Global Entry: With this membership, you can expect to arrive at US border patrol and Customs and check in at an easy access kiosk. Avoid long lines and processing paperwork and look forward to expedited entry benefits in other countries. What to expect: $100 application fee, an in-person interview, background check, and fingerprinting. Downside: It can potentially take several months to process your application, so get on it! Upside: You are TSA-PreCheck approved with this option!
TSA PreCheck: Get through airport security screenings faster and forget about removing your shoes, and belts and laptops. No more walking around barefoot on those gross floors, hallelujah!. What to expect: $85 fee, a visit to an application center for identity verification (online applications available soon). Downside: It doesn’t apply to all airports, but it’s currently available at 118 of them. Upside: Faster processing, and zero concern for the spread of foot fungus.
I don’t know about you, but I am signing up today! Happy Travels!
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