We know a lot of our CherryBlossoms.com members do a lot of international traveling. If you’re one of them, TSA Global Entry may be for you. A Global Entry membership grants the ability to skip the usual lines when re-entering the United States and can save many hours waiting. This membership is good for a period of 5 years.
Another perk of global entry is that you are automatically entered into the TSA Pre-check. Pre-check is the the expedited security option that gets you through more than a 150 United States airports faster. (Note from one of our staff members: It’s awesome!)
TSA Global Entry requires a $100.00 fee and there is a vetting process which includes an in-person interview, fingerprinting, and a background check. It can be well worth it if you make several overseas trips a year. Additionally, TSA Pre-Check on its own costs $85.00, so getting both for $100.00 is a great deal.
To find a Global Entry enrollment center, please visit: http://www.cbp.gov/travel/
To find out more about TSA Pre-Check, please visit https://www.tsa.gov/tsa-