Is criminal history a disqualifier for Global Entry?

Global Entry is a risk-based approach to facilitate the entry of pre-approved travelers. Applicants may not qualify for Global Entry participation if they:

·         Provide false or incomplete information on the application;

·         Have been convicted of any criminal offense or have pending criminal charges, including outstanding warrants;

·         Have been found in violation of any customs, immigration or agriculture regulations or laws in any country;

·         Are subjects of an investigation by any federal, state or local law enforcement agency;

·         Are inadmissible to the U.S. under immigration regulation, including applicants with approved waivers of inadmissibility or parole documentation; or if they


·         Cannot satisfy CBP of their low-risk status or meet other program requirements.


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Can I join Global Entry if I am not a U.S. citizen or U.S. lawful permanent resident?

Global Entry is also available to citizens of the Netherlands who are enrolled in FLUX and Korean Smart Entry Service members. Citizens of Germany, Panama, and Mexico may also apply for Global Entry. Canadian NEXUS members have Global Entry benefits, but are not eligible to join.


Are all U.S. visa classifications eligible for participation in Global Entry?


If your country has a bilateral trusted traveler arrangement with CBP, you may participate in Global Entry provided you are not entering the U.S. under one of the following visa categories:

·         C-1 - Alien in Transit

·         C-2 - Alien in Transit to United Nations

·         C-3 - Foreign Government Official In transit

·         H-1C - Registered Nurse

·         H-2A - Agricultural worker

·         H-2B - Unskilled worker

·         H-2R - Returning H-2B

·         H-3 - Trainee

·         K-1 - Fiancé of U.S. Citizen

·         K-2 - Child of K-1

·         K-3 - Spouse of U.S. Citizen

·         K-4 - Child of K-3

·         M-1 - Vocational student

·         M-2 - Spouse/child of M-1

·         N-8 - Parent of SK-3

·         N-9 - Child of N-8, SK-1, SK-2, SK-4

·         Q-1 - Participant in an International Exchange Program

·         Q-2 - Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Principal

·         Q-3 - Spouse and Minor Children of Q-2

·         S-5 - Witness/Informant

·         S-6 - Witness/Informant

·         S-7 - Family members of S-5, S-6

·         T-1 - Trafficking victim

·         T-2 - Spouse of T-1

·         T-3 - Child of T-1

·         T-4 - Parent of T-1

·         T-5 - Sibling of T-1

·         U-1 - Criminal Activity Victim

·         U-2 - Spouse of U-1

·         U-3 - Child of U-1

·         U-4 - Parent of U-1

·         U-5 - Sibling of U-1