Eligibility for the Global Entry program is limited to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, plus citizens of a small number of additional countries: Colombia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, and Mexico. Apparently President Trump has announced that India will be added to this select list. That's wonderful news.I cannot say for certain whether applicants from countries other than the United States will face problems in obtaining Global Entry status in addition to those facing U.S. citizens. My wife and I both joined the program - she as a naturalized U.S. citizen, I as a native-born citizen - and both found the process quite straightforward. Basically, you fill out an online application that connects you to your passport, and allows the authorities to verify that you're not a terrorist. You pay a fee of $100 when you apply, which covers five years in the program if approved. Then you wait until your background has been reviewed - for us a few days - and receive an appointment for an interview. The interview took each of us about 5-10 minutes, and is simply aimed at verifying that you are the person who submitted the application, and to take your fingerprints. (The machine at the airport that allows you entry relies on a fingerprint scan.) All very much worth it for the great pleasure of skipping a long,long line at Dulles immigration at 6am after an overnight flight!How closely the experience of applicants from India will resemble that of U.S. citizens is impossible for me to say. I would assume that the background check might take longer, given the greater difficulty of conducting the necessary background checks overseas. It does not obviate the need for a visa to enter the United States, and indeed the Customs and Border Patrol website has a list of visa categories that are incompatible with Global Entry membership. Getting to the interview site might be more troublesome. And finally, the review process could be less certain, putting your application fee at risk.But assuming that your application is successful and you are accepted into the program, the only downside is the need to inform CBP about any changes in your visa status. See U.S. Customs and Border Protection for more details.In short, the process of obtaining Global Entry membership may be more burdensome for non-U.S. citizens than for those who are citizens. But once you have obtained membership, I don't see any significant downsides - only benefits.