Global Entry for citizens of the Netherlands

Global Entry gets you through border control faster at some airports in the USA. Dutch nationals can apply for Global Entry through the US Customs and Border Protection's website.

The US authorities are responsible for the overall Global Entry membership process. The background check is carried out by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.

Once you have got Global Entry membership you:

  • will not need to queue to speak to a Customs and Border Protection officer;
  • can use the Global Entry lane with electronic check in.

You will still need a visa or ESTA.

If you have a Green Card, apply for Global Entry directly with the USA - you do not need a background check from the Marechaussee.

How to apply

The registration process begins on the US Customs and Border Protection's website. This website contains further information on applying for Global Entry and the applicable terms and conditions. Global Entry membership lasts for 5 years. It costs $100. You will not get a refund if you fail the checks.

Travellers should ensure that their ‘Berichtenbox’ (personal inbox for messages from the Dutch government) will accept messages from the Marechaussee to allow them to give consent online to the background check being initiated.