SENTRI and NEXUS Pass Members Apply for Global Entry Free
US citizens who hold SENTRI or NEXUS passes can now apply to join the Global Entry air card program without paying the $100 government application fee. In order to qualify you must have an ID code and password from the GOES enrollment system. Your application will be automatically approved if Customs and Border Protection have your biometric data on your NEXUS or SENTRI file. If this information is missing you will be conditionally approved and will have to attend an interview to have the biometrics taken. Your Global Entry air card will expire at the same time as your NEXUS or SENTRI pass. Once you have your Global Entry pass you can use the designated lanes and kiosks at most participating US airports. Children must be 14 years and over to qualify for the Global Entry program.
Greece Becomes the 36th Member of the Visa Waiver Program
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Greece as the 36th member of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which will facilitate travel for Greek citizens visiting the United States.
DHS is committed to guarding against terrorism while at the same time enhancing legal travel and trade with countries which are committed to strong security and screening procedures.
Greece’s VWP designation is the summit of more than two years of collaboration between the two countries. It means that the USA acknowledges that Greece meets with major information-sharing and security requirements, including timely reporting of stolen and lost passports, effective counterterrorism measures, border control and law enforcement.
As a result Greek citizens will be allowed to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without a visa. They will be required to obtain a visa waiver ESTA visa prior to their travel.