ELIGIBILITY INTERVIEWS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER FOR GLOBAL ENTRY PROGRAM
Frequent international flyers can
skip the hassle at customs by registering for the Global Entry
program. If enough travelers sign up for this convenient
service, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency will
conduct interviews at the Texas Medical Center for TMC member
institutions, including the University of Houston.
The Global Entry program began in 2007 as a way for frequent
travelers who are pre-approved and low risk to receive expedited
clearance into the United States for a total of five years.
Instead of waiting through long lines, during the duration of
their membership participants can instead utilize automated
kiosks located at select airports around the nation, including
our very own George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
To be eligible, travelers must have never been convicted of a
criminal offense or been found in violation of customs,
agricultural or immigration laws. They must also never have been
the subject of an investigation by any federal, state or local
law enforcement agency.
If 12 travelers from the TMC member institutions register for
the program by February 29, 2012, then the eligibility
interviews will be scheduled at the Texas Medical Center.
Travelers interested in participating must:
1. Register online at
www.globalentry.gov and receive their
registration ID number.
2. Contact Laura Jordan, Project Management Specialist at Texas
Medical Center at
713-795-1236 to provide registration ID number and schedule
eligibility interview with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
For more information on Global Entry, visit