Global Entry Program: What Else do I Need to Know?
When you use the Global Entry kiosk, you will be prompted to insert your machine-readable passport in the passport reader. You will also be prompted to place your fingers on the kiosk for fingerprint verification and to look into the camera, which will then verify your Global Entry membership against the biometrics stored in the database.
The personal information you provide, including the fingerprint biometric, may be shared with other government and law enforcement agencies in the operation of the pilot program.
All travelers, including Global Entry members, are subject to random examinations by CBP officers.
How do I declare goods?
As a Global Entry member, you must declare all goods you are importing into the United States.
If you are entering the U.S. and are importing goods, you may either use the kiosk to declare goods or you may go to a regular processing lane to declare goods to a CBP officer. For more information see the CBP brochure Know Before You Go.
You will be required to complete the Customs Declaration questions presented on the kiosk; however you will not need to complete the Customs Declaration Form (CBP 6059B) before arrival.
Are there import restrictions?
Penalties for Program Violations
- You must report any controlled, restricted, or prohibited firearms or weapons, including mace, pepper spray, and stun guns.
- You must report any controlled, restricted, or prohibited goods, animals, or plants. This includes controlled, restricted, or prohibited substances, endangered animals or species, and fruits and vegetables. For more information, see the pamphlet Know Before You Go.
- If you are carrying over $10,000 USD or foreign equivalent, in currency or monetary instruments into or out of the U.S., you must declare the currency using the regular inspection line.
CBP Officers will strictly enforce the law. Any time you enter the United States you may be subject to a full inspection. If you violate any condition of this pilot program, or any law or regulation of the U.S., officers may:
- Revoke your Global Entry privileges;
- Seize any undeclared goods;
- Issue penalties; and/or
- Start criminal prosecution; and
- Initiate any other legal proceedings as appropriate.