Global Entry kiosks at San José International Airport

Automated kiosks allow expedited processing

CBP Trusted Traveler Program ‘Global Entry’ Arrives at Mineta San José International Airport

Global Entry kiosks at San José
Two Global Entry kiosks are now in use at San José

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) now has two Global Entry kiosks in operation for passengers arriving from international destinations.

Global Entry allows expedited CBP clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Global Entry members flying into San José can now take advantage of this program.

SJC Director of Aviation Kim Becker Aguirre said, “Our International Arrivals facility serves up to 600 international arriving passengers a day on All Nippon Airways from Tokyo, Alaska Airlines from Cabo San Lucas and Guadalajara and Volaris from Guadalajara. As SJC’s international passenger activity continues to grow, Global Entry is one solution to expediting travelers and enhancing their experience as they end their journey in San José.”

As an added benefit, Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in the TSAPre✓™ expedited screening program which is available at Mineta San José International Airport. Additional information is available on the Global Entry section of the CBP website.

While the goal of Global Entry is to speed passengers through the process, members may be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program’s terms and conditions will result in appropriate enforcement action and revocation of the traveler’s membership privileges.

How it works

Program participants proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler through an express line to baggage claim and the exit.

Which passengers are eligible?

Global Entry is a quick and easy way for trusted travelers to expedite their entry into the U.S. Announced as a pilot program in 2008, Global Entry was established as a permanent voluntary program in 2012 and is now operational at 42 U.S. airports and 11 preclearance locations.

U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents may apply for this trusted traveler program as well as citizens of certain countries with which CBP has reciprocal agreements, including Mexico, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea. Canadian citizens and residents enrolled in NEXUS may also use Global Entry. Persons under the age of 18 who meet the general eligibility criteria and have the consent of a parent or legal guardian are eligible to participate in Global Entry as well.

Applications must be completed and submitted online through the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) available through the CBP website. A non-refundable $100 per person application fee is payable on-line at the time of the application and is good for five years.