RDU Airport, N.C. – Area residents who frequently travel internationally and would like to expedite re-entry into the U.S. can complete the required in-person interviews for Global Entry in Terminal 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport during a special on-site enrollment session May 18-20, eliminating the need to travel to offices in Charlotte or Washington, D.C.
Global Entry is a program of U.S. Customs and Border Protection that allows for expedited clearance through U.S. border processing facilities for frequent international travelers. As a bonus, the program also includes enrollment in the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program, expediting clearance through U.S. airport security checkpoints.
“The Airport Authority is pleased to work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to bring the required in-person interviews to RDU,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Landugth. “Our region has a large number of international travelers and bringing this stage of the registration process to our airport will help our residents enroll in this time-saving program.”
Global Entry participants use automated kiosks in the Passport Control area of 42 airports throughout the U.S. (including RDU) and at 12 designated international pre-clearance centers, thereby speeding them through the inspection process. There is not a minimum number of international trips to qualify for Global Entry. Participants are still subject to random document checks upon re-entry.
How to Register for an May 18-20 interview at RDU
To get an in-person interview at RDU, follow these steps:
1. Visit the Global Entry Website and select “Apply Now.”
2. Create an account.
3. Submit an application. Note: Select the “Global Entry Only” option.
4. Pay the $100 application fee.
5. Once you are “conditionally approved,” you’re eligible for your in-person interview. Check the calendar for appointment times at RDU on the Global Entry Website. Appointment times for RDU interviews will be posted into the registration process on May 11, however, you must start the process now to qualify and be scheduled for a required, on-site appointment May 18-20 at RDU.
RDU interviews will be held in the CBP office area on the lower level of Terminal 2, accessible outdoors by the Taxi Dispatch Booth.
For more details on the program, visit the CBP’s Global Entry Website. For questions, you can also call the CBP’s Charlotte Global Entry Office at (980) 235-1622.