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Global Entry Now Available at John Wayne Airport

John Wayne Airport (JWA) is pleased to announce the addition of Global Entry, now available for passengers arriving at JWA from Mexico. Global Entry logoGlobal Entry is a program offered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.

How it Works:

  • Travelers must be pre-approved for the Global Passenger using Global Entry KioskEntry program.  Travelers interested in signing up for Global Entry can apply here.

  • All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and interview before enrollment.

  • Program participants present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card at a Global Entry kiosk at JWA or participating airport, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration.

  • The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.

Travelers who sign up and are approved for Global Entry are automatically enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre✓™ program, which rolled out in Terminal A at JWA in December 2012. TSA Pre-check logoBenefits of this program include being able to leave shoes, light outerwear and belts on, keeping laptops in cases and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in a carry-on bag during the security screening process. Read more about this TSA program here.

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