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
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.
Congratulations! You've been conditionally approved for Global Entry. The next step is to schedule your interview at Chicago Field Office Enrollment Center.
You might notice that Chicago Field Office Enrollment Center 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 at Chicago Field Office Enrollment Center, you can find an appointment that fits your schedule.
This is exactly what Global Entry Alerts does. We monitor the interview slots at Chicago Field Office Enrollment Center 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.Sign Up For Global Entry Alerts
610 S. CANAL STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60607
Phone Number: +1 3125425700
Directions: Hours of operation: 0815am to 1530pm DRIVE- I290 East to Canal Street exit. Drive South approx. 200 yards (crossing Harrison) until you see the building on the right. Parking is not available at this location. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION- CTA Blue Line (El) exit at Clinton St. Walk southbound .2 miles to Harrison St. At Harrison St., turn left. Turn right at Canal St. Building entrance will be on right.
Notes: Check in with security staff at the main entrance to the building on Canal Street. Once cleared by security, take the elevator to the 6th floor. After exiting the elevator, press the buzzer (on the wall to the left). An officer will provide further instructions. Please be advised the Global Entry Enrollment Center hours of operation at 610 S. Canal Chicago, IL is 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM Monday – Friday. The office is CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays. ****REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION**** Please note that all Global Entry applicants are required to bring the following documents to their interview. (1) ALL applicants are required to bring their VALID Passport Booklet. Applicants who have additional citizenships are to bring the countries passport(s) as well if valid. (2) Proof of Residence – If the address on your Driver’s License is not current, please bring another proof of address (e.g., utility bill, bank statement, mortgage or lease statement, etc.) (3) U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents are required to bring their Lawful Permanent Resident card (I-551). (4) If you are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, you are required to bring proof of status (e.g., Visa [may be attached to an expired passport], Employment Authorization Form, Form I-797 Notice of Action, Form I-94, Student Sevis Form I-20, etc.).
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