals

Global Entry Program (GEP) For Indian Nationals

Global Entry Program (GEP) of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for Indian Citizens

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. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.

At airports, program members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingerprints on the scanner for fingerprint verification and complete a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.

How to Apply for Global Entry:

Citizens of India are eligible for Global Entry. Applications must be submitted through CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) website

Application Process for background check for GEP:

1.Apply Online with US CBP: Apply and complete application process at TTP website  https://www.cbp.gov/ travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry  of US CBP.

  1. 2. For the applicant presently living in USA, after completion of step ‘1’, he/she needs to submit the requisite information in the website of Global Passport Sewa Project  (https://portal4.passportindia.gov.in/ Online/index.html ) for completion of background check in India. After completion of online submission, he/she should submit the application at VFS Global office according to the Consular jurisdiction, along with the applicable fee of US$ 25 (and VFS Global charges of US$ 15.90 and US$ 2 as Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF)) and required original documents.