Global Entry for Children
Children of all ages can now access Fast Track Services to join the United States fast track program known as Global Entry. Fast Track Services are the only world specialists in global passport control fast track programs. We ensure that your application has every chance of success by ensuring it is complete, accurate and mistake-free. We also advise you of any additional steps you need to take and of any additional documentation you must provide. We advise you of any problems you may encounter from filing the application and we respond to most questions within 1 business day. We help you to make your mandatory Global Entry membership interview once your application is successful.
Child applicants need the consent of a parent or guardian in order to enroll onto the Global Entry program; the parent or guardians details must be logged onto the Global Entry application form and at the time of the child's interview a parent or legal guardian must also attend. The consenting parent or guardian does NOT have to be a Global Entry member themselves. All child applicants will be background and security checked before being invited for interview. This means that the US Customs and Border Authorities will check with immigration and law enforcement agencies to ensure that the child has not committed any violations, which would negate their status as a low risk traveler.
The child applicant needs to have a valid passport in order to apply for the Global Entry program. Child applicants pay the same fees and follow the same procedures as adults, which means that children regardless of their age must attend a compulsory Global Entry interview where their biometric data including their fingerprints will be collected.
Children travelling with only one parent or with someone who is not their parent must carry with them documentation to prove that they have the legal authority to accompany the child. This documentation should take the form of a notarized letter signed by both parents or legal guardians. The letter should state:
"I acknowledge that my wife/husband/sister/friend etc. is traveling out of the country with my son/daughter/group. He/She/They has/have my permission to do so." The letter should be updated on a regular basis if the child is a frequent traveller.
In the event that a child has only one parent, the child or accompanying adult needs to bring relevant documentation proving this eg a death certificate of the deceased parent or a custody order or a birth certificate naming only one parent etc. US Customs and Immigration may not ask to see the documentation but if they do and you do not have it, you will be detained until the child's circumstances can be determined. You should also be aware that other countries in particular Canada require this documentation as a matter of law.
Children under 18 can travel alone to a foreign country but should travel with a notarized parental permission letter in English, which contains the following information:
It is advisable to contact US Embassy in the country the child is visiting before travelling. A list of embassy's and entry requirements can be obtained at the Department of State Web site.
Fast Track Services specializes in the checking and processing of Global Entry applications. We are a private company and are not related to any government agency. We cannot affect the outcome of your Global Entry membership.
STEP 1: Each applicant must pay the Fast Track Services fee by clicking the payment button
STEP 2: Download and fill out the Global Entry application form
STEP 4: Wait for outcome of security and background checks – this process takes 2-6 weeks
STEP 5: Receive confirmation and attend an interview at a US enrolment centre of your choice.
To join the Global Entry Program all applicants including children must pay the following fees:
|Fast Track Services Processing Fee||$149.99||One off payment via PayPal|
|Global Entry Membership Fee||$100||Valid for 5 years of membership|