UCLA Global Entry & TSA Pre-Check Reimbursement Policy & Procedure

Learn the process of being reimbursed for expenses related to Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check programs.

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers entering the United States from foreign countries. Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in TSA’s Pre-Check program which expedites screening through TSA security checkpoints. 

Below are reimbursement guidelines for UCLA employees who have been approved by CBP for the Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check programs:

  • Traveler must be a UCLA employee
  • Reimbursement is not mandatory and shall be at the discretion of the department
  • More than 50% of the employee’s air travel within a 12-month period must be UCLA business-related
  • Employees denied access to the Global Entry program are not eligible for reimbursement

Approved applicants who have received departmental approval will submit their reimbursements through Express and will require the following documentation:

  • A completed and signed Global Entry Reimbursement Statement Form signed by the CAO or CFO of the Department
  • Receipt for the $100.00 payment for Global Entry or $85.00 for TSA Pre-Check
  • Receipt for the $20.00 service fee for interviews scheduled on UCLA campus
  • A copy of the Global Entry card or notification from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency confirming approval for the Global Entry Program or a TSA Pre-Check authorization. The pre-approval notification is not valid for reimbursement.

UCLA employees can apply for Global Entry online at https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov. Global Entry applicants must schedule an interview with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. After completing the interview process, applicants will be notified if they have been approved for the Global Entry program. Fees are not reimbursable until the employee has been approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. Approval is obtained after your interview.

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