Expanding border entry in Minnesota with Global Entry Kiosk

By KBJR News 1

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Expanding border entry in Minnesota with Global Entry Kiosk

May 29, 2014 Updated May 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM CDT

Grand Portage, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is expanding its Global Entry Program by adding a kiosk at the Port in Grand Portage, MN.

CBP defines Global Entry as a voluntary expedited clearance initiative for low risk international travelers, who are processed by biometric identification using a kiosk. People can use the kiosk versus waiting in line for entry at certain CBP airports.

The Global Entry kiosk in Grand Portage, MN, hours will begin on June 1:
–Tuesday's – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
–Thursday's – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

In order to use Global Entry, people must apply online ($100 application fee for five–year membership), have a background check and do an in–person interview. There are nearly 300 kiosks at 34 U.S. airports, as well as 10 locations in Canada and Ireland, to expedite traveling.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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