Qualified Dominican Republic citizens are now eligible to apply for the Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced. Successful applicants will benefit from expedited immigration and customs clearance when they enter the United States through a participating airport. The Dominican Republic joins a growing list of 15 Global Entry partners with full arrangements, including Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
Dominican Republic citizens interested in Global Entry membership must set up an account in CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) website, complete a TTP online application, and pay a $100 non-refundable application fee. Applicants are subject to background checks and an in-person interview with a CBP officer. Once the background check is complete, CBP will notify applicants whether they have been accepted into the program. Global Entry membership is valid for five years, though a violation of program rules could result in revocation of membership privileges.
Once a citizen of the Dominican Republic is enrolled in Global Entry, they may also be eligible to be selected for expedited security screening at U.S. airports through the TSA Pre-Check program.