Global Entry Now Open Thursdays at Township Office
THE WOODLANDS, TX – With success of the Global Entry Enrollment Center in The Woodlands, the Township Board of Directors approved U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s request to increase the number of operating days at Town Hall from twice a month to one day per week, occurring every Thursday.
Enrollment in Global Entry is now available every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at The Woodlands Township, located at 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard in The Woodlands. Those interested in applying must complete an application online and pay a fee prior to enrolling. Please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website to find out how to apply for Global Entry.
“With only two such enrollment centers currently available in the Houston area, this is a substantial draw to visit The Woodlands,” said Bruce Rieser, Chairman of Visit The Woodlands, an organization that promotes travel and tourism to The Woodlands. “It is amenities like this that make a real difference for our town to be able to continue drawing visitors. We’re excited to be able to have this amenity in The Woodlands.”
Earlier this year, The Woodlands Township began offering Global Enrollment at the front desk of its offices. The service gives residents of The Woodlands who travel internationally a more convenient way to expedite their return home. CBP offers Global Entry enrollment at 11 sites throughout the state of Texas including The Woodlands Township. The next nearest location to The Woodlands is George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
“We’re proud to be chosen as a community that will partner with CBP for an enrollment center for Global Entry,” said Gordy Bunch, Chairman of The Woodlands Township. “I can tell you there are hundreds of residents here locally who will utilize this service. It’s a tremendously popular program, so this is a real value to The Woodlands residents who are frequent international business travelers. It’s just another way we can serve our residents while continuing to add amenities that will also attract regional visitors.”
Global Entry is a CBP Trusted Traveler Program that allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Currently available at 53 U.S. airports and 15 Preclearance locations, Global Entry streamlines the international arrivals process at airports for trusted travelers.
For more information on The Woodlands Township, please visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov, or call 281-210-3800.