I believe that's actually a photo of the APC (Automated Passport Control) kiosk which are now up and running and located in the U.S. Customs area. They are different than Global Entry and they are available for ALL passengers to use (no fee required.) Most of the U.S. airports have them in their customs area now. We used one at the Minneapolis Airport in Aug. when we returned from Italy. Quick and easy!
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Got it. Was hoping this was a Global Entry / Nexus lane to expedite the process. There are some improvements taking place throughout the airport . . . which is welcomed.
In aruba I think so but not certain
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But you can use automated passport control and NEXUS when you arrive at Pearson - if you're connecting through Toronto, you'll still need to claim your bags for the transfer.
We just returned from Aruba yesterday. When you get into US Customs and walk through the door, to the right are the global entry kiosks which had no one in line, and to the left are the Passport kiosks which had a good sized line. My husband has global entry and I do not so he went with me through the kiosks. It scans your passport, takes your picture, and asks you the custom form questions about whether you have any food with you etc so you don't have to fill out a form any more. Then it prints a receipt with your picture. You go through the customs line to see an agent. The agent asked us the country of our citizenship, if we had anything to declare, where we stayed and took the picture receipt. That took less than 10 seconds and we were on our way to collect our bags to drop off luggage on the airline belt and go through the second security point. For this trip we were the first flight out on Delta so shorter lines than a later flight. I would guess global entry would have saved us 20 minutes or so. I should have had him go through that line and time how long it took me to come through.
Last edited by AhhAruba; 12-22-2014 at 10:05 AM.