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Global Entry Procedures and Timelines of Applications and Renewals for UK Citizens

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Global Entry Procedures and Timelines of Applications and Renewals for UK Citizens

Old Oct 15, 19, 2:37 am
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Originally Posted by Sean4444
My Wife & myself 135 days today. Applied 2nd June 19. Not holding out much hope of having conditional approval before we travel to MCO on 22nd Nov.
I think you'll be fine with those timescales. I would definitely book yourself a backup appointment as soon as you get conditional approval though. Don't rely on enrolment on arrival as it often can't be done. We completed our interviews at MCO in August (after Enrollment on Arrival failed at ATL) and the CBP officer who conducted it was really a nice guy. If you can't get a backup appointment at MCO just look at Tampa or Sanford. If the worst happens and you can't get one there look at MIA as they have lots of appointments there every day.
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Old Oct 16, 19, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by drscoop
RG1X - wondered if you were any nearer to conditional approval yet? I've just hit 130+ days and wondered how much longer I might be waiting so watching your own progress with interest...
I've heard absolutely nothing. It's ridiculous.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 5:34 am
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It does seem to be getting ever longer - the US citizen forum is suggesting 150+ days now for CA....

Flying to Boston ia fortnight, so suspect I'll not be doing an approal apointment then. Next trip is scheduled for LAX in April - hopefully I'll have CA in time for that and can do EOA...
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Old Oct 17, 19, 11:39 am
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I'm assuming at some point they'll probably want you to just submit everything again as it'll all be out of date or something.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 1:59 pm
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Submitted my application on June 4, 2019 - still waiting... I'm on H-1B - not sure if that has anything to do with the wait time. Flying to London in December - hopefully I'll be CA by then.
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Old Oct 19, 19, 7:38 am
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Old Nov 1, 19, 3:27 pm
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I've now been waiting for four months - a renewal of Global Entry as a UK citizen. Fingers crossed I get one next month, as I'm going to have to go back through the US at some stage...
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Old Nov 3, 19, 8:44 am
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Update from me. I went to get my O1 visa renewed last week at the embassy and mentioned the TTP, they said that sometimes an updated visa can speed up the process. So far I'm still on pending review so shall wait and see, currently on 67 days.
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Old Nov 7, 19, 9:24 am
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Conditional Approval

Applied 31st May 2019
Approved 7th Nov 2019

161 days. Next step is trying to find an appointment, book it and hopefully i get to travel before that to get my interview done upon arrival with CBP officer.
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Old Nov 8, 19, 1:04 pm
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Applied 02 June 19
Approved 08 Nov 19

160 days from application to approval.
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Old Nov 12, 19, 5:34 am
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Conditional Approval here, too.

Applied 3rd June, CA 11th November, 164 days all in.
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Old Nov 13, 19, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by Chemeck
Submitted my application on June 4, 2019 - still waiting... I'm on H-1B - not sure if that has anything to do with the wait time. Flying to London in December - hopefully I'll be CA by then.
UPDATE: My timeline so far:

Registration on UK Border website (to get the access code): June 3, 2019
UK Border Access Code received: June 3, 2019
Global Entry application submitted: June 4, 2019
Conditional Approval: November 13, 2019
Interview scheduled on: November 14, 2019
Interview date: December 9, 2019
Actual interview date: November 15, 2019 - I was able to get an earlier date at the local enrollment center.
Final approval: December 12, 2019

Scheduling an interview appointment: it's rather frustrating to see that NO APPOINTMENTS are available at your local enrollment center. However, you need to keep checking the availability as it keeps changing almost constantly. I've been monitoring the Schedule Interview website and once I saw an opening I booked it right away. So be patient and eventually you will succeed! You can always try a walk-in on arrival but some airport locations have time restrictions so if your flight is delayed you might miss the office hours. Good luck, everybody!

So, overall the whole process took 6 months. My only advice: be patient. There's nothing you can do to speed up the process.

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Old Nov 16, 19, 5:31 am
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Applied 4 June 19
CA 14 Nov 19
164 days
No escalation
Interview and approval today 16 Nov 19
Interview completed at Dublin Airport Pre-Clearance. This is new and they integrate GE CA people into the USA queue and you have to enquire about an interview at the desk, at which point they will take you away to complete the interview in the back. Made our flight in the nick of time too, so all in all, a good day!
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Old Dec 4, 19, 2:46 am
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Applied 15th June
Conditional Approval 4th Dec

172 days

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Old Dec 5, 19, 3:23 am
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Just a heads up for anyone wanting to do EOA at the Dublin pre-clearance facility..... On an unexpected trip to the US and routed to fly via Dublin, hoping to get an interview but there are no interviews breing conducted today. Seems the EOA interviews here are not neccessarily a consistent thing - I guess it depends on staffing? Might be worth bearing in mind if anyone is planning to travel via DUB specifically for an EOA?

However, the nice guy on the desk did do my immigration check for this trip there and then, so I didn't have to go back into the usual non-US immigration line - given how short the GE line was, that did save significant time!
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