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

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

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Old Aug 12, 19, 11:44 pm
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My wife applied on Aprll 21st 2019 and today she get conditionally approved! We tried to inquiry by email a month+ ago, and did not do any calling. Now need to check when interview schedule.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 11:57 am
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Join Date: May 2019
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Semi-Success

My wife just received conditional approval today. Applied April 22 CA August 13. No available apts at Bowling Green, JFK or Hartford until October. Going to do it upon return. Mine nothing yet but I suppose it will be in a day or two. I did apply with the auto option to enter into Canada so it might be a little longer. Sign me "inching my way along". When I escalated I told the woman that it is easier to apply to be Jesus' assistant than get CA!!
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Old Aug 13, 19, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Power Peter View Post
I did apply with the auto option to enter into Canada so it might be a little longer.
Are you referring to NEXUS?
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Old Aug 13, 19, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA884 View Post
Are you referring to NEXUS?
No there was add a vehicle option on the application
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Old Aug 13, 19, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA884 View Post
Are you referring to NEXUS?
Originally Posted by Power Peter View Post
My wife just received conditional approval today. Applied April 22 CA August 13. No available apts at Bowling Green, JFK or Hartford until October. Going to do it upon return. Mine nothing yet but I suppose it will be in a day or two. I did apply with the auto option to enter into Canada so it might be a little longer. Sign me "inching my way along". When I escalated I told the woman that it is easier to apply to be Jesus' assistant than get CA!!
SUCCESS!!! 15 minutes after my wife was approved, I received my CA. Not bothering trying to schedule an interview will do it at the airport. I have had it with this process so just going to do it upon return which apparently takes no time. Without this thread I think I would have gone crazy trying to figure out and see other people's progress.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 9:50 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2019
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Update - 103 Days - still waiting. For a 9 year old's GE app - without any foreign travel. They should really examine how they are distributing these applications. Ridiculous that some get approved in under a week, and others wait several months. He has zero background to check. This is absurd.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 4:04 am
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Join Date: Jun 2019
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My girlfriend is currently at 111 days today. Applied April 25th Still pending review. Tried to escalate last week and still nothing. She is currently in Mexico as her mom passed away last week. I am hoping she gets her approval so she can do the interview at arrival. Fingers crossed.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 5:22 am
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Join Date: Jun 2019
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Applied Saturday August 10th, conditional approval the evening of Wednesday August 14th.

Scheduling an interview is another story. CLT shows no appointments available, at any point in time in the future. So that's nice.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 9:13 am
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Join Date: Jul 2019
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Update -
Myself:
July 13 - Applied
July 18 - Conditional Approval
August 14 - Interview (I live in the boonies, so scheduling one with a reasonable drive was a challenge)
Longest 18 hours of my life
August 15 - Approved

Husband:
July 13 - Applied
August 15 - still waiting.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 10:55 am
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Just received an email cancelling my husband's interview tomorrow. Next interview date available locally - 13 March 2020. He received his conditional approval on 29 March 2019. What a joke. Yes, we'll look at travel to other centers with better availability, but it's getting to be farcical - one year between conditional approval and interview!

"Global Entry Applicant,
You are receiving this e-mail because your scheduled Global Entry Enrollment Center appointment has been cancelled.
The ongoing humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border has required extraordinary action by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the deployment of additional U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel to the southern border.
In response to this effort, CBP is temporarily reducing staff at Global Entry Enrollment Centers and reassigning them to support frontline traveler processing during the summer months. Regrettably, this situation has forced the cancellation of your scheduled appointment."
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Old Aug 15, 19, 12:29 pm
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Updated: Finally I was connected to a customer service after 30 min waiting. He created a ticket to escalate my application but the current wait times for resolution range from 3-8weeks.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 10:35 pm
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Thanks everyone for the hope these past few weeks! I watched the approvals get closer to my application date and sure enough almost like clockwork the CA came in!
April 24 - Applied
August 15 - Conditional Approval

Interview in November but many international trips planned before so I'll just do interview on arrival.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 7:59 am
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Hopefully that means she should be getting approved in the next couple days since we applied on the 25th. Fingers crossed
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Old Aug 16, 19, 9:19 am
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Based on these posts it seems that it either takes a week or less for CA or 3-4 month. I haven't seen many in between.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 5:34 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2019
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Seems people applied earlier caught in the backlog. But latest applications got approved within a week. Hopefully, Iíll fit in the lucky group. Got a few trips coming up. Would definitely handy to have it done before departing.

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