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    GLOBAL ENTRY @ US Customs ARUBAor is it only Passport Control ?

    http://www.cbp.gov/global-entry/about

    It might be a bit confusing and congested at first, but it is an improvement for those willing to spend the non refundable $100 pp fee.

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    Last edited by Andrea J.; 12-08-2014 at 11:29 PM.

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    Great news! Andrea, do you know if Nexus cards are accepted? We have the Trusted Traveller program (Nexus) between Canada and the USA so wondering if this applies? Does anyone know?

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    http://www.cbp.gov/global-entry/other-programs

    check out this link michael.


    The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing by United States and Canadian officials at dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry, at NEXUS kiosks at Canadian Preclearance airports, and at marine reporting locations. Approved applicants are issued a photo-identification, proximity Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card. Participants use the three modes of passage where they will either present their NEXUS card or have their iris scanned and make a declaration. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are cooperating in this venture to simplify passage for pre-approved travelers.

    What Are the Benefits of NEXUS?

    • Receive expedited passage at NEXUS-dedicated lanes
    • Utilize Global Entry airport kiosks
    • If arriving by sea, reporting arrival into the United States and Canada by calling a marine telephone reporting center

    QUOTE=mmattalo;265934]Great news! Andrea, do you know if Nexus cards are accepted? We have the Trusted Traveller program (Nexus) between Canada and the USA so wondering if this applies? Does anyone know?[/QUOTE]

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    i have not seen how long it is good for.
    someone on another site mentioned 5 years.

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    Are these the passport kiosks that were just installed in Aruba? They had us process through them. I also noticed the boarding pass said prescreened but we didn't pay an additional fee. It took a photo but didn't do a fingerprint.

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    peg...i am uncertain...but, i am thinking that the machine that you used going thru us customs last week was the autoomated passport machine. however, maybe it was just being used for "all" til this "global entry " becomes more popular with travelers (willing to spend the $100). i did find out that if one is accepted, it is 5 years before renewal.
    maybe ~amy~, who travels frequently for her job ,will post what her experiences have been, if she is in the program.
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    Thanks Andrea. That was kind of my thought. Kind of a trial run.

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    The question to be asked is, are these ONLY Automated Passport Control (APC) machines or are the both Automated Passport Control (APC) AND Global Entry?

    I believe part of the confusion is that there is a difference between Global Entry and Automated Passport Control (APC). They are NOT the same thing.

    FWIW, Global Entry requires a fee to be paid to the US government along with submittal of paperwork, fingerprints and an interview. It only applies to that individual. It does not cover a couple and it does not cover families. A family of four would be required to have each family member register for the program, as well as pay the application fee, children as well. These travelers are pre-screened- see the difference below. In Atlanta both programs are now active. Here is an article with info on Global Entry travelers entering the US with non Global Entry members in their party.

    Automated Passport Control (APC) does not require a fee and as it was under the old paper system, one customs transaction is allowable for all people residing at the same address in order to be processed together. You and the machine are doing the work of the Customs official READING your old written declaration and the Immigration official scanning each member of your parties passports.


    From http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...353_story.html
    "...Wagner worked closely with airport representatives to develop a new kiosk-based program called Automated Passport Control. This program does not require pre-enrollment or a fee like Global Entry, but is designed to help those with U.S. passports move more quickly through the U.S. border clearance process.

    Under this program, a traveler must be interviewed by a CBP officer after using the kiosk, but automating part of the inspection has allowed CPB officers to focus solely on questioning individual and paying attention to behavioral responses rather than spending valuable time on administrative processes. Wait times have been reduced by 30 to 40 percent at the 15 airports where the kiosks have been installed."

    "What is Automated Passport Control?
    Automated Passport Control (APC) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that expedites the entry process for U.S., Canadian and eligible Visa Waiver Program international travelers by providing an automated process through CBPs Primary Inspection area. Travelers use self-service kiosks to submit their Customs declaration form and biographic information. APC is a free service, does not require pre-registration or membership, and maintains the highest levels of protection when it comes to the handling of personal data or information. Travelers using APC experience shorter wait times, less congestion, and faster processing.

    How Does the Automated Passport Control Program Work?
    Instead of filling out a paper Customs declaration form, eligible passengers can proceed directly to the APC kiosks in the passport control area. Travelers are prompted to scan their passport, take a photograph using the kiosk, and answer a series of questions verifying biographic and flight information. Once passengers have completed the series of questions and submitted their Customs declaration form, a receipt will be issued. Travelers then bring their passport and receipt to a CBP Officer to finalize their inspection for entry into the United States. The kiosks allow people residing at the same address to be processed together.

    How Does the Global Entry Program Work?
    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. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.

    At airports, 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.

    Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and interview before enrollment.

    While Global Entry's goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program's terms and conditions will result in appropriate enforcement action and revocation of the traveler's membership privileges."

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    I would hope that the Aruba Tourism Authority would be able to relay to Andrea whether the airport has

    FULL Global Entry

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    Automated Passport Control (APC) machines.

    In June when departing Aruba I was flagged for TSA Pre✓. There were NO TSA Pre✓ lines so pfft, it meant nothing.

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    This video interview with Otmar Oduber only refers to "Kioskonan di Automated Passport Control".

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