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

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Old Oct 21, 19, 11:18 am
  #1156  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
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Applied for our newborn baby on Jul 7th. Still waiting for pre-conditional approval.
All family members have Global entry already. Holiday travel is coming up, still waiting..
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Old Oct 21, 19, 11:49 am
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Programs: american, delta, united
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Applied for my husband on May 19 and got CA on 10/11. 144 days.
As far as interviews, the only place in Southern California that has any dates for the foreseeable future is Calexico - on the border of Mexicali. Lucky for us, it is only a 2 hour drive which is about the same as if we went to LA or San Diego.
So for anyone is Southern California, consider a field trip to Calexico. Should be fun.
Good luck all.

PS - someone sent me a private message but my pop up blocker wouldn't allow me to open it - so whoever sent it, sorry I didn't respond.
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Old Oct 21, 19, 3:33 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 2
No CA yet

Applied: May 30 (Oregon)
Today's date: Oct 21
No CA yet. seems like people are getting their CA around 140-150 days mark.. hope mine will come soon!
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Old Oct 21, 19, 4:09 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 10
Application filed: May 21, 2019 - San Francisco
Today's date: October 21, 2019
No CA received yet
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Old Oct 21, 19, 6:57 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 2
Nothing Yet

GE Application made 5/31
Today is 10/21
Waiting 143 days

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Old Oct 21, 19, 8:38 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 2
I found this forum a few weeks ago when researching the Global Entry process. I found this thread particularly helpful and would just like to give back. I have read much of this thread and know that my experience is not typical.

Applied: 15 October 2019

Conditionally Approved: 20 October 2019 (This surprised me because I was not expecting any movement on a weekend.)

Took the first available appointment for an interview in STL which was March 2020. Later that day I checked the calendar and saw an opening for 21 October 2019.

Interview in STL: 21 October 2019

Approved: 21 October 2019

I have no idea why I was CA so quickly. I will say I was born in the U.S, no foreign travel since 2009, and no criminal history of any kind. I also have an unusual name so there is not much chance of people with names similar to mine being on a watch list.

My advice to people unfamiliar with the process: Take the first available appointment for your interview and then check the schedule multiple times a day until you find a better time. I believe you can reschedule the interview as many times as you want.

Hope this helps somebody.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 9:11 am
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Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 2
I applied: May 24
CA : May 29

Husband applied: May 24
CA: Today (October 22). Just short of the 5 month mark.

No appointments in Riviera Beach, FL until December 31. No appointments at all in FLL. We will probably do a walk at the Riviera office as it is 10 minutes from our house.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by almondtree View Post
Applied for my husband on May 19 and got CA on 10/11. 144 days.
As far as interviews, the only place in Southern California that has any dates for the foreseeable future is Calexico - on the border of Mexicali. Lucky for us, it is only a 2 hour drive which is about the same as if we went to LA or San Diego.
So for anyone is Southern California, consider a field trip to Calexico. Should be fun.
Good luck all.

PS - someone sent me a private message but my pop up blocker wouldn't allow me to open it - so whoever sent it, sorry I didn't respond.
Hold CTRL key down while clicking. It'll allow it to load.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Hold CTRL key down while clicking. It'll allow it to load.
In the desktop version, Private Messages can be accessed via the MyFlyerTalk link on left of the blue navigation bar near the top of the page or from the drop down menu at that displays by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page.

In the mobile version, click on the the hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines) at the top left of the page and select messages.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...
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Old Oct 22, 19, 2:03 pm
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Join Date: May 2014
Location: LAX | BUR
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Applied: 9/25/19
CA: 9/29/19
Interview: 9/30/19 (Long Beach, CA. Took a full day of checking but got lucky with a cancellation so keep checking! prior to that, the soonest available was late April 2020).
Approved: 10/22/19 (yes... 22 days after interview. My account remained CA and indicated I had interview scheduled that whole time... stressful but over)
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Old Oct 23, 19, 4:56 am
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Join Date: Mar 2010
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DP for non-citizen

My cousinís parents applied on May 1 and are still pending review as of today (176 days). Perhaps it takes even longer for non-citizens?
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Old Oct 23, 19, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by ithinkurdumb View Post
My cousinís parents applied on May 1 and are still pending review as of today (176 days). Perhaps it takes even longer for non-citizens?
Are they US lawful permanent residents, i.e., do they have Green Cards?
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Old Oct 23, 19, 1:26 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 5
government shutdown

I hate to bring to all of us some negative news with my first post here but there is a real possibility of the government shutdown (considering current political state of affairs) starting November 21st and if this happens our wait times for CU will be even longer
I applied on June 28th and I don't count those days anymore...

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Old Oct 23, 19, 2:53 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2003
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Applied June 4th, 2019. Also applied for vehicle entry from Mexico and Canada.

Conditionally Approved Oct 23rd. Received an e-mail, and then I logged into the site for confirmation and details.

Looking for dates for interview in Southern California.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 8:24 am
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Join Date: Oct 2019
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149 days when to inquire?

This is my 149 days of Pending approval..
When can I contact them?
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