Philadelphia International Airport

Current wait time: 46 days

Global Entry Interview Guide

This guide will help with everything you need to know to prepare for and book your Global Entry interview at Philadelphia International Airport.

Step 1 - Apply for Global Entry

You must first apply for the Global Entry program through the DHS Trusted Traveler Programs website. You will be asked to pay a $100 fee for a 5 year membership. You will also have to fill out questions regarding your background.

Note: You are able to waive the $100 fee if you pay using one of these travel credit cards .

Start Your Global Entry Application

Step 2 - Wait for conditional approval

After your application has been submitted, you will have to wait for conditional approval. Conditional approval means that you have been pre approved for the Global Entry program, but you need to schedule an interview to finalize your application.

The conditional approval process can take anywhere from 24 hours to multiple months, depending on the volume of applications, your background, etc.

Step 3 - Schedule Your Global Entry interview

Congratulations! You've been conditionally approved for Global Entry. The next step is to schedule your interview at Philadelphia International Airport.

  • Click the button below to open the DHS Trusted Traveler Program website.
  • Scroll down to your state (PA)
  • Click on Philadelphia International Airport
  • Click on the "Chose This Location" button to see the available timeslots at Philadelphia International Airport
Schedule Your Global Entry Interview

Step 4 - Skip the Global Entry Interview wait time

You might notice that Philadelphia International Airport is showing "No appointments available for this location", or the next appointment available is months out.

So what can you do?

Global Entry interview appointments are constantly cancelled, rescheduled, and added. This means that if you can monitor the interview slots, you can find an appointment that fits your schedule.

This is exactly what Global Entry Alerts does. We monitor the interview slots at Philadelphia International Airport and send you an SMS alert when an appointment opens up. This way, you can skip the long wait time and book your interview as soon as this week.

Click below to sign up and cut months off your Global Entry interview appointment wait time.

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Philadelphia International Airport Details

Philadelphia International Airport Map


Phone Number: +1 (215) 863-4251

Directions: From the North or South on I95, take the airport exit, follow signs for arrivals road, rental car road, parking in term A west. Parking is NOT validated; it is your expense. CBP is on the 3rd floor, the international arrivals hall. At the left side of Intl Hall, just beyond the overhead "Do Not Enter" sign, next to the double glass doors. CBP Officers will come out every 15 minutes and will confirm your name and appointment time. no need to ring the door bell. Feel free to have a seat, an officer will come out and walk you in.

Notes: By appointment only. No walk-ins will be seen; an individual 1 per person appointment is required. **Scheduling of appointments can only be completed online through your account**Directions for multiple appointments must be followed as directed on the website. One appointment is for one person only, including immediate family members.

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