One of the best things I’ve ever done as a traveler was sign up for Global Entry. Getting it was really easy and straight forward, see here. Once approved for Global Entry, I also got a complimentary membership to TSA Pre-check.
One of the best things I’ve ever done as a traveler was signed up for Global Entry. Getting it was really easy and straightforward, see here. Once approved for Global Entry, I also got a complimentary membership to TSA Pre-check.
Seeing the ease it brought to my travels, and since I go to London often, I decided to sign up for United Kingdoms Trusted Traveller program.
The Trusted Traveller program gives travelers that fly into the UK often the ability to have faster access to the country by using its electronic kiosks at the airport. The requirements are listed here.
After filling application, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Border Force (U.K version of CBP) with information regarding your payment and application. The process takes about 10 business days.
Your next email will let you know if any information is needed on your behalf. My dilemma was an easy fix, they stated they had no evidence of me ever entering the United Kingdom. They also sent a list of what was needed.
From there, you receive a provisional acceptance to the program with steps on how to complete your application.
Luck would have it that the day I got accepted into the program, I was flying to London the very next day. There is no interview process per say. All you have to do is write your application number on the back of your landing card and once the border patrol agent is pleased, he gives you a card with your name and your Trusted Traveller number.
The next business day you will receive an email welcoming you to the program and another email offering more details on the program. Keep in mind the program only is worth it if you do multiple trips within the United Kingdom per year. The initial £70 ($88). Then £50 ($63) annually. Faster entry into any country is a steal so why not try it out.
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