Skip the Passport Control Line at LAX

LOS ANGELES -- International travelers returning to the United States via LAX will be able to clear customs quicker by using kiosks instead of the regular passport control line, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday.

The Global Entry enrollment centers now open at Los Angeles International Airport allow approved U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to use passports or permanent resident cards to skip the line, according to the agency.

Global Entry members can insert a U.S. passport or a lawful permanent resident card into a document reader, provide digital fingerprints that will be compared to data on file, and answer "declaration related questions" before being given a transaction receipt to present to CBP officers before leaving the inspection area, authorities said.

"CBP is pleased to be able to provide this program that allows low-risk international air travelers in expediting their return to their homeland," said CBP Los Angeles Assistant Port Director Sergio Espinoza.

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