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Old Jan 6, 20, 6:24 am
  #1396  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Programs: BAEC Gold
Posts: 176
Applied : 12/31/2019
CA : 01/02/2020
Interview at BOS (Approved) : 01/06/2020

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Old Jan 6, 20, 7:07 am
  #1397  
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1
Hi All,

Long time lurker on the board, but wanted to post for the first time now as I have a data point to share. Originally applied June 26th 2019, conditional approval arrived yesterday, Sunday January 6th. Total wait time 193 days.

I am in New York City so immediately looked for interview appointments at JFK and Bowling Green, and the earliest I could get was February 10th at JFK (the next available appointment at Bowling Green was March 30th.) However, on a whim I checked again this morning and was able to get a morning appointment at Bowling Green this Wednesday, January 8th.

Best of luck to everyone!
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Old Jan 6, 20, 7:58 am
  #1398  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NY
Programs: AA, BA, SPG
Posts: 1,284
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UPDATE, (family of 4, currently parents have TSApre):
Applied: Jan 3 2020
CA: Jan 6 2020

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Old Jan 6, 20, 4:51 pm
  #1399  
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 13
Yesterday was exactly six months since I applied, so today I emailed them for an update. Their response contained the following language (highlights are mine):



Please note that processing times vary by applicant, but on average you can expect your application to be processed:

• Global Entry/FAST: up to 5 to 7 months
• NEXUS: 3 to 5 months
• SENTRI: 8 to 10 months

This includes vehicle enrollments. Again, these are average times - your application may take a shorter or longer time to process depending on what the vetting center determines, not when it was submitted. The vetting process cannot be expedited.



Sigh. It's like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football.
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Old Jan 7, 20, 4:57 pm
  #1400  
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1
Applied 7/8/2019

Still pending CA. Emailed twice, first time canned response was 3-5 months, second response 6 months. Frankly, it's really 8 months if there's nothing that can be done two months beyond that. Husband received his CA in five days, 7/13, interview completed 7/28. Have several friends who applied and received CA within days as well. Does anyone have any idea what criteria is used to pend someone? There seems to be no logic whatsoever...I am beyond frustrated!

Finally - conditionally approved 1/30...first available appointment at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson: Aug 17th.

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Old Jan 8, 20, 3:59 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1
Applied August 16, was checking thread where applications are processing for Conditional approval - then got an email at 2 AM Dec 21 from TTP status change checked - Conditional approval dated Dec 21 Saturday. No opening at SEATAC for the entire year when I checked, kept clicking on the site on Dec 23 an opening for Dec 24 showed up .... interviewed and status notification on email same day--- checked TTP dash board- approved same day - Global entry card received after new year ! Good luck I thought had to wait til Feb ... for CA.

For interview openings check frequently is my advice and click on your preferred place for interview, openings change and you can reschedule and not travel too far for the interview if there is one nearby. good luck !

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Old Jan 8, 20, 5:35 pm
  #1402  
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Programs: None?
Posts: 2
Did I Beat a Record?

Applied: 1/5/2020
CA: 1/7/2020 Early AM
Interview at BOS: 1/9/2020 Early AM
Approval: 1/9/2020 (Before I left the interview I was approved)

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Old Jan 8, 20, 7:21 pm
  #1403  
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 5
Originally Posted by razrsword View Post
Applied: 1/5/2020
CA: 1/7/2020 Early AM
Interview at BOS: 1/9/2020 Early AM
Approval: will update
Beating the record on the other side - applied June 28th and still waiting for CA
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Old Jan 8, 20, 8:34 pm
  #1404  
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 4
21 days total

Applied 12/18
(emailed 12/23)
CA 12/26
I couldn’t get a interview and kept checking until a spot opened up.
PHL Interview 1/7
approved same day

BF applied the same day and time as me but no CA
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Old Jan 9, 20, 5:53 am
  #1405  
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 3
Still waiting too

Originally Posted by greggy101 View Post
Beating the record on the other side - applied June 28th and still waiting for CA
Don’t feel bad, I applied June 25th and I am still waiting. What a joke, smh!
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Old Jan 9, 20, 9:33 am
  #1406  
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 2
Has Anyone Had Luck with Escalation or Intervention?

My first post:

My application for GE submitted July 4, 2019 - PA the next day (but I do already have a Known Traveler Number through a government agency).

Wife's application for GE submitted July 5, 2019 - nothing as we now break through the 6 month period!

Tried 877-227-5511 a couple weeks ago. Amazingly, got a human. Said then nothing could be done until 6 months, when it could be escalated.

Cannot connect to a human on that number yet this week! I also see 855-873-4637. Is that better?

Has anyone actually had an application escalated, and if so, what was the result?

I also notice talk about getting help from local Congressional office - has anyone had positive experience going that route?

Thanks all.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 10:30 am
  #1407  
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 13
Originally Posted by rclittlenm View Post
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Wife's application for GE submitted July 5, 2019 - nothing as we now break through the 6 month period!

...Has anyone actually had an application escalated, and if so, what was the result?

Thanks all.
I applied on the same day as your wife, and my application is also still pending. I work in DC, so last Thursday (Day 181) I went to the Global Entry Center here in town, and they supposedly escalated it, but a week later here I am in the same status. I hope you have better luck than me.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 7:59 pm
  #1408  
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 11
Applied on June 12, stilling pending review, going to email them. 2nd time apply, but do not know the deny reason back in 2017. My wife and daughter were approved then.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 10:36 am
  #1409  
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by RedPenguin View Post
Looks like we may be one of the longest waiting here

Applied for our GEs on May 27. I received CA on Oct 28 (154 Days).

Other half still awaiting CA - 177 Days and counting. We have escalated via the phone number mentioned above but only get the standard response back with the average processing time being 4-6 months for GE. Only 1 week away from six months so will escalate again.
I am curious if you have been approved? I am 189 days and counting. Seriously annoyed. The phone number to call (877.227.5511) disconnects without even ringing or being answered. Any tips?
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Old Jan 10, 20, 3:00 pm
  #1410  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 4
Applied June 15 2019 and still waiting. what's going on??? I don't see where I can inquire neither. This wait is neverending.
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