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How many trusted traveler programs can I sign up for?

Old Dec 26, 18, 11:59 am
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How many trusted traveler programs can I sign up for?

Starting this thread out of idle curiosity. As a US citizen and member of Global Entry, how many trusted traveler programs can I become a member of? I'm counting a trusted traveler program here as one that lets you enter/exit a country with minimal human interaction, so put another way, how many countries can I enter without potentially talking to anyone?

I currently count 12, including the US:
Country - Cost - Prerequisites - Name
  1. Australia - $0 - None - SmartGate
  2. Canada - $50 - Background check + enrollment - NEXUS
  3. Germany [Schengen] - $0 - Enrollment - EasyPass-RTP
  4. Hong Kong - $0 - 3 visits / yr or FFP - e-Channel Service for Frequent Visitors
  5. Japan - $0 - Have Global Entry - Trusted Traveler Program
  6. Mexico - $? - Have Global Entry - Viajero Confiable
  7. Panama - $100 - ? - Panama Global Pass
  8. Singapore - Global Entry + 2 visits / 2 yr - Singapore-US TTP
  9. South Korea - $100 - Global Entry - Smart Entry Service
  10. Taiwan - $100 - Global Entry - e-Gate
  11. United Kingdom - £70 - Enrollment - Registered Traveler
  12. USA - $100 - Background check + enrollment - Global Entry
Did I miss any?

I think there's also some interesting discussion to be had about the concept of paying to reduce friction at the border, but that's best left for another forum
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Old Dec 26, 18, 12:21 pm
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You should probably note that sometime next year US citizens (and from a very small number of other countries) will be able to use UK passport gates without enrolment in Registered Traveller until then you need to have 4 entries into the UK in the last 24 months to be able to apply/
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Old Dec 26, 18, 1:33 pm
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I renewed RT earlier this year right before that news came out. Hopefully this means that I won't have to keep paying 50 gbp every year.
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Old Dec 26, 18, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by redct View Post
Starting this thread out of idle curiosity. As a US citizen and member of Global Entry, how many trusted traveler programs can I become a member of? I'm counting a trusted traveler program here as one that lets you enter/exit a country with minimal human interaction, so put another way, how many countries can I enter without potentially talking to anyone?

I currently count 12, including the US:
Country - Cost - Prerequisites - Name
  1. Australia - $0 - None - SmartGate
  2. Canada - $50 - Background check + enrollment - NEXUS
  3. Germany [Schengen] - $0 - Enrollment - EasyPass-RTP
  4. Hong Kong - $0 - 3 visits / yr or FFP - e-Channel Service for Frequent Visitors
  5. Japan - $0 - Have Global Entry - Trusted Traveler Program
  6. Mexico - $? - Have Global Entry - Viajero Confiable
  7. Panama - $100 - ? - Panama Global Pass
  8. Singapore - Global Entry + 2 visits / 2 yr - Singapore-US TTP
  9. South Korea - $100 - Global Entry - Smart Entry Service
  10. Taiwan - $100 - Global Entry - e-Gate
  11. United Kingdom - £70 - Enrollment - Registered Traveler
  12. USA - $100 - Background check + enrollment - Global Entry
Did I miss any?

I think there's also some interesting discussion to be had about the concept of paying to reduce friction at the border, but that's best left for another forum
APEC? Sentry?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 3:55 pm
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APEC? Sentry?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 3:58 pm
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New Zealand also has an eGate program similar to Australia's SmartGate. There is no prerequisite other than holding one of the eligible passports (which include US). Cost is also $0.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 4:02 pm
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I'd count USA TSA PreCheck even though it's about airport security rather than immigration and customs.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I'd count USA TSA PreCheck even though it's about airport security rather than immigration and customs.
Good point, TSA often takes much longer than CBP and it also good for domestic travels; though as a GE member, TSA PreCheck is already included.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by redct View Post
Starting this thread out of idle curiosity. As a US citizen and member of Global Entry, how many trusted traveler programs can I become a member of? I'm counting a trusted traveler program here as one that lets you enter/exit a country with minimal human interaction, so put another way, how many countries can I enter without potentially talking to anyone?

I currently count 12, including the US:
Country - Cost - Prerequisites - Name
  1. Australia - $0 - None - SmartGate
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Originally Posted by sansnom_noname View Post
New Zealand also has an eGate program similar to Australia's SmartGate. There is no prerequisite other than holding one of the eligible passports (which include US). Cost is also $0.
Australia & New Zealand smartgate is not a "trusted traveler programs can I sign up for". Smartgate is nothing to do with USA global entry. No (prior) sign up needed. It is just the normal entry method for a large portion of travellers. Others go to a desk with an immigration officer for clearance to enter. Smartgate is mainly a automated cost saving (vs risk) program.
Smartgate at Australia & NZ immigration Click to open the wiki
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Old Jan 8, 19, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by redct View Post
  1. Japan - $0 - Have Global Entry - Trusted Traveler Program
2200JPY for Japan TTP
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Old Jan 9, 19, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by sansnom_noname View Post
New Zealand also has an eGate program similar to Australia's SmartGate. There is no prerequisite other than holding one of the eligible passports (which include US). Cost is also $0.
UAE has a similar program. In fact I think after the first time you enter the country and register your irises and get a sticker on your passport, you are free to use that passport with it until you renew it. No cost. I haven't used the gates in UK or Singapore so couldn't say how similar their e-gates are (once US citizens are eligible to us the e-gates in UK later this year).
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