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Old Feb 16, 19, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by naumank View Post
Great information. Thanks!

But I'm still curious how my previous applications were approved within a day. Was the background check much faster back then (in 2009 and 2014)?
Basically yes. At the very beginning when it was being tested at just three airports, mine was basically instantaneous. My gov't clearance at the time played a part. Now the checks are slightly different and more in-depth. General background checks are backlogged with OPM and other government agencies also, so it is not just CBP.
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