Learn how to reduce clearance through customs from hours to minutes

If you travel overseas, then plan to attend a presentation by Fermilab International Services (in collaboration with the Users’ Executive Committee) on Global Entry, a program that allows for expedited clearance through immigration and customs on return to the United States. Attendees will learn details about the program, the application procedure and other U.S. government programs that facilitate travel.

Enrollment in the Global Entry program can significantly reduce the customs process from hours to minutes. All U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and certain nationals of Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and South Korea are eligible to complete the application process, which consists of two steps: an online application and an interview with the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection.

The application process requires an interview that is usually conducted at O’Hare International Airport after preliminary security clearances have been completed. However, International Services has arranged for CBP security clearance officers to visit Fermilab on Feb. 28, 2013, to conduct all interviews with qualifying Fermilab employees and users who have registered with International Services for an interview.