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I Applied For Global Entry :)  
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9258 times:

My significant other and I applied for Global Entry on Monday and we are very excited about getting this done with.

Question: Does anyone know how long it takes to have your application conditionally approved?

Once conditionally approved and an appointment is made, what kind of questions are asked during the interview?

Finally, once the interview is complete, how long does it to be accepted into the Global Entry Program and receive your card?

Any other thoughts on the matter are greatly appreciated!


Christopher W Slovacek
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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9237 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Thread starter):
Question: Does anyone know how long it takes to have your application conditionally approved?


I want to say we got our message in like 2-3 days, very very efficient.

Quoting DFWHeavy (Thread starter):
Once conditionally approved and an appointment is made, what kind of questions are asked during the interview?


Questions you should know the answer to without any problem, no need to study!!!
Quoting DFWHeavy (Thread starter):
Finally, once the interview is complete, how long does it to be accepted into the Global Entry Program and receive your card?


They will require your passport at the interview so when you are finished they can put the Global Entry info on your passport and it should then be active, or you may have to get online to finish, sorry I don't remember. As for the card you'll get in a few weeks, but you don't need that to use the Global Entry kiosks just your passport. The card can be used for NEXUS/Sentri programs at border crossings for Canada and Mexico along with your passport.

Quoting DFWHeavy (Thread starter):
Any other thoughts on the matter are greatly appreciated!


Smart move, even if you only fly domestic and are a high level in a FF program it will help with the Pre-Check. Best federal government program in years IMHO.



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User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9189 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 1):
Smart move, even if you only fly domestic and are a high level in a FF program it will help with the Pre-Check. Best federal government program in years IMHO.

Especially if you are a UAL 1K (maybe 1P) and I think Amex Platinum (generic card) you get your GE fee reimbursed.

Probably one of the best things out there right now.  



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9167 times:

Quoting xjramper (Reply 2):
Especially if you are a UAL 1K



We sure did and even a bit more because of the delay it took UA to process the Global Entry fee.



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User currently onlinecopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1092 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day ago) and read 9068 times:

Ahh, now you can start timing how long it takes you to get through the Customs Hall--the whole process from entry to exit. Should take from 2 to 3 minutes depending on how fast you walk!!

However, it does NOT speed up baggage claim. But it does get you through Customs faster at most airports!

You will enjoy it!!!


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7654 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 9053 times:

Is this worth it? I'm moving to japan to study in March....should I do this?


我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 8991 times:

yes, if you plan on coming back to the USA quite a bit.


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 8987 times:

Quoting copter808 (Reply 4):
Ahh, now you can start timing how long it takes you to get through the Customs Hall--the whole process from entry to exit. Should take from 2 to 3 minutes depending on how fast you walk!!


IIRC the longest time we've spent was the first time using the kiosk to make sure we did it all correct and to make sure my wife stood on her toes so the camera would get all of her face!!   That may have been 2 minutes total.

Quoting copter808 (Reply 4):
However, it does NOT speed up baggage claim. But it does get you through Customs faster at most airports!


Easy solution, don't check luggage. Last trip we took was 10 days in Europe all in our roll-a-board and one backpack for the laptop.



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User currently offlinesdak74 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 8945 times:

I have found that one of the best perks of the Global Entry membership is access to the TSA PreCheck line. I didn't qualify through any one FF program. It make security as appropriately equipped airports slick. No need to take off your shoes, jacket, belt, or remove liquids, gels or your computer from your carry-on. Earlier in the week I was through LAX security in less than 5 minutes while the main security line was a total disaster.


The interview is no big deal. The people at my airport (PHX) were super friendly and helpful. They take your picture have you watch a video (if you so choose) and you are good to go. If recall correctly I got my number right at that time and could put it on my reservations even before I got my card in the mail.

Enjoy! It is absolutely worth it.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3071 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8883 times:

Global entry can make things easier overseas as well.

Currently, Australia has a smartgate system for immigration that allows Aus and NZ citizens to quickly get through immigration. At the moment they are trialling it for Global Entry participants, and soon you too will be able to quickly pass immigration in Australia.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently onlinecopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1092 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8792 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 7):
IIRC the longest time we've spent was the first time using the kiosk to make sure we did it all correct and to make sure my wife stood on her toes so the camera would get all of her face!! That may have been 2 minutes total.

Two minutes at IAH might be about right, depending on how fast one walks. If it takes me more than 3 minutes, it's usually because I screwed it up!


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8721 times:

Does anyone know if/when Germans will be able to apply? I keep reading "talks are making good progress" and such, but never anything tangible. I absolutely adore the equivalent machines at FRA and GE should be just perfect for US immigration.


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8715 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 9):
Currently, Australia has a smartgate system for immigration that allows Aus and NZ citizens to quickly get through immigration. At the moment they are trialling it for Global Entry participants, and soon you too will be able to quickly pass immigration in Australia.

I think it is already in place. I used it to enter Australia in December.


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8711 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 11):
Does anyone know if/when Germans will be able to apply?

Never mind, apparently the implementation is now in its early stages:
http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/u...nweise/01__Visa/Global__Entry.html



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8603 times:

Applied on Monday, December 31st... application still pending review. Wish they would hurry up.


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8596 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 14):
Applied on Monday, December 31st... application still pending review. Wish they would hurry up.

The holidays are the worst time to try and get anything done in this world...good luck



I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8527 times:

... and yet the applications are still pending.. so frustrating now. I just want to get it over with.


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8521 times:

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Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 16):
... and yet the applications are still pending.. so frustrating now. I just want to get it over with.



Are you certain your background is clean and they didn't stumble onto something in your younger days?   



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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8512 times:

IAHFLYER.....funny guy  


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8501 times:

....... APPROVED (well conditionally)  


Now just waiting on the ms. to get approved. Good grief, They are booked solid for some time. I tentatively scheduled interview for March 8th. I'm going to try and do a Walk-in on Jan 22nd when my buddy flies in from London.



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8491 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 19):
are booked solid for some time.

Hey now, it's IAHFLYR no E!!!

You're kidding me, nothing till March........WOW that sounds stupid for sure. Come to IAH then where things move along just fine.



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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8489 times:

They technically have a spot February 21st and then a few a the very end of February, but I'm trying to coordinate and go with my girlfriend (we live together) since it's a 45 min drive to DFW. Hopefully she will be approved on Monday and then I can get her scheduled in a slot right next to mine.

I was going to try and walk-in Feb 22nd, but that would be selfish on my part and being the loving and non-selfish significant other I am, I will wait until she can go with me  



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8486 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 21):
being the loving and non-selfish significant other I am, I will wait until she can go with me


A wish move similar to my first time getting to the Pre-Check and the Mrs. not getting it, had I gone through Pre-Check alone leaving her in line for screening my axx would have been ground up for the entire trip! A wise move Sir.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7654 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8229 times:

Ok so i took your advice and I'm gonna go ahead and apply...I depart for Japan in March....how long does this process take?


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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8223 times:

It took me about a week to 10 days to get conditional approval and then I set up the interview.. Here in Dallas, it takes about 6 weeks go get in... Other locations may not be as long and/or you can try to do an unscheduled Walk-in most people say they have been successful in doing that.

Once interview is done, it has been reported that it is effective almost immediately. If I were you, I'd get a move on it though.



Christopher W Slovacek
25 BE77 : Ahhhhhh - stop talking about this in public! Too many people are getting qualified for Global Entry Already! It actually took me a full two minutes to
26 Post contains images DFWHeavy : I changed my Location yesterday to Houston (IAH) Terminal E inside the terminal. I was able to get in much sooner. I'm now going down on February 16th
27 FlyingSicilian : Papdeaux? Enjoy. Global Entry rocks
28 LAXintl : Why the rush? And need to spend money to get it? Yes I have GE, however would not imagine spending money, or jumping through such hoops simply to get
29 Post contains images DFWHeavy : Yes, Pappadeaux's Also, I had some credit with United, so I figured it was a good opportunity to be random with the girlfriend and take her down to Ho
30 FlyingSicilian : Do remember though you have to exit security and go to the int'l arrivals hall under Terminal E for the appointment. The train down in the tunnels st
31 DFWHeavy : Well crap.. the Global Entry website needs to be updated. I thought it was in the terminal as it says inside security and a boarding pass is needed. I
32 FlyingSicilian : well, maybe there is a way in after security? It is worth a try. When I went through and exited terminal E, the signs and door were by the Starbucks
33 IAHFLYR : I have never been asked for my card at either IAH or EWR to return to the USA, in fact during the interview we were told to put it in a safe place. A
34 Post contains images DFWHeavy : Got it... Can't wait to finally have the Global Entry. I just can't believe a government run agency is open on the weekends Now my flights better be o
35 Post contains images IAHFLYR : Ahhh, but I have lied to you. Pappadeaux's is actually above the area of E2-E4. Where I told you previously would put you in the FoxSports Skybox and
36 DFWHeavy : Oh no biggie.. i know my around terminal E very well... and that's why I was very surprised I had never seen the global entry. but since it is outside
37 BE77 : I'm almost due to start the re-application process, so I will ask. It could be one of those details that have changed, perhaps with the inclusion of
38 IAHFLYR : NEXUS was part of the Global Entry when I was approved so I don't think it has changed since last January. I hope you find out that you don't need to
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