Thanks to a program called GLOBAL ENTRY, savvy — and often weary — international travelers don’t have to wait in long immigration and customs lines anymore. Simply complete an online application for the program, developed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and after a stringent background check, you’ll be interviewed and fingerprinted at one of more than 30 participating airports. Once approved, Global Entry members gain access to expedited immigration and customs lines where they may scan their passports, offer fingerprints and make any customs declarations at a self-serve kiosk. A printed receipt allows them to continue to baggage claim and exit, all in record time. Visit to apply.