How Global Entry Works
Once you arrive at US customs, you can head to a Global Entry electronic kiosk next to the custom agent desks. There, you scan your passport, give your fingerprints, and answer the typical custom-form questions. You’ll get a paper receipt and then head to baggage claim. If you have something to declare, you’ll still have to go through that process. And there is a chance you’ll be marked for extra screening, of course. You can see the list of eligible airports here — there a ton. If the airport does not have Global Entry, you’ll have to wait in line with everyone else. But if kiosks are out of service, you can cut the line.