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Nobody wants to stand in a long line after an even longer international flight. That's where Global Entry comes in.

This government-run trusted traveler program can be an enormous timesaver, getting you a designated lane to clear customs and immigration faster as well as TSA PreCheck benefits for a quicker trip through airport security in the U.S., too. But the final step for enrolling in Global Entry – scheduling an in-person interview – can be a pain. But there's another way: Global Entry Enrollment on Arrival.

At many major U.S. airports (and even some abroad), you can wrap up your Global Entry interview and speed through immigration in one fell swoop. With Global Entry interview appointments still tough to track down, this might just be the best way to finish the registration process right now.

Here's how it works.

 

 

All About Global Entry

Global Entry is one of two popular “Trusted Traveler Programs” run by the U.S. government, and it’s the best way to clear immigration quickly after your international flight back to the United States.

The other program is TSA PreCheck, which you can use to skip long lines at airport security before getting on your flight whether you are traveling domestically or internationally. But part of the reason why Global Entry is so popular – and powerful – is that it also comes with TSA PreCheck. That means you can skip long lines at security on your way into the airport and as you come back into the country through immigration.

If you travel internationally just once a year (or less), that makes Global Entry much better than PreCheck.

 

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On paper, the sign-up process for Global Entry is quite simple. In practice, it can be fairly complicated and time-consuming:

  1. Fill out an application, which takes about 10 minutes or less
  2. Pay your $100 application fee (preferably with a credit card that will cover the cost of enrollment!)
  3. Wait for conditional approval, which typically takes a week or so but can sometimes take several months or more
  4. Finalize your enrollment with an in-person interview

Read our full guide to getting signed up for Global Entry!

That final step is a major hang-up for many travelers. Many enrollment centers are at major airports across the country, where appointments can book out six to 12 months in advance – if you can find an appointment at all.

And that's where Enrollment on Arrival comes in.

 

How Enrollment on Arrival Works

Any applicant who has been conditionally approved for Global Entry can finish the process while clearing U.S. Customs and Border Protection at more than 50 airports nationwide when returning from an international flight. Several airports in Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and even the Middle East with pre-clearance facilities also offer Enrollment on Arrival.

That means there's no need to schedule an interview, period. In many cases, you can skip the normal immigration line and head straight for a designated lane to hammer out your interview and clear immigration in just five minutes or so tops. Just beware that this service may only offered during certain hours at your airport – and in some cases, agents may suspend Enrollment on Arrival when they're swamped by arrivals or understaffed.

After your flight lands, just make your way to immigration as normal. There are up to three different options: standard entry, Mobile Passport Control, and Global Entry.

If you're at one of the 50-plus participating U.S. airports, look for a fourth option: a lane designated for Enrollment on Arrival. Otherwise, ask an agent where you need to go to wrap up the enrollment process. In some cases, it may be after you actually clear customs and immigration – but you'll want to confirm that first.

 

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Wait a few minutes for a Customs and Border Patrol agent to move over to your lane. Once they do, they will call you over, pull up your application, and complete your interview.

One word of caution: With staffing issues across the country, we've seen and heard of some airports recently limiting the hours when Global Entry Enrollment on Arrival is actually available.

You won't need anything extra with you other than a passport and something to prove your current residency like a driver's license or a recent utility bill. An agent will ask you a few final questions, scan your fingerprints, and send you on your way.

The approval process may take a few minutes, so the agent might send you through immigration before that has wrapped up (if you haven't cleared already). You can check your status online through Global Entry, and should be approved within 24 hours and have your Global Entry Card with your membership number within a week.

Just how long it takes will vary depending on which airport you're passing through and how many fellow travelers are also waiting to complete an interview. But with any luck, the whole process should take about 10 minutes or less!

 

Where You Can Complete Enrollment on Arrival

You won't find Enrollment on Arrival everywhere, but it's available at most major U.S. airports with international flights. More recently, the federal government added Global Entry Enrollment on Arrival to several airports abroad – mostly those that offer immigrations and customs preclearance.

 

Domestic Locations

  • Anchorage (ANC)
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Austin (AUS)
  • Baltimore (BWI)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Buffalo (BUF)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Chicago-Midway (MDW)
  • Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
  • Cincinnati (CVG)
  • Cleveland (CLE)
  • Columbus (CMH)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Detroit (DTW)
  • Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI)
  • Fresno, California (FAT)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Honolulu (HNL)
  • Houston-Intercontinental (IAH)
  • Houston-Hobby (HOU)
  • Indianapolis (IND)
  • Kansas City (MCI)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Milwaukee (MKE)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • New York City (JFK)
  • New Orleans (MSY)
  • Oakland (OAK)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Orlando-Sanford (SFB)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Portland (PDX)
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU)
  • Reno (RNO)
  • Sacramento (SMF)
  • Salt Lake City (SLC)
  • San Antonio (SAT)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • San Jose, California (SJC)
  • Santa Ana, California (SNA)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • St. Louis (STL)
  • Tampa (TPA)
  • Washington, D.C.-Dulles (IAD)

 

International Locations

  • Abu Dhabi (AUH)
  • Aruba (AUA)
  • Bermuda (BDA)
  • Calgary (YYC)
  • Dublin (DUB)
  • Edmonton (YEG)
  • Halifax (YYC)
  • Montréal (YUL)
  • Nassau (NAS)
  • Ottawa (YOW)
  • Shannon (SNN)
  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Vancouver (YVR)
  • Winnipeg (YWG)

 

Pros & Cons of Global Entry Enrollment on Arrival

There are far, far more pros than cons to using Global Entry Enrollment on Arrival if you ask us:

  • Stop scanning hopelessly for appointments and hammer out your interview when you return from your next trip abroad.
  • Many airports have designated Enrollment on Arrival lanes or even allow you to simply head through the Global Entry line itself, which makes your trip through customs faster even if you need to complete an interview.

That said, there's one glaring downside to using Enrollment on Arrival … and that comes down to TSA PreCheck:

  •  Unless you're renewing an active Global Entry membership, you won't be able to get TSA PreCheck until you've completed your interview.

 

How to Get Global Entry

Global Entry typically costs $100 for a five-year membership. But if you pay, you're doing it wrong.

That's because more and more credit cards will cover that application fee through an application reimbursement. From top-dollar premium credit cards to a handful of reasonable alternatives, you may already have a card that can get you Global Entry without even knowing it!

Here's a brief list of just some of our go-to options:

Of all the cards on this long list, our favorites might just be the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card.

It's one of the most cost-effective options here, as the annual fee on the card is only $95. On top of covering the cost of your Global Entry fee when you use the card to pay, you'll get two free annual passes to Capital One lounges and earn 75,000 Capital One Venture Miles after spending $4,000 within the first three months. That bonus alone is worth at least $750 toward travel – or much, much more with smart use of Capital One transfer partners.

 

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Click Here to learn more about the Capital One Venture Card. 

 

Bottom Line

Global Entry Enrollment on Arrival is a no brainer.

Instead of making an appointment and going all the way to the airport when you're not traveling, do it when you're already at the airport – and get through customs and immigration faster in one fell swoop.

 

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • If I’m flying from Calgary to Honolulu, with a layover in Denver, can I do enrollment on arrival? If so, which airport would I do that at?

    • im flying from las vegas to jfk … im conditionally approve. Can i still go on apply on arrival when i land in JFK even i was flying domestic? Thanks

      • No…your arrival must be from international in order to do Enrollment on Arrival. You must be going through Customs to do EoA.

  • Flying internationally into DFW with a 1.5 hr connection time to BHM. Requires terminal change. Is this enough time to allow to complete enrollment on arrival in DFW?

  • Is it possible to do enrollment on a layover? For instance we are flying to Montego Bay in June and have a layover in Atlanta. Or is it just for arrival from international flights? Would we be better off doing it on the return trip?

    • It’s definitely possible, but just how convenient it is will depend heavily on which airport you are at – and keep in mind you would have to schedule an interview for an appointment during a layover, not simply do enrollment on arrival. Enrollment on arrival is only available when arriving from international flights.

  • If I fly to Honolulu (HNL) from Oakland in California, can I do global entry interview at enrollment on arrival at HNL?

  • This is so helpful! Do you know if you can do EoA while crossing international borders on foot? Or is this only airports?

  • Once you submit the $100 and get “conditionally approved” are you issued a Known Traveler Number right away so you can go through the TSA Precheck line on your way to your destination? Or maybe it won’t help you out until your next flight?

    • You’ll only get your KTN once your interview/enrollment on arrival has been completed and approved

    • Lillian, I tried that several days ago. But the Customs officials at the Aruba airport were shorthanded and had too many involuntary detainees to process before any of them could interview Global Entry applicants. Most of us gave up in order to make our flights 🙁

  • I’m flying from Boston Logan Airport to Aruba, can I have my interview when I arrive in Aruba?

    • No…but when you are LEAVING Aruba…if you are traveling back to the USA directly …you may be able to get it done at that time…as you may go through USA Customs in Aruba
      Get there early in case you need extra time. But this may be too late, of course.
      Hopew you got it done.

  • Enrollment on arrival is great in theory if you don’t have additional flights to catch. I live close enough to an airport where I’d prefer to schedule my final interview to complete my enrollment. Is this even an option? I’ve been conditionally approved for awhile now but only have the options to reschedule or cancel my interview even though it was completed a year ago. Any assistance here would be really helpful!

  • I’m traveling from Nassau Bahamas to Florida. We clear customs in the Bahamas before we travel not the US after we arrive. Would I do enrollment on arrival in the Bahamas or would I have to do it when I land in Ft. Lauderdale?

      • We are flying to Nassau from Atlanta. Do we do it after landing from ATL in Nassau or before we leave Nassau to back to US?

        • Nassau has a Preclearance facility which means you actually clear immigration before departing back to the U.S. That means you’d also do Enrollment on Arrival in Nassau before departure – not in Atlanta after landing.

  • I’m US citizen who lives abroad. Can I apply from my country of residence and do EoA when I fly into LAX in December?

  • Thanks for the info. We are arriving from Europe to SFO in October. If we apply for Global Entry now, will out Pre Check remain in place until we complete our Global Entry interview? I don’t want to lose our existing Pre Check status.

  • I am confused regarding the issue with Pre-Check. If Enrollment upon Arrival includes an interview, why wouldn’t I be given Pre-Check right there? I am arriving into Logan International from Paris with a connecting domestic flight. I would certainly want Pre-Check to be activated before I go through security for my connecting flight.
    Thank you.

    • Jayne, you would technically be able to get PreCheck benefits after your interview and being approved Global Entry … at least on paper. But in practice, you would need to get your Known Traveler Number (KTN), enter it with your airline, and regenerate a boarding pass that shows your new PreCheck status for your next flight all within the span of a few minutes. It may be possible but far from a sure thing.

      • You get your number when you get conditionally approved (sometimes even before)…it is your PASSID/membership number…it is not active until you become fully approved after your interview.

  • I tried to do Interview on Arrival at EWR and the office was only open 8:45am to 4:25pm, per a piece of paper taped to the door. Is Interview on Arrive after already pre-approved still an option?

    • On arrival means arriving on an INTERNATIONAL flight. Then you ask the CBP Officer that is processing you to do the interview for Global Entry. You do NOT go to the enrollment center office…you do the interview as you are coming back into the USA at Customs.

  • Good luck these days. Many times it is too busy to do it right away and you will have to wait until the room is cleared of passengers (usually 1-2 hours or more). Great concept in principle…not so much in reality.

    • I’m so glad to hear this because I made sure my layover in Atl back from Cancun would be 5hrs.That should give me more than enough time to complete my EOA interview

  • So if our flight gets in late we might still be able to do this even though the enrollment center is closed? Our flight gets in to Philly from Cancun at 9pm and I was upset thinking I should’ve booked an earlier arriving flight.

  • I have approval for global entry on arrival but my trip was cancelled. I wont be going internationally again for a year, Can I make an appointment at a domestic airport instead and use the paperwork I have or am I out $100?

  • We are flying into MCO, USA on Oct 6, but our flight lands in Toronto, spend the night in the airport and leave on the 10:15 am flight in the morning from Toronto to Orlando. Now, I know we usually clear customs in Toronto, I believe. So when would I Do entry on arrival?? Hubby is conditionally approved for his nexus renewal, but requries this last step interview (not sure why as we applied for renewals prior to the card expriring, but mine went through and his was conditionally approved with this one step remaining. When is the best time to get this done? (after check in for the Toronto Orlando leg?? or after we land in Orlando?? We arrive in Toronto at 4 pm and only have 1 hr 45 minutes to connect coming home, so that would not work for us! If I could do it when I land in the USA at 1:00 pm going to orlando that would be best!

  • Hi there

    I am flying from YYZ to LAX and already cleared customs in YYZ prior to receiving my conditional approval mid flight to LAX. Can I still do the EOA inter in LAX when I land?

  • My wife and i have appointments booked for June 2023. We are travelling from Paris to Boston on October 12th. Can we still use Enrollment on Arrival if I have an open appointment? I would hate to cancel my appointment and find out they cannot take us.

    • My husband and I Have an appointment for August 2023 but we are traveling to London and back in June 2023. Curious to know if we can still use the Enrollment on arrival in June even if we have an appointment scheduled in August. I have heard that cancelling an appointment would cancel my application altogether (my husband and I have got conditional approval already).

  • Thanks for all this information! Do you know when the 5 year mark starts for Global Entry? Is it once the application is submitted, once it’s conditionally approved or once it’s approved after your interview? This information will be helpful to know. Thank you!

  • Enrollment on Arrival is a joke.

    Went through T3 at YYZ on the 11th and the agents there just said ‘Oh, we’re not doing that today, we’re too busy. Come back some other time’. Yeah, great like I just happen to cross through US Customs at Pearson Airport like all the time. The agent even went as far to say ‘Enrollment on Arrival is at our convenience, we’re not guaranteed to be operating it all the time, regardless of what the CBP website says’. Absolutely frustrating.

    Wish I could say something similar when it’s time to pay taxes.

    • I just returned to the US on an international flight from the Caribbean, through MIA. I had 2.5 hrs until my connecting flight to CLE began boarding so I decided to try EoA. Like you, it was a fruitless effort. EoA is a twisted bad joke.

      I was not turned away, like you but was escorted to a waiting room with locked doors and my passport was taken from me. I waited an hour, without any hint as to where I might be in the queue, nor without any knowledge how long an interview might take. I asked for my passport back and asked to cancel my EoA and nearly 20 min later got my passport back and scrambled as quickly as I could to the luggage carousel to collect luggage so it could be rechecked to my end destination in time. Never got the interview.

      I don’t know how much time Global Entry actually saves, once you have it, but the time invested in getting it is already outrageous, for me.

      • Ditto. I had 3.5hr layover and no way. MIA doesn’t have a special lane, you go regular emigration (and line) and ask about EoA. Escorted to back room with dozens and dozens of people (not all for EoA, but you have no idea how many), passport is taken, agents have no clue how long the wait is, can’t seem to find out where you are in the queue (we were told to ask the agent doing the EoA’s but then just said this agent is in the back and wouldn’t tell us which agent that was or how to ask them).

        Most agents won’t help in retrieving your passport when you have to leave (the 3rd one I asked was more helpful, so depends) – so you may be stuck in this room for a while.

        And while waiting, your checked luggage has already been delivered and is sitting out waiting for you to go thru Customs (and line which at least was short) and re-check; and then there’s another Security check point (w/ line) to get to connecting gates.

        So, yeah, doing this on a stop-over is nearly impossible and risky to try if it’s under 6 hours; at least in my 1-try anecdotal experience.

  • I did my enrollment on arrival two weeks ago and am still waiting for approval, does it take long to receive approval after EoA?

  • I did my enrollment online. Waiting on conditional approval.
    So question is can ‘conditionally approved’ or ‘online enrollment completed with fees paid’ people go to “enrollment on arrival” section and complete the interview at the international arrival airport?
    (Provided the airport immigration service is supporting this service on that day)

  • I applied for global entry last spring for my family of 5. We had a Spring Break trip from Mexico to SLC with a 3 hour layover in Phoenix. We applied and got conditional approval in around 2 weeks. We were able to do enrollment on arrival for all of us during our Phoenix layover. In total it took around an hour for all of us to be processed and really was quite straightforward. Just wanted to give another data point where the process worked well. The only frustration I had with the process was that each applicant had to have a unique email address to apply. It can be hard to keep track of multiple emails and logins for young children who can’t manage thier own accounts.

  • My husband and I enrolled and got ‘’conditionally approved’ several months ago. We travelled to Buffalo NY, then rode across the border to Niagara Falls. When we return tomorrow, will we be able to to EOA before we cross the border at customs in the car OR will be able to complete EOA at the Buffalo Airport before our flight back to Atlanta? It is not an international flight.
    I tried to call the numbers on the website, but no one is answering the phone. I was hopeful that I would have some answers BEFORE we actually started our trip back.

    • You will not be able to do EOA driving or at the Buffalo airport. It is only available upon arriving from an international flight.

  • I live in the UAE and have been conditionally approved for my renewal.

    Can I arrive in Abu Dhabi from another country in the region (let’s say Qatar) and complete my interview then? Or do I need to arrive in Abu Dhabi from the US?

  • My wife will be returning from an international trip in a few weeks. We’re hopeful that her Global Entry application will be conditionally approved by then. If she has secured her conditional GE approval will the Global Entry Upon arrival process also allow for her TSA PreCheck approved?

  • I’m a little confused. You state that with EOA “you can skip the normal immigration line and head straight for a designated lane to hammer out your interview”, but later you mention that a downside to using EOA is that “you won’t be able to get TSA PreCheck until you’ve completed your interview.”
    Isn’t an interview included as part of the EOA process? Please clarify. Thank you.

  • Just traveled internationally through Toronto and Montreal. Both offices are closed for EOA. Agents at both locations reported the offices have been closed since the start of COVID with no anticipated date of re-opening.

  • I m already in Las Vegas, can i just go to the EoA anytime now from 3 Jan to 9 Jan before i depart from LAS to Singapore? or i only can go to the EoA when i depart from LAS on 9 Jan?

  • Has anyone recently (Jan. 2023) tried EOA at Montreal YUL coming from US to complete Global Entry Interview?

  • Has anybody tried EOA in Dublin? We’re in Orlando and there’s never any appointments available, and we’re traveling to Dublin in June. I’d like to be able to hit the EOA in Dublin, but 1) not sure when they’re open, and 2) how a USA citizen gets to the EOA in Dublin because I assume we’ll be being processed by Ireland/EU customs, not USA customs.
    Any help would be appreciated!

    • Flying cmh to dfw to PVR. PVR doesn’t participate in enrollment on arrival. My return is PVR to phx to cmh. Will I do customs at phx or cmh? Trying to figure which airport to do my enrollment in arrival as I am conditionally preapproved.

    • You can do EOA in Dublin when you leave Dublin back to USA – you cannot do it when you arrive in Dublin. For countries outside the USA it works in reserve – you clear US customs when you leave the country, not when you enter it.

      • My wife and I submitted our Global Entry apps at the same time September 2022. She was conditionally approved in 6 days. My conditional approval came 10 months later on the last day of an international trip (USA to Montreal, Canada Trudeau Airport) July 2023. Timing is a total crap shoot. Can’t speed it up or control it in any way. The great news is EOA works! On the last day of our trip, I received the “your status has changed” email from DHS.gov. I logged in and saw I was conditionally approved. In countries where the US has a preclearance agreement, you can do EOA with a US Customs agent in that country’s international airport. After you clear customs for your RETURN FLIGHT, ask for a US agent to do your EOA interview. We waited about 40 minutes to see an agent and completed the interview pretty quickly. When the agent pulled up my information, he said “Oh wow! You were just cleared this morning!” The agent was very nice. We arrived at the airport just over 3 hours before our flight time. Even had time to eat at a sit down restaurant in our terminal.

  • We are flying Ft. Lauderdale to Bahamas. Then on the return flight we are flying from Bahamas to Phoenix with a layover in Miami. Can I do the global entry on arrival in Nassau? Or with this itinerary, can it only be done in Miami? Our connection is only 1.5 hours so it is tight.

    • According to website you can do EOA at Bahamas. I was there yesterday and I attempted to finalize my 2 year olds Conditionally approved application – I was told to talk to the boss after we had waited on this obnoxiously long line even though my wife and I both have Global Entry. The boss there told me that they were not doing interviews until 2pm. Well my flight is at 2pm. So l thought I could just get it over with when we got home to NY at JFK. Well unfortunately since Bahamas was preclearance we lost our opportunity according to the nasty unapologetic CPB agent that was doing appointment based interviews in the area outside security passed baggage claim. Was hoping there was a human being there understanding of this ridiculous situation. No luck there. Would love to write a letter to the politicians who are in charge of their funding. Any ideas? Not like a company where you can complain. They obviously don’t care about the citizens they protect. Whole
      System should be reevaluated.

  • We have applied for Global Entry and been conditionally approve, we’re flying into JFK later this month. So I wanted to ask a couple of questions if I may. Where is the interview on arrival at JFK, do we need to go via Global Entry and and look for the EoA interview? Or is it via Non-US and we have the EoA interview past that point?

  • I am about to travel to Asia and will be back to LAX in about 3 weeks. If I apply for Global Entry now, May 5th, 2023, will I be in time to get a pre-approved and do the Enroll on Arrival when I come back toward the end of May?

    • It’s impossible to know for sure. Some people get pre-approved in a matter of days, maybe a week. Others sit in limbo for months.

  • If both parents have global entry do minor children have to get it also to use the program?

    • Yes they do. Unlike TSA Precheck, children must have their own membership to use the program.

  • I came in yesterday to JFK, and the agent at the interview room, said “we don’t have any agents to do the interview…”

  • Hi, I’m leaving cancun and layover in Houston this weekend end destination is Las Vegas. I have my conditional ok and would love to do a interview when I arrive. Is that possible?

  • Hello,

    I was wondering if you knew how many address verification documents we need to provide in addition to our driver’s license? I am unable to find that information on their website.

  • Good morning!

    I have a question on EOA. I have an interview scheduled for 8/21 but if I want to change it to EOA on 11/30 – how should i do it? Should I reschedule or cancel as the interview site does nmot show an option for EOA.

    Thanks,

  • I’ve booked an online appointment in an Enrollment Center at JFK on my arrival date from an international flight but then realised its not the same like Enrollment on Arrival.
    Because i shouldn’t cancel my appointment(website says your current status can be revoked) i just thought I’ll do i instead on arrival, as I’m not sure now, if i even would make it to my appointment in time(2h after arrival at another terminal)
    What do you think i should do?

  • A quick update from someone for whom this worked great: I did this at Salt Lake City airport upon arrival in September 2023. There were no special lines or rooms. I just asked the officer in the little glass booth (the “where were you/what was the purpose of your trip” stop) if he had time to review my application. He did — took my electronic fingerprints— and verbally confirmed the information on my application. I just stood right there at the same plexiglass booth we all know. The info was already in his system. Took maybe 5-7 extra minutes and the officer was very nice about it all despite long lines. I had my “final approval” email and TTP numbers the next morning. Great experience.

  • If I am flying AUH-CDG_ATL the Global Entry interview will be in Abu Dhabi or Atlanta?

    Also flight departs at 8:15AM from Abu Dhabi and arrives at 9:30PM in Atlanta so I am also concerned about being out of office hours.

    • You clear Customs in Abu Dhabi, so that’s where the interview would be. If the customs facility is open for your 8:15am departure (and it will be), they should have staff on hand to perform the interview!

      • Even if there is a connection in Paris. That was the part that confused me. I thought pre-clearance was on flights directly coming to USA.

        • Apologies, I misread your question. You would not clear customs in AUH but instead upon arrival in ATL, as your flight from AUH-CDG would not be in the secure Preclearance area that requires clearing customs before boarding.

  • Traveling through ORD to Montreal YUL can I get EOA in Montreal on Sunday? Do I need to get EOA on the Return in ORD on Friday passing thru to my final domestic destination?

    • You would go through EoA in Montreal before your return flight to Chicago, as that’s where you clear customs and immigration because major Canadian airports have “Preclearance” facilities.

  • I applied for global entry I do have TSA approval
    My status is still pending.I leave for France next week.
    Can I use the entry approval at Ohara when returning

    • You will need to have a “Conditionally approved” status in order to be eligible for Enrollment on Arrival.

  • I’m returning from Rome to Calgary, Alberta. Can I go through EOA then? Or does it have to be from a USA city? Already completed the CAN part.

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