Global Entry Appeal

What is the Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program?

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Different from the TSA PreCheck program, Global Entry provides expedited security screening and expedited customs screening benefits for international air travelers entering the United States.

If you were recently denied admission into the Global Entry Trusted Traveler program, please contact our office to discuss the possibility of an appeal. Our experienced Global Entry appeal attorneys will first assess the strength of your appeal, then prepare your relevant paperwork and submit it to the CBP Ombudsman.

If your Global Entry Appeal is granted you can expect to be admitted to the Global Entry Program, allowing expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.

How do I know if I qualify for a Global Entry Appeal?

According to the CBP website, all U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents, and citizens of the following countries qualify for Global Entry membership:

  • Citizens of India
  • Citizens of Colombia
  • Citizens of United Kingdom
  • Citizens of Germany
  • Citizens of Panama
  • Citizens of Singapore
  • Citizens of South Korea
  • Citizens of Switzerland
  • Mexican nationals

If you are under the age of 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to participate in the program.

Additionally, persons are not be eligible for participation in the Global Entry program if you:

  • Provide false or incomplete information on the application;
  • Have been convicted of any criminal offense or have pending criminal charges or outstanding warrants (to include driving under the influence);
  • Have been found in violation of any customs, immigration or agriculture regulations or laws in any country;
  • Are the subject of an ongoing investigation by any federal, state or local law enforcement agency;
  • Are inadmissible to the United States under immigration regulation, including applicants with approved waivers of inadmissibility or parole documentation; or
  • Cannot satisfy CBP of your low-risk status.

While the factors above are guiding regulations, the final and last item – “cannot satisfy CBP of your low-risk status” – allows for large leeway. CBP is given broad discretion in the determination of eligibility, and will deny you entry if they cannot determine you are a “low-risk traveler.”

Common reasons for denial are past criminal convictions, arrests, or customs violations.

Learn more about a Global Entry appeal on our Lifeback Legal website or request a free consultation below.

Lifeback Legal is the Global Entry appeal division of the Law Firm of Shea M. Randall. We are a full service Law Firm — from gathering documentation, hand-crafting appeals, and dealing with the headache of the appeal process.


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