After a temporary five-month closure, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the partial reopening of the Global Entry Enrollment Center (GEEC) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Conditionally approved applicants can now schedule their appointments for interviews beginning November 11. During the partial GEEC reopening phase, CBP officers will be able to conduct 150 daily interviews instead of 250 at full capacity.
LAX’s GEEC was temporally closed on June 23 in response to the humanitarian and security crisis at the Southwest border. CBP reduced staff at Global Entry Enrollment Centers nationwide and reassigned them to support frontline traveler processing. To mitigate the impact, The LA/Long Beach Seaport GEEC located in Long Beach, continued at full capacity processing applicants from Los Angeles and surrounding counties.
Conditionally approved Global Entry applicants can also save time and participate in Enrollment on Arrival (EoA). EoA is CBP program that allows Global Entry conditionally approved applicants to complete their interviews upon arrival into the United States.
The EoA program eliminates the need for a Global Entry applicant to schedule an interview at an enrollment center to complete the application process. When landing in an international terminal follow the signage directing you to CBP officers who can complete your Global Entry interview during your admissibility inspection.
The GEEC at LAX was expanded and relocated to La Cienega Blvd. location in November 2018. Since its inception in October 2008, CBP officers at LAX have enrolled 415,306 applicants. During the same period, Global Entry kiosks have processed 3,006,447 travelers at international airports within the Los Angeles area.