Facilitated entry to the USA ‒ Global Entry Program to begin for Switzerland in February 2017

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 read about the application procedure on the following page.

Topics
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Human Trafficking

According to the internationally accepted definition, trafficking in persons is the recruitment, transportation, harbouring or receipt of persons for the purpose of exploitation, and is a punishable offence in Switzerland under Article 182 of the Swiss Criminal Code (SCC).

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Corruption

Corruption is the term used to describe improper activities by persons in a position of trust in the public sector, in the judiciary, in political circles, in companies that operate at a national and/or an international level, or in non-profit organisations (such as associations or trusts) in order to gain an unjustifiable material or immaterial advantage.

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Money Laundering

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Cybercrime

The Cybercrime Coordination Unit Switzerland (CYCO) is the central office where persons can report suspect internet subject matter.