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 How to skip the Lines at U.S. Customs- when traveling from Jamaica!

Everything you need to know about skipping those long lines in custom when traveling to Jamaica.  Thanks to technology and innovative services, we can now breeze through these lines as quickly as the flight crew. 

Outlined below are some ideas to help with making your travel less stressful.

Club Mobay Service:

Club Mobay’s let customers skip lines the long immigration lines, and are fast-tracked through both immigration and customs, on arrival and departure from Jamaica. 

Skip The Lines At US Customs

US Border & Customs Protection:

“The use of automated technology allows for the customs declaration form process to start with the traveler,” said Rob Brisley, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson. “Global Entry is a valuable service for someone who travels numerous international trips, or even once or twice a year.”

Now with the use of technology, anyone can zip through the US Customs and Border Protection, quickly, and efficiently when they obtained the Trusted Traveler. However, before you are granted the Trusted Travelers status; you must first be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. 

What Is The Global Entry

Global Entry is a program offered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service that allows pre-approval of low-risk travelers; to receive expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States. 

Once approved, your Global Entry Status is good for five years and can be renewed at any Global Entry centers across the United States. Currently, there are more than 40 airports worldwide with Global Entry enrollment centers.

An additional perk of the Global Entry program is that members are also eligible to participate in TSA PreCheck, the Transportation Security Administration’s expedited security program.

How To Apply For Global Entry

Before you apply, you will need to check to see if you are eligible for the Global Entry program.

 Please follow these steps:

  1. Anyone regardless of their age can create a Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) account.
  2. You are required to create your TTP account., as well as a complete application form.
  3. A non-refundable fee of $100 is required with each completed application.
  4. After your completed application and fees are accepting, CBP will review your application.
  5. Upon conditional approval of your application, an interview will be scheduled at a Global Entry Enrollment Center.
  6. A separate interview is scheduled for each applicant.
  7. You will need to bring a valid passport(s) and one other form of identification, such as a driver’s license or ID card to the interview.
  8. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you must present your machine-readable permanent resident card.

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Not Qualified for Global Entry

Why not take advantage of the free Mobile Passport Control app that is available for both Android and iOS. This is currently available at 21 airports and will be debuting in many more markets soon.

The app streamlines customs processing by allowing you to submit passport information and answer some questions for Custom and Border Protection. Once this is completed, the app generates a bar code for review by the CPB. No pre-approval is necessary.

There is also Automated Passport Control that complements the MPC. This free process does not require pre-approval travelers to use, just put your information into the self-service kiosks, and take the receipt to CBP officers for review. 

The Automatic Passport Control Program is ideal for a family traveling together, as it allows a household to be processed together.

“If your port of entry has APC or MPC, it is always the best step, as it allows for officers not to have to input or review written travel documents,” said Brisley

Finally, if not of the options are available to you, arrive at the airport early to get a seat closer to the front of the plane. Complete your landing paperwork before the flight land, as people who do not fill out their paperwork are usually the ones holding up the lines. Make sure you are in the correct line, and, if possible, coming in on the first international flight arriving for the day. 

Note: The long lines will get worse as the day goes on, especially if you come in at a popular time. 

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