Global Entry Walk-In Interviews

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Post your walk-in experiences in the Wiki. If you cannot update the Wiki, then please post in the thread, and someone will paste your data point. Please format it as such under the enrollment center where you attempted to walk-in:

Yes/No [If Yes, put how long you waited in brackets] (Date and time attempted)

If someone in your family had an appointment at that time, please note that, too.

Examples:
Yes [45m] (4/2/2016 10am w/ a family member who had an appointment)
Yes [2h] (4/18/2016 3pm)
No (5/2/2016 12pm w/ a family member who had an appointment)
Yes [25m] (5/10/2016 9am)

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Disclaimer: These are only data points. There is no guarantee you will be successful as a walk-in.
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ATL; AUS; BDL; BNA; BOI; BOS; BWI; CLT; DEN; EWR; FAI; Houston Central Library; IAD; JFK; LAS; LAX; LNB; MCI; MCO; MIA; MSP; MSY; ORD; PDX; PHL; PHX; PIT; RIC; SEA; SFO; SLC; STL; TPA; TUS; Vancouver NEXUS Enrollment Center; Washington, DC, Ronald Reagan Building


ATL - Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport - International Terminal

Yes [45m] (7/18/2016)
Yes [45m] (9/20/2016 1pm)
Yes [28m] (2/24/2017 1:20 pm)
Yes [140m] (3/24/2017 8:15 am - told "You will be here all day" and "You're not a priority" yada yada. We were polite and told him that was fine.)
No (7/18/2018 11:30 AM) - Told over the phone they also no longer accept walk-ins


Atlanta Port Office (U.S. Customs House) - 157 Trade Port Drive, Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30354

No (7/18/2018 11:00 AM) - Told they no longer accept walk-ins anymore in person.


AUS - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport - 3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719

Yes (04/05/2017)


BDL - Bradley International Airport - International Arrivals Building -- Hartford, CT

Yes [30m] (08/14/2017 1:40 pm)
Yes [2m] (09/05/2017 9:30am)
Yes [no wait] (8/13/2018 2:30 pm)
Yes [15m] (July 2019 2:30 pm)


BNA - Nashville Enrollment Center - 612 Hangar Lane, Suite 116, Nashville, TN 37217

No (6/15/2016 12:30pm)
No (7/20/2016 called)
Yes (07/21/2016 w/a family member who had an appointment)
No (05/10/2018)


BOI - Boise Enrollment Center - 4655 S Enterprise Street, Boise, ID 83705

Yes [20m] (5/16/2016 12pm)


BOS - Logan International Airport - Terminal E Arrivals

Yes [60m] (9/30/2015 1pm) (officer made it seem like this was rare)
Yes [15m] (9/18/2016 10AM w/a family member who had an appointment)
No (6/2/2016)
No [60m] (10/01/2016 7:30pm w/a family member who had an appointment)
Yes [120m] (8/10/2017 9am)
Yes [60m] (8/22/2017 10:30am)
Yes [90m] (9/1/2017 2:30pm)
Yes [0m] (11/13/2017 10 am)
Yes (05/10/2018)


BWI - Thurgood Marshall Airport - International E Pier, Lower Level Door 18, Room E1709

Yes [30m] (7/10/2016, 1pm)
Yes [25m] (7/12/2016, 1:30pm)
Yes [10m] (2/8/2017, 1:15pm)
Yes [30m] (2/10/2014)
Yes [15m] (2/16/2017 1:15 pm)
yes (8/9/2017)
Yes [25m] 08 Nov 2019 2:15pm


CLT - Charlotte/Douglas International Airport

No (07/26/2016)
No (07/07/2017 3:15 PM) Maybe available if arrive early
No (01/12/2018 1:30pm)
No (07/13/2018 3:00 pm) Note: They do allow walk ins, but apparently only from 8:30am - 11:30am.
Yes [15m] (7/16/2018, 12:55pm)


DEN - Denver International Airport - Jeppesen Terminal, next to International Arrivals

Yes [5m] (5/31/2016 4:30pm w/ family member who had an appointment)
No (05/13/2017 1:00pm)


EWR - Newark International Airport - Terminal B

No (6/26/2016 3:20pm)
No (6/29/2016 w/a family member who had an appointment)
Yes (7/8/2016 1:45 pm w/family member who had an appointment after initially saying no)
No (11/29/2016)
No (1/10/2017)
No (6/3/2017 11:30am w/ spouse who had an appointment) "We don't do walk-ins"
No (8/5/2017 11:15am 3yr old w/ mother who had appointment) "We don't have her file ready and it can take a couple hours to request it."


FAI - Fairbanks International Airport

No (2/17/2017 10:30am)


Houston Central Library - 500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77002

Yes [50m] (05/15/2017 10 am)


IAD - Washington-Dulles International Airport - Main Terminal, Ground Floor, International Arrivals

No (7/19/2016)


JFK - John F. Kennedy International Airport - Terminal Four, Main Lobby

Yes (6/8/2016 6:30pm)
Yes (7/08/2016 1:45 pm w/a family member who had an appointment)
Yes [1h30m] (10/12/2016 10am)
No (11/25/2016 6 pm)
Yes [40m] (12/16/2016 7am)
Yes [40m] (12/16/2016 7am)
Yes [1m] (2/4/2017 9am)
No [10m] (2/5/2017 2pm) - was told they don't do walk ins at all at JFK. Clearly they don't read this wiki
Yes [90m] (03/02/2017 1:15 pm) - was told "no walk-ins" by one agent, another agent allowed.
No (06/15/2017 6pm)
No (06/16/2017 8am)
No (07/29/18 11am)


LAS - Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Terminal 3

Yes (10/16/2019 ~9:00 am)


LAX - Los Angeles International Airport - Tom Bradley International Terminal, 3rd Floor

No (5/23/2016)
Yes [0m] (2/17/2017 7:30am) - had an appointment for 9:45am that day, but I showed up right when they opened and it was no problem.


LNB - Long Beach Seaport - 301 E. Ocean Blvd., Room 805, Long Beach, CA 90802

No (7/18/2016 w/a family member who had an appointment)
Yes (11/3/2016 w/a family member who had an appointment)
Yes (1/2/18 1:30pm w/ spouse who had an appointment)


MCI - Kansas City International Airport - Terminal C

Yes [30m] (8/9/2016 7:30am)
No (4/12/17 5:30pm with a family member who had an appointment)


MCO - Orlando International Airport - Terminal B

No (7/14/2016 1pm)


MIA - Miami International Airport - Concourse J - 2nd level, Passenger Hallway

Yes [Varies Heavily ~15-45m] (10/01/2016 4:30PM)


MSP - Minneapolis/St. Paul Int'l - Terminal 1 Lindberg, Baggage Claim Level (By Carousel 2)

No (7/15/2016 4pm)
Yes [10m] (5/11/2017 9:00am)
No (9/21/2017 8:50am)


MSY - New Orleans/Lois Armstrong International Airport

Yes (6/22/2016 1:00 pm w/ a family member who had an appointment)


ORD - Chicago O'Hare International Airport - Terminal 5

No (6/19/2016)
Yes (7/9/2016 w/a family member who had an appointment)
Yes [30m] (7/23/2016 3:00pm)
Yes [5h] (11/14/2016 1:30pm)
No (4/26/2018 "got there too late - they close at 3:30")
Yes [30m] (4/27/2018 2:00pm)


PDX - Portland Int'l Airport - Room T3352

No (7/11/2016 11:30am)


PHL - Philadelphia Int'l Airport - Terminal A West, 3rd Floor

No (5/16/2016 11am )
Yes [20m] (9/17/2016 7PM w/a family member who had an appointment)
Yes [50m] (10/06/2016 3PM two adults and one infant)
No (08/31/2016 12:00 noon)
Yes [20 m] (9/1/2016 5:35pm)
Yes [45 m] (3/20/2017 10:30am)
Yes [5 m] (03/14/2018 7 pm)


PHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Yes [90 m] (3/20/2017 9 am)


PIT - Pittsburgh International Airport - Main Terminal - Ticketing Level

Yes [5m] (08/31/2017 1:00 pm)


RIC - Richmond International Airport

No (6/19/2017 asked by phone)


SEA - Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airoport (Seatac) - Mezzanine Level, Room MT6439M

No (2/17/2016 9am)
Yes [25m total time] (7/21/2016)
Yes (4/17/2017 11:30 am)
Yes [30min] (6/17/2019 1:15pm - w/3 family members)


SFO - San Francisco Int'l Airport - Int'l Arrivals Level

Note: It has been confirmed that there are at least six walk-in spots available twice a day: 7am & 3pm.
Obviously, to increase your chances of one of those spots, you will need to arrive earlier than those times.


Yes [5m] (2/27/2016)
Yes (6/24/2016 w/family member has appointment)
Yes [20m] (7/6/2016 6pm)
Yes [5m] (7/8/2016 6 am)
Yes [8m] (8/19/2016 9:10am)
Yes [6h 15m] (9/18/16 3am)
Yes [40m] (9/29/16 6:40pm)
Yes [5h50m] (10/05/2016 04:52)
Yes (10/5/2016 10:40)
Yes [2h] (10/14/2016 4pm)
Yes [3h] (10/14/2016 4pm)
Yes [90m] (12/10/2016 2:15pm)
Yes [4h] (04/12/2017 6:50 AM)
Yes [100m] (04/13/2017 2:50 PM)
Yes [30m] (04/13/2017 12:05 PM)
Yes [4h] (04/16/2017 1pm)
Yes [2h] (05/01/2017 7:30pm)
No [5h30h] (05/18/2017 5:30pm - Office was short staffed)
Yes [1h] (05/19/2017 7:30am)
Yes [1h] (05/25/2017 11:55am - waited a little over an hour)
No (11/24/17) arrived at 8pm
Yes (11/25/17) waited 1 1/4 hours at 10am
Yes [5 min] (02/12/17 2 with family member who had an appointment)
Yes [15 min] (02/08/19)


SLC - Salt Lake City International Airport - International Terminal

No (07/27/2017 2:00-2:30 pm - "We don't take walk-ins." Office was dead)


STL - St. Louis Int'l Airport - Terminal 2 (Southwest Airlines Terminal)

Yes (7/20/2016 am, with a family member who had an appointment)


TPA - Tampa International Airport - 1st floor baggage claim level - Red

No (4/17/17)


TUS - Tucson Int'l Airport - US CBP Office

Yes (6/29/2016)


Vancouver NEXUS Enrollment Center - 1611 Main St, 4th Floor, Ste 400, Vancouver, British Columbia, CAV 6A2W5

Yes [30m] (7/4/2016, 11 am, w/family members with appointments)


Washington, DC, Enrollment Center - Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Yes (08/13/2016 noon)
Yes [0m] (08/27/2016 11:00 am)
Yes [0m] (01/23/2017 11 am; had an appointment for 6 hrs later, but was in the building for a meeting. It appeared that earlier people w/o appointments got in right away)
Yes [0m] (02/22/2017 7:30 am)
Yes [30m] (03/15/2017)
Yes [20m] (03/20/2017)
Yes [0m] (06/6/2017 3:30 pm)
Yes [<5m] (06/7/2017 8:30 am)
Yes [20m] (06/12/2017 3:45 pm)
Yes [15m] (06/16/2017 12:20 pm)
Yes [0m] (07/01/2017 12:30 pm)
Yes [10m] (9/16/2017 9:30am)
Yes [ 3m] (19 July 2018, 12 noon)
Yes [30m] (07/27/2018 11:1am)
Yes [30m including wait and interview] (July 2019 7:00 am]
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Old Jul 8, 12, 11:57 am
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Global Entry Walk-In Interviews

Does GE still do walk-in interviews where they will take you after everyone else has shown up ? The next first available in Chicago is in October and my wife needs it for a trip in September. When I got mine last year, I also had a crazy wait for an interview but they let me interview just by walking in. Anyone else done this recently ?
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Old Jul 8, 12, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by n198ua View Post
Does GE still do walk-in interviews where they will take you after everyone else has shown up ? The next first available in Chicago is in October and my wife needs it for a trip in September. When I got mine last year, I also had a crazy wait for an interview but they let me interview just by walking in. Anyone else done this recently ?
Where I went in Seattle would not have accepted walk ins, I am not sure about other locations. They had a steady stream of scheduled appointments that morning and they turned down a walk in while I was there. Keep checking the dates, another will open up as there are always cancelations. When I tried to get an earlier date for Seattle as my first appointment was weeks out, I kept checking. Dates kept opening the next day and also a week out. I already had a scheduled appointment and once you have the appointment set you can always go into the system to change it. Just check frequently when she is available to go in immediately as in a day or two or following week.
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Old Jul 8, 12, 12:29 pm
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I know JFK is only walk ins, no appointments
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Old Jul 8, 12, 12:29 pm
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When i did my walkin i had to wait 3 hours. I just figured as popular as GE is becoming they may not be allowing that at all anymore.
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Old Jul 8, 12, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by mendel k View Post
I know JFK is only walk ins, no appointments
This is not at all true. My wife had an appointment at JFK and the calendar was wide open there. We ended up arriving about 90 minutes early and they took her but it was definitely possible to get an appointment.

My understanding is that they'll try to fit you in between the actual appointments. If they really are full and everyone shows up that could mean a long wait.
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Old Jul 8, 12, 8:22 pm
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If your wife is traveling between now and then and going through an airport that does interviews, you might want to try that. We filled out an application for my wife in late May, she got the conditional approval pretty quickly. I checked on PHL airport when she got approved and we were able to schedule the interview 3-4 days later on a Sunday.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 8:16 am
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I showed up 2 hours early for an appointment in Boston. I waited 5 minutes and got in. I really think it varies from day-to-day and location-to-location.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 10:09 am
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Try the Ambassador bridge GE "office" (really a trailer at the foot of the bridge to Canada) near downtown Detroit. They are not nearly as busy as the airport GE offices. When my wife & I were there last April it was not very busy.
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Old Jul 11, 12, 12:03 am
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My GE interview in FLL was a walk-in. Very short wait and and an easy process.
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Old Aug 28, 12, 11:57 pm
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Anyone know if DFW accepts walk in's? We would have to drive for five hours to get there so don't really want to make the trip unless I can get the interview. Would like to go this weekend.
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Old Sep 11, 12, 4:17 am
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Anyone know if DFW accepts walk in's?
EXPLAT, did you get a reply? Same question for ORD.
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Old Dec 29, 12, 10:15 am
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Reviving an old thread, but this is the first one that comes up when searched: tried to walk-in at ORD today, agent informed me they no longer accept walk-ins. Thought I might have better luck showing up instead of calling and asking, but no dice despite the lack of people in the waiting area.
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Old Dec 29, 12, 5:22 pm
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The last time I was in the office in ORD, someone came in asking for a walk-in interview. They were told that ORD no longer allows walk-ins and that you must schedule on-line. YMMV, but I got the impression this was something they were pretty serious about adhering to now.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 12:41 am
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Back in May I was able to walk in at IAD. The only appointment available online was several weeks out so I called the office to see if I could walk in. The agent said it would be fine, though I may need to wait day of.

Keep checking the appointment calendar. People cancel all the time and slots will open.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 12:59 am
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I did a walk-in between flights in MIA. The agents said I could wait, couldn't guarantee anything, but it was possible. I waited about an hour, interview took all of ten minutes, so I was pleased.
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