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

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Old Sep 30, 19, 8:16 pm
  #1096  
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 1
Hi,

Applied: 5/13/19
CA: 9/23 (email received)
Interview: 9/23
Approvals: 9/24
Cards Received: 9/30
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Old Oct 1, 19, 8:04 am
  #1097  
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 42
Applied: 5/21/19 (Bay Area)
CA: Still waiting
Escalated: 9/6/19

It's been 133 days, and 25 days since escalating. Incredibly frustrated with this.
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Old Oct 2, 19, 7:48 am
  #1098  
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 1
Anyone can let me know the phone number for escalation? Thanks.

Anyone can let me know the phone number for escalation? Thanks.
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Old Oct 2, 19, 8:30 am
  #1099  
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 2
Applied: 5/22/19
CA: Still pending (133 days)
I have not escalated.

My partner applied a month after me and was approved in much less than 100 days, but he didn't check on it much or get an email, so I don't know how fast it actually was for him.

Is anyone waiting more than 140 days? It seems like a lot of people are currently in the 130s range.
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Old Oct 2, 19, 8:50 am
  #1100  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SFO
Programs: COdbaUA Platinum 2MM
Posts: 5,060
Originally Posted by lasoup View Post
My partner applied a month after me and was approved in much less than 100 days, but he didn't check on it much or get an email, so I don't know how fast it actually was for him.
Welcome to FT. Perhaps there is a date on his/her conditional approval letter.
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Old Oct 2, 19, 9:33 am
  #1101  
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 2
How are you actually escalating it? My local number only allows for messages to be left and I don't have email.
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Old Oct 2, 19, 10:51 am
  #1102  
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 6
Originally Posted by OCharColombia View Post
This is the number I called. Iím not sure it helps
1 877 227 5511
these are the menu choices I selected:
6 /4 /0
I opened a ticket and about a week later I got the email with the status change
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Old Oct 2, 19, 7:08 pm
  #1103  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: ORD
Posts: 703
I don't understand this delay. If the partial shutdown was for a month at the end of 2018, would the backlog not be by a month? Why is it 3-4 months?
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Old Oct 2, 19, 7:34 pm
  #1104  
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 13
So this is a super crazy story. My wife and I are planning to go to Japan March 2020. She applied for GE June 6th, 2019, still no CA. I read super recently, that I also needed to have GE to skip the line with her. I applied on 9/28 and got approved today. I was so worried I wouldn't be able approved on time for our Japan trip.

Here's our DP:

Wife:
Applied: 6/6/19
CA: N/A
Did not escalate yet

Me:
Applied: 9//2819
CA: 10/2/19 (email received)
4 days

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Old Oct 3, 19, 12:39 am
  #1105  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 76
Resources have been shifted to the border.

What is the point of escalating? The processing will happen when it happens. It is pretty much first-in, first-out for the ones that are not processed in a week.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 9:20 am
  #1106  
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 2
Red face Global entry delay

Escalating would be a personal thing. I can understand why some choose not to but I would like to do this for myself so if anyone can tell me how to escalate please share.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 3:43 pm
  #1107  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 169
Originally Posted by Washin2019 View Post
Escalating would be a personal thing. I can understand why some choose not to but I would like to do this for myself so if anyone can tell me how to escalate please share.
If you can't read 4 posts back......
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Old Oct 4, 19, 12:57 pm
  #1108  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 153
Here's Mrs Whitaker's timeline:

Applied: Sep 19, 2019
CA: Sep 24, 2019
Interview (DEN): Oct 1, 2019

After receiving the CA, the first available interview appt in DEN was June 1, 2020. However, she kept checking the available appointments about 20x per day, until she got one the following week.
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Old Oct 4, 19, 3:08 pm
  #1109  
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 5
Originally Posted by njack25 View Post
My CA approval came with an email alert Saturday, August 17 at 6: 25 AM. I submitted my application on April 22 in the evening so it has been a lengthy process for me (117 days). No flags in my background so the process can be slow for some of us. My interview is scheduled for October 2, 2019—the first available. The only location is about 20 minutes away. I am in no hurry now, but at least it will be after my birthday next month, so I don't lose a year before the renewal.


I finally completed the arduous process. I went in for my appoint on October 2 down near the Mexico border. I was not able to be approved automatically because my fingerprint results did not upload. The agent told me that it can be right away or take 1-3 days. It took exactly 24 hours and I received an email saying that my account was updated. Now, I am waiting on the card but I was told by the agent that I could update my flyer account profiles with the PASSID number because it is the same the KTN. Very lengthy process and I am hopeful the renewal in 5 years will be less lengthy. I understand that cards are sent in the mail quickly so once I get it I am required to activate it on the TTP website.
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Old Oct 4, 19, 3:47 pm
  #1110  
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Programs: american, delta, united
Posts: 12
My husband is now at 137 days waiting for CA. Anybody waiting longer? If I could, I'd ask for the $100 back. This is ridiculous !!!!!!!!!
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