Prepping for More Travel

Sug recently returned from a mission trip to Guatemala where she breezed past the security screening because she had been pre-screened.

Personal questions are part of the online questionnaire.

When we heard how it expedited the trip we decided to do the same.

UPDATE:  I canceled my appointment because the Global Entry program supersedes and includes the TSA Pre-check. 

I’ll be interviewed tomorrow.

The online questionnaire took about 5 minutes after which I was directed to schedule an interview at a local office. Tomorrow I have a face-to-face interrogation at which I’ll be finger-printed and pay $85.

I’m ready to travel.

Actually Sug’s pass is called Global Entry which I have now also applied for. This is a little more involved and costs $100.  I’ll make a report after my interview is complete.

Do you use expedited travel documents?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “Prepping for More Travel”

    1. The GOES program has been replaced by the Trusted Traveler Program. It seems to be the same thing. Thus far I’ve never been held up at customs but I never bring in anything to declare. Jo

    1. You can easily enroll on line and then have an interview at the airport on the same day that you leave (according to the website). Jo

      1. From the customs website: Enrollment on Arrival is a program operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to allow Global Entry applicants who are conditionally approved to complete their interviews upon arrival into the United States. The Enrollment on Arrival program eliminates the need for a Global Entry applicant to schedule an interview at an enrollment center to complete the application process.

        When landing in an international terminal follow the signage directing you to CBP officers who can complete your Global Entry interview during your admissibility inspection. You won’t need any additional documents other than the requisite documents for international travel (e.g., your passport).

        If you would like to save time and effort, then join thousands of other Global Entry applicants who are conditionally approved and participate in Enrollment on Arrival.

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