Global Entry Program: Enrollement event in Switzerland

Travelers standing at Global Entry Kiosks at an international airport
Global Entry Kiosks, located at international airports, simplify the passenger`s entry into the United States (Photo: James Tourtellotte)

At its meeting on 11 January 2017 the Federal Council approved Switzerland’s participation in the Global Entry Program of the United States of America and authorized the necessary amendment to the Federal Office of Police’s (fedpol) Fees Ordinance. From 1 February 2017 Swiss nationals can register with fedpol to participate in the program. The program facilitates entry to the USA following pre-clearance security checks by the Swiss and US police authorities.

You can find more information on the website of the U.S. embassy in Switzerland.

Topics
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