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Global Entry - processing timelines of initial applications

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Old Mar 1, 19, 11:43 am
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...got conditional approval last July...still hoping for someone who knows what he/she is doing to complete interview on entry!! Next try in April at JFK.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 12:34 pm
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Still waiting on my conditional approval for just over a month now. Pre-check expires in May so I might just renew that with a credit card that covers the fee and then wait to schedule my GE interview later in the year closer to my bday.

I used the MobilePassport app two weeks ago and got through LAX T4 customs in less than a two minutes after collecting my bag. If MobilePassport is this easy to use I won’t have much of a need for GE.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 3:04 pm
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Still waiting on my conditional approval for just over a month now. Pre-check expires in May so I might just renew that with a credit card that covers the fee and then wait to schedule my GE interview later in the year closer to my bday.

I used the MobilePassport app two weeks ago and got through LAX T4 customs in less than a two minutes after collecting my bag. If MobilePassport is this easy to use I wonít have much of a need for GE.
Mobile Passport App is that easy to use. Your Global Entry application will most likely be approved in two months or sooner.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by breiec View Post
Applied 12-12-2018
Conditional Approval 2-26-2019

Will try to do On Arrival in Chicago on my way back from Sweden. Not sure that will work however since I will be landing at 6:30 PM on Friday. Looked to me that it was only available till like 3 or 4. Hopefully I am wrong.
Was able to do global entry interview on arivval at ORD even though I arrived around 6 on a Friday. Hours on site say say something like 8:30 - 3:30.
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Old Mar 2, 19, 9:33 am
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I've applied on 1/16/2019 and still pending review. seems that government is doing first in last out on the GE applications.

Originally Posted by Raven_FL View Post
Submitted application on 1/25/19 (when the government reopened)
Conditionally approved on 2/1/19 and signed up for an interview (a few spots were available on 2/26-28)
Interviewed today and received email notifying me of change of status shortly after the interview.
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Old Mar 2, 19, 2:11 pm
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Old Mar 2, 19, 10:43 pm
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Applied, and question regarding.

I applied the night of Friday, March 1. Paid at the same time.
I will update as it progresses as I have been glad to read others' experiences.

My question is having seen some say you should not answer "to save time/for convenience" when asked why you want to join the program. What other reason would there be?
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Old Mar 3, 19, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by StayAtHomeMomOnTheGo View Post
I applied the night of Friday, March 1. Paid at the same time.
I will update as it progresses as I have been glad to read others' experiences.

My question is having seen some say you should not answer "to save time/for convenience" when asked why you want to join the program. What other reason would there be?
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Old Mar 3, 19, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by Clar View Post
I've applied on 1/16/2019 and still pending review. seems that government is doing first in last out on the GE applications.
Iíve applied on 1/14/2019 and still pending review too. Iím flying internationally in about 3 1/2 weeks and I hope Iíll get the GE before my trip. Good luck to you too!
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Old Mar 3, 19, 12:01 pm
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I'm departing around the end of March too. Then back mid April. Hopefully i get conditional approval before i arrive so I can do the interview after I land. If I don't get approval when I land then I'll ask CBP officer and see if anything I can do to get an interview that day(probably fat chance).

Originally Posted by dimitar_sj View Post

Iíve applied on 1/14/2019 and still pending review too. Iím flying internationally in about 3 1/2 weeks and I hope Iíll get the GE before my trip. Good luck to you too!
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Old Mar 4, 19, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Wbeest View Post
...got conditional approval last July...still hoping for someone who knows what he/she is doing to complete interview on entry!! Next try in April at JFK.
We did enrollment on arrival at LAX last week. Easy and simple process. Just look for the dedicated line that is for enrollment on arrival - I assume JFK has one too. Or ask any of the CBP personnel in the entry hall. They'll point you in the right direction. Be sure to have your conditional approval letter to give to the officer!
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Old Mar 4, 19, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Clar View Post
I'm departing around the end of March too. Then back mid April. Hopefully i get conditional approval before i arrive so I can do the interview after I land. If I don't get approval when I land then I'll ask CBP officer and see if anything I can do to get an interview that day(probably fat chance).
Very disappointing. I expected it to take 3-5 weeks.
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Old Mar 4, 19, 2:05 pm
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Old Mar 4, 19, 3:25 pm
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Applied 12/21/2018
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Old Mar 4, 19, 3:51 pm
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well, I helped my mother in law to apply for GE. submitted on 2/24 and I checked today and it is conditionally approved today.

I applied on 1/16 and still no word. Go figure.
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