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Global Entry - processing timelines of first time applicants [US citizens & LPR's]

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Old Apr 19, 19, 3:08 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2019
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Applied 02/08
CA today 04/19 (no email)
70 days!
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Old Apr 20, 19, 12:33 pm
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Another data point. I applied for GE on 04/11 and got conditionally approved today 04/20. Green card holder since 04/11. Applied for GE on the same day. I travel internationally a fair amount; have moved around a lot, so I was concerned all of that information may slow down my approval. Next interview available at my local airport is May 9, but I plan to do a walk-in today. Pretty excited!
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Old Apr 22, 19, 8:59 am
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That's great news, looks like at least they are processing the new applications and should catch up with the queue soon.. I applied 2 weeks after my GC in Feb. All data is straight forward, never moved from my initial address. Still waiting, hopefully, I will have GE soon

Originally Posted by rprof View Post
Another data point. I applied for GE on 04/11 and got conditionally approved today 04/20. Green card holder since 04/11. Applied for GE on the same day. I travel internationally a fair amount; have moved around a lot, so I was concerned all of that information may slow down my approval. Next interview available at my local airport is May 9, but I plan to do a walk-in today. Pretty excited!
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Old Apr 22, 19, 4:22 pm
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How long does one have to wait for approval? Is there anything you can do to accelerate the process? Is there anyone you can call or complain too? Is the government really this slow? This is getting ridicules. Been waiting for approval since early February 2019 for CA. This makes you not have that much confidence in the process or the program.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by bigdog4all View Post
How long does one have to wait for approval? Is there anything you can do to accelerate the process? Is there anyone you can call or complain too? Is the government really this slow? This is getting ridicules. Been waiting for approval since early February 2019 for CA. This makes you not have that much confidence in the process or the program.
You can submit a complaint if you have been waiting for 11 weeks. If it has not been 11 weeks you will get a form email basically telling you about the process. I am week 9 now (Feb 23), 2 more weeks until I can submit a complaint. A couple of people with Feb 8 and 9th were just approved last week.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by bigdog4all View Post
How long does one have to wait for approval?
This thread is replete with approval timelines data points.

One of our members plotted a graph of recent waits for conditional approvals.

Originally Posted by peter h View Post
Where CA took more than two weeks, recent posts have been in the 68-71 days range and the latest application date in the group was 31 Jan. For the 'fast' turnarounds (and I don't know what the significance of this might be), most of the recent ones have been 11 days whereas a month ago it would have typically been 7 days.

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Old Apr 23, 19, 3:26 pm
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does anyone knows what dates for February are they approving now?
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Old Apr 23, 19, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by junaid0110 View Post
does anyone knows what dates for February are they approving now?
Second week of Feb it looks like.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 3:33 pm
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70 days would be 2/13, should be around that time frame.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by junaid0110 View Post
does anyone knows what dates for February are they approving now?
There are a couple of posts upthread for CA on 19 April having applied on 8 February. If the 70 day trend is being followed, then they should be up to 12 Feb (Easter holidays allowing).
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Old Apr 23, 19, 7:16 pm
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my recent application took 4 months to get pre-conditional approval
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Old Apr 23, 19, 7:36 pm
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Applied 2/10/19 (Sunday)
Conditional Approval 4/23/19 (72 days)
Interview scheduled 4/24/19 SFO
Approved 4/24/19 (on the spot)
"Interview" seems like a mere formality to take fingerprints and a picture for the card and read parts of the instructions he gave me. He told me it was approved and the status showed approved when I checked it online an hour later. The card is only needed for land travel from Mexico and Canada (possibly cruise ships too). He said air travel does not need the card and you just have to scan the passport (which is tied to your account) at the Global Entry Kiosk

The program randomly or deterministic-ally picks applicants for further investigation. Based on other similar programs, if they don't hear back negatively within a certain period (perhaps 2 months), they get approved. I have an active TSAPre that was coming up for renewal and thought it would be quicker, but there was no place for me to enter that info and I got picked for the additional scrutiny.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 8:54 pm
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Old Apr 24, 19, 11:13 am
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Join Date: Apr 2019
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Applied Saturday 2pm 4/13/19
Conditional Approval Tuesday 7am 4/23/19
Interview at JFK 4/23/19 for 6:30pm but showed up at 5:40pm and I was out in 20 mins

Logged on to my account when I got home and indicated Approval
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Old Apr 24, 19, 11:46 am
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Wow, super quick. Hope they pick up older cases soon.

Originally Posted by Happyman91 View Post
Applied Saturday 2pm 4/13/19
Conditional Approval Tuesday 7am 4/23/19
Interview at JFK 4/23/19 for 6:30pm but showed up at 5:40pm and I was out in 20 mins

Logged on to my account when I got home and indicated Approval
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