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 Niagara Falls GE Only.
You might notice that Niagara Falls GE Only 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 Niagara Falls GE Only, you can find an appointment that fits your schedule.
This is exactly what Global Entry Alerts does. We monitor the interview slots at Niagara Falls GE Only 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.
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2250 Whirlpool St
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone Number: +1 7162824663
Directions: The Whirlpool EC is located at 2250 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY. The EC is located adjacent to the U.S. side of the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls. ****Do NOT enter the U.S. at the Whirlpool Bridge unless you are a current NEXUS or Global Entry member in possession of a valid card.********** If you or a passenger in your vehicle do not have valid NEXUS or Global Entry cards, you may instead enter the U.S. at the Rainbow, Lewiston/Queenston, or Peace Bridges.
Notes: 1) Only those with scheduled appointments will be allowed to enter the enrollment center. 2) You MUST bring proof of citizenship (NO COPIES) with you to your interview. For Global Entry applicants this MUST be a valid passport. 3) You must schedule an appointment for each applicant in your family or domicile. If there are not enough appointments available on a particular day to accommodate the members of your family, then you must select another day. Appointments are not required to be in sequential time slots, you may come in at any one of the appointment times. 4) If ever arrested, you must bring original court documentation for each arrest that clearly shows the charge and disposition of each charge. 5) Applicants who require a visa must provide a valid I-94 at the time of interview, this includes those participating in the Visa Waiver Program. 6) Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. NOTE: If the interview is for a child under the age of 18 AND the child does not reside with both parents or legal guardians; then the other parent or legal guardian must sign a letter of consent agreeing to the minor’s enrollment in the Trusted Traveler Program. To expedite the interview process, please email BuffaloTTP@cbp.dhs.gov and input "Letter of Consent" into the subject line to obtain a copy of this consent in advance. In cases of sole custody or if only one parent is recorded on the minor's birth certificate, the parent or legal guardian does not require a consent letter but must provide proof of sole custody agreement or long form birth certificate.
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