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

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Old Nov 21, 19, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA884 View Post
I don't buy it. On July 3, 2019, my friend applied for Global Entry for her daughter who was born on March 30. She was conditionally approved in the early morning hours of July 8. Interview and final approval were on July 12 (NY metro area).
Yea, maybe he was lying to me... who knows. He said something along the lines of ..."babies don't have an urgency to fly or need global entry like other travelers, so they have lower priority". Oh well. So is life...
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Old Nov 22, 19, 4:06 am
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Hi,

I applied for global entry last year and passed my pre-clearance. I scheduled an interview, but my interview got delayed due to the government shutdown. Sadly, as I live abroad I did not have any trips to the US so my 12 month pre-clerance lapsed.

I am again traveling to the States (Boston) for Christmas, if I reapply now is my clearance likely going to processed in time for an interview?

Thanks
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Old Nov 22, 19, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by pred02 View Post
Hi,

I applied for global entry last year and passed my pre-clearance. I scheduled an interview, but my interview got delayed due to the government shutdown. Sadly, as I live abroad I did not have any trips to the US so my 12 month pre-clerance lapsed.

I am again traveling to the States (Boston) for Christmas, if I reapply now is my clearance likely going to processed in time for an interview?

Thanks
I would think you would have better than 50/50 odds it goes through. It seems to take a week or 5+ months. Having already gotten CA in the past should work in your favor but you never know.
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Old Nov 22, 19, 9:11 am
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Join Date: Apr 2013
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Applied 6/8/2019
Received CA 11/22/2019
167 days
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Old Nov 22, 19, 2:55 pm
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Wife and I lucked out.

Both applied 11/18/19.
Both received CA 11/22/19.

Soonest interview time for my location was 5/10/20. All I did was sit at the appointment date screen for a few moments and a slot opened up for next week 11/29. Now I have to try to get a closer date for the wife as well.

Wish you all luck!

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Old Nov 22, 19, 4:30 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2019
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finally approved on November 22nd! 167 days total
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Old Nov 24, 19, 11:40 am
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Join Date: Nov 2019
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Applied for Global Entry 06/06/2019
Conditional Approval 11/24/2019

total wait 171 Days (5 Months and 18 days)

Edit: Found an earlier interview: Calexico, California Enrollment Center on November 29, 2019 very early am.

Last edited by BuonaDomenica; Nov 25, 19 at 12:17 pm Reason: found earlier Interview date
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Old Nov 25, 19, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by dc_to_yunnan View Post
Newborns are actually probably the best way to test the randomness theory. No newborn has a criminal record or any questionable history that would result in them needing extra scrutiny. If, however, they share name and/or DOB with someone who is a "bad guy", then the system could automatically put them in the extra scrutiny line.

Does your newborn have an extremely common name? If so, my guess is that increases your chances of him/her taking a long time to process.
No... fairly uncommon.
My only other guess is that maybe she wasn't into the system/databases yet and so she got delayed. I paid the expedite fee for her passport and applied for global entry the day i got the passport back. She was maybe 3 weeks old at the time...
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Old Nov 25, 19, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by DaGSUMan View Post
Applied on June 9th
Conditional Approval: Pending
162 days and counting.


anyone have the contact number?
FINALLY!!! Conditionally Approved.
Applied on June 9th
Conditional Approval: November 25th
169 days

Now the waiting game begins on getting an appointment. There are no appointments available in my area. Can't even get dates.
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Old Nov 25, 19, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by DaGSUMan View Post
Now the waiting game begins on getting an appointment. There are no appointments available in my area. Can't even get dates.
The following threads have information which may be helpful:
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Old Nov 27, 19, 7:35 am
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Update: Conditionally approved 11/27/2019, application was on 06/11/2019. Good grief.
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Old Nov 27, 19, 7:48 am
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Just found this forum, made me feel better as applied for GE/TSA 13th June!
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Old Dec 1, 19, 12:58 am
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Some advice please: I applied on July 30th-ish so hoping to get CA around Dec-Jan. If my birthday is in June, would it be worth delaying the interview until right after so I can get almost 6 years' validity?
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Old Dec 1, 19, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by whyamisodumb View Post
Some advice please: I applied on July 30th-ish so hoping to get CA around Dec-Jan. If my birthday is in June, would it be worth delaying the interview until right after so I can get almost 6 years' validity?
Yes.
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Old Dec 1, 19, 11:48 am
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Conditional Approval

Thought Iíd share my experience. I applied on November 26th and got my conditional approval today on December 1st so itís only been about 5 days. The only appointment available at my airport is in May 2020 but I have an upcoming flight so Iím going to try and complete my interview with enrollment on arrival option! Iíve never had precheck before so Iím not sure what helped me get approval so quickly but wish you all the same luck!
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