Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program – TSA Pre-Check Expedited Screening

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) • USA Global Entry Program

For regular international business travelers. Have you joined yet? You can fill out the application on-line, and schedule the required interview at an airport on your next trip to the USA. This will be the administrative basis of the APEC Business Travel Card, when it is implemented.

Please click this link for more information and to apply online.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) • Pre-Check Expedited Screening

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has partnered with TSA on this Department of Homeland Security initiative, which is designed to help TSA focus resources on higher-risk and unknown passengers while expediting the process for lower-risk and known passengers whenever possible.U.S. citizens who are members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI Trusted Traveler programs are eligible to participate in the Expedited Screening Pilot Program.

Please click this link for more information and to apply online.

Already a member of CBP “Global Entry Trusted Traveler” Program?

Then just be sure to include your “Known Traveler Number / Pass ID” on your “Traveler Information” part of your travel booking. Below is an example of the United Airlines web site, if you are tech-savvy you can just go to your on-line reservation and fill out the info. If you’re not tech-savvy, then just ask your travel agent or the great United Airlines reservation team in HCM City to do it for you.

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APEC Business Travel Card – Join the U.S. “Global Entry Trusted Traveler” Program Now

Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program

Global Entry Program – Trusted Traveler Card: Available now …

What is Global Entry? A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, Dutch citizens, and Mexican nationals. Canadian citizens and residents may enjoy Global Entry benefits through membership in the NEXUS program. Citizens of APEC economies, including Vietnam, may receive similar benefits by obtaining an APEC Business Travel Card from their governments’ passport agencies. Click here to apply for the Global Entry Program Trusted Traveler Card. Or click here to read more about the Global Entry Program.

APEC Business Travel Card: Coming soon …

During the Nov 2011 APEC Summit in Hawaii, President Obama signed the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Act, a bill that will expedite travel in the Asia-Pacific region for qualified American travelers. Under the bill, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is authorized to issue the ABTC to U.S. citizens as part of its Global Entry Program.

Recently passed legislation now authorizes the United States to issue the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) to eligible U.S. citizens. The cards will allow U.S. ABTC holders to receive expedited scheduling of visa interviews and access to fast-track immigration lanes at airports in APEC’s 21 economies.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is working to implement the program as soon as possible. Once the ABTC production commences in the United States, information will be available at [email protected]

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11th Annual Thanksgiving “Turkey Shoot” Scramble Golf Tournament, Nov 24

11th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot Scramble Golf Tournament

WHEN: Thu, Nov 24th 2011 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Vietnam Golf & Country Club, Long Thanh My Ward, District 9

Special Thanks to Sponsors

Thanksgiving Dinner

Please click this link to Register Online

Schedule of Event

08:00aTee time begins
08:20aLast Tee time available
12:30p”Lunch on your own”
.Awards Ceremony begins
02:00pEvent ends
06:30pOld Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner at the New World Hotel

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India’s entry into East Sea

BEIJING. Sep 18, 2011. Watching warily India’s decision to go ahead with oil exploration cooperation with Vietnam in the East Sea despite objections from Beijing, Chinese analysts say it is New Delhi’s counter-strategy to checkmate the forays being made by China into its neighbourhood.

India’s efforts to firm up oil exploration cooperation with Vietnam in the South China Sea, which China claims as its own is a provocative move to show its annoyance over Beijing building up close ties with countries like Myanmar and Pakistan, said Shen Dingli, Director of the Centre for American Studies of Institute of International Studies at China’s Fudan University.

“In recent years, China has also been building up ties with countries like Myanmar… Pakistan invited China to provide safety protection and offered China a naval port on the Indian Ocean. All these moves made India feel nervous,” Shen told state-run Global Times.

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