A new Global Entry mobile application by U.S. Customs and Border Protection is now available at Miami International Airport and six other U.S. airports, further enhancing the travel experience for more than 12 million Global Entry members. The new app allows trusted travelers enrolled in Global Entry to complete their arrival processing instead of waiting in line to use a portal.
With the new app, travelers simply take a photo as a “selfie,” which will be compared to a photo gallery to verify their identity through facial biometrics. After the photo has been submitted, the traveler will receive a receipt on the app. Once the traveler arrives at the primary inspection area, they can bypass the Global Entry portals and go directly to the CBP officers to efficiently process their entry into the United States by showing their mobile receipt.
CBP will continue to evaluate and expand the use of the app at airports where Global Entry processing occurs in the future. The app is free and available for download from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.