Does LAX accept Global Entry?

As of January 2023, entry to the U.S. is available via Global Entry kiosks at nearly 60 U.S. airports. As you might expect, you can use Global Entry at some of the country's biggest airports, like John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Can I do a walk in Global Entry interview at LAX?

You cannot walk in for a Global Entry on arrival appointment unless you are just arriving from an international trip.

Can I use my Global Entry card at the airport?

No, when you use the Global Entry kiosk/portal, you will need to use your passport or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident card. The Global Entry cards do not work when entering the United States by air through the Global Entry kiosks/portals.

What airports honor Global Entry?

Airports with Global Entry
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)*
  • Anchorage - Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC)
  • Aruba - Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)*
  • Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Does Global Entry skip TSA lines?

Global Entry is everything that TSA PreCheck is and more. If you have Global Entry, you'll automatically also get TSA PreCheck and all of its benefits. On top of that, you'll get to avoid the general customs line when returning to the U.S. from abroad.

Global Entry and TSA Precheck at LAX

Does Global Entry Supersede TSA PreCheck?

Global Entry includes TSA PreCheck, plus faster U.S. customs screening for international travelers arriving at U.S. airports. It's run by a different agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Can I use my Global Entry card instead of a passport?

Only your passport or lawful permanent resident card are accepted at Global Entry kiosks. The Global Entry card cannot be used at Global Entry kiosks.

Can you show Global Entry card at TSA?

No. To receive TSA PreCheck®, you must include your Known Traveler Number (your CBP PASSID for Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI members) in the appropriate field of your airline reservation, and the TSA PreCheck® indicator must be displayed on the boarding pass to access the lanes.

Can I use Global Entry for domestic flights?

Global Entry routes travelers through expedited screening for international travel and includes TSA PreCheck for domestic flights.

How do I show Global Entry at the airport?

Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports. At airports, program members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingerprints on the scanner for fingerprint verification and complete a customs declaration.

How long does it take to get through customs at LAX with Global Entry?

For Global Entry members, it usually takes 10 to 20 minutes to clear both inspection points. I got through both in 15 minutes upon returning from Australia this morning (go see my trip report in the Australia forum).

How long does Global Entry interview take at LAX?

During the interview, the agent will ask a few questions (such as what countries you've visited recently and your previous addresses) and take your fingerprints. The whole process shouldn't take more than 10 minutes, and you should receive your Global Entry Card, which includes your membership number, in about a week.

Why are there no Global Entry interview appointments available?

Luckily, "No appointments available" does not mean that the center is closed, or that it's not conducting interviews. In almost every case, the center is open, and conducting interviews as fast as they can. The good news is most Global Entry enrollment centers have hundreds of new appointments open up every week.

Can I do my Global Entry interview virtually?

If you're looking to renew your Global Entry membership, you may want to take advantage of the Global Entry virtual interview process. Once it's done, you'll have one less thing to worry about before your next trip.

How long is the Global Entry interview?

Global Entry interviews may take only 15 minutes. At this point in the application process, individuals are conditionally approved for the program. CBP agents verify identification and certain information about an applicant at their interview.

What is the wait time for Global Entry?

Processing times vary by applicant, but you can expect your application to be processed as follows: Global Entry (GE): up to 11 months. NEXUS: 18-20 months. SENTRI: 16-18 months.

Is Global Entry worth it?

Whether or not Global Entry is worth it will depend on your personal situation. If all your travel is domestic, Global Entry may not fit your needs. But if you have international travel plans within the next five years, Global Entry can save you a lot of time at the airport.

Does my Global Entry card count as a Real ID?

Acceptable forms of identification:

U.S. passport card. DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST) U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents.

Do I need mobile passport control if I have Global Entry?

The app is free to download without the need for an application process. You don't need a background check, interview or preapproval. The MPC app does not provide entry to Trusted Traveler Programs like TSA PreCheck or Global Entry. However, if you have Global Entry, you can also use the MPC app if you prefer.

Does Global Entry get you into Mexico?

If you are a Mexican, U.S. or Canadian citizen (belonging to the Global Entry and NEXUS Programs) or a permanent resident in Mexico of U.S. or Canadian nationality, the National Institute of Migration (INM) has introduced a procedure that allows you to enter Mexico quickly and easily through automated kiosks located in ...

What's better Global Entry or TSA?

Since Global Entry includes TSA PreCheck for an additional $15 every five years, it's the better deal overall. This is true even if you only travel internationally every few years, mostly because having both memberships makes the security and U.S. customs (CBP) process easier on both ends of your trip.

What are the benefits of Global Entry?

Benefits of Global Entry
  • No processing lines.
  • No paperwork.
  • Access to expedited entry benefits in other countries.
  • Available at major U.S. airports.
  • Reduced wait times.
  • TSA Pre✓® Eligibility.

Is Global Entry better than clear?

Clear is not necessarily better than Global Entry, as both programs improve the experience of two very different parts of travel. Clear saves you time going through security screenings ahead of travel, while Global Entry saves you time at customs when reentering the U.S. after international travel.