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That is a really good question and the answer is, Yes, you need a newer US Passport that has that a special chip built into it. I was told that in addition to the actual Global Pass card that they give you, you also have to have the passport that they run through their machine. If you ever lose it you have to get an entire new passport. It needs to be able to scan through those machines to bypass customs.
The last time I flew international it was a HUGE benefit walking past hundreds of travelers waiting to get into the US. As they do full body scans on every person entering into the US, as well as fingerprinting it can dramatically slow things down, especially if you are making another connecting flight. I smiled as I walked past flashing my Global Pass. Not everyone is automatically approved for the program. Like, ex-cons cannot get a Global Pass.
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