Global Entry Enrollment Center Opening at TRI

Blountville, TN. –  A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry Enrollment Center will have its grand opening on Wednesday, May 22 at Tri-Cities Airport (TRI).

The Global Entry Enrollment Center will open to help address the growing demand for enrollment appointments. The Center is new to our region as the next closest centers are in Charlotte, NC and Nashville, TN.

“CBP is looking forward to bringing the Global Entry Enrollment Center to the Tri-Cities Airport,” said Memphis Acting Port Director Virginia Croll. “The Global Entry Enrollment Center is a program that provides travelers the opportunity to register and obtain the benefits of expedited clearance and CBP is an active proponent of expediting trade and travel. Make your appointments soon because they fill up early!”

“The Global Entry Enrollment Center at Tri-Cities Airport will provide easy access for individuals within the Tri-Cities region and beyond.” said Gene Cossey, Tri-Cities Airport Authority Executive Director. “It is a three or five-hour drive to the next closest center with an available appointment. We expect to see visitors from outside the Tri-Cities region coming here for their interviews as most Enrollment Centers’ schedules are booked for several months.”

The Global Entry Enrollment Center at TRI will initially be open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM to assess the number of applicants for CBP Trusted Traveler Program applicants. Applicants must have applied online for Global Entry, and have had their applications conditionally approved. Conditionally-approved applicants may schedule or change their currently scheduled interview for the TRI Enrollment Center using the Global Entry website. CBP will actively manage hours of operations based on the number of applicants and operational needs throughout the calendar year.

The Global Entry Program provides expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk international travelers. Members of these programs can expect expedited processing when entering the United States using automated kiosks at participating airports. As an added benefit, Global Entry members are eligible to participate in TSA Pre✓™, the Transportation Security Administration’s expedited security program.

Travelers interested in enrolling in Global Entry can visit CBP’s Global Entry website for more information.


Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Kentucky. TRI offers non-stop flights to five hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas Fort Worth (beginning 9/4/19), Orland/Sanford, and St. Pete/Clearwater/Tampa) on Allegiant, American, and Delta. For more information about Tri-Cities Airport, visit