Global entry program
If you travel frequently it may pay you to apply for the US Customs expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. An application can be submitted only on line, (www.globalentry.gov) and costs $100 which is not redeemable if you are not approved. After checking your records, the final step involves a personal interview with photographs and fingerprints. If you are approved, your passport will be stamped and you can breeze through passport control using an ATM like machine.