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Good news for UK travellers wanting to register for US Global Entry....

Good news for UK travellers wanting to register for US Global Entry....

Old Jul 27, 16, 7:45 am
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Good news for UK travellers wanting to register for US Global Entry....

As per the US Embassy in London's website today....

http://bit.ly/2au8yMJ
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:04 am
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This is absolutely fantastic.

My GE application was pending and the earliest I could get an appointment in NYC was October which was a little ridiculous. I've now moved it to London. It seemed silly they didn't have one at the Embassy to start with! Especially considering there are other Embassies you can register at and DOH too (random!).
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:19 am
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Brilliant - just re registered my interview for 26th September
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:27 am
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I applied last November, paid the 42 but heard nothing back, nor received a "UK Access Code".

This has nicely prompted me to check up on the status.

I fear I may have to re-apply, but I'm hesitant to stump up another 42.
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:28 am
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Good stuff! Common sense prevails...
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by GeeMac View Post
I applied last November, paid the 42 but heard nothing back, nor received a "UK Access Code".

This has nicely prompted me to check up on the status.

I fear I may have to re-apply, but I'm hesitant to stump up another 42.
Something has gone wrong then. Most people seem to receive their Home Office approval within a matter of days - unless there is a problem with your record
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:33 am
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ive been waiting since march i have mine next week and now it comes to the UK!!! lol
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:34 am
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I agree with Karfa... The UK one should be pretty quick, I think mine cleared overnight... but I was not surprised as I've had lengthier background checks anyway. The US side on the other hand....
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:40 am
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Can anyone apply for this or do you need to ideally visit the US a certain number of times a year?
I visit occasionally but want to fly more in the next year or so and hopefully less queuing will make it more pleasant.
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
Can anyone apply for this or do you need to ideally visit the US a certain number of times a year?
I visit occasionally but want to fly more in the next year or so and hopefully less queuing will make it more pleasant.
There is no regular travel requirement so anyone can apply.
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
Can anyone apply for this or do you need to ideally visit the US a certain number of times a year?
I visit occasionally but want to fly more in the next year or so and hopefully less queuing will make it more pleasant.
Some more information here http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usa/1...d-threads.html some links in the wiki explaining the process.

In terms of cost/reward of doing it, difficult to say. If you do plan to visit many times it really is worth it and you get TSA pre-check too.
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:47 am
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Given that a lot of the US airports have installed or will be installing APC then the benefits are reducing on that aspect. The big benefit is for people doing flights which are enrolled for TSA pre-check such as some US domestic flights. Here you can save a lot of time.
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Old Jul 27, 16, 8:53 am
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I've got a few PTY-MIA flights in November that require too much queuing.

Not sure if anything could go through by then.
Might apply and see what happens and read the info about it tonight
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Old Jul 27, 16, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
I've got a few PTY-MIA flights in November that require too much queuing.

Not sure if anything could go through by then.
Might apply and see what happens and read the info about it tonight
The application process only takes about 2 weeks so November is easily achievable.
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Old Jul 27, 16, 9:04 am
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Grrrr

My application elapsed and was cancelled yesterday as I couldn't make an appointment in time!

I have to reapply....
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