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

Old Aug 12, 13, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by nbevan
I called a GE office for more info, and was told that BA could provide the promotional codes. So, not much has changed.
I spoke too soon: I had emailed the advertised contact [email protected] saying that I was a UK citizen and frequent traveller to the US, and asking whether I could obtain a promotion code to apply for Global Entry.

I have now received my promotion code!

I wonder how many are left ...
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Old Aug 12, 13, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by paulwuk
I haven't seen a separate line for non-EU (At t5), at least in the fast track line.
Surely fast track at T5 is just for non-EU passengers?
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Old Aug 12, 13, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by EuropeanPete
Surely fast track at T5 is just for non-EU passengers?
Not at UK connections, when transferring to a domestic flight. It's the far left, for fast track and orange card holders.


Originally Posted by nbevan
I spoke too soon: I had emailed the advertised contact [email protected] saying that I was a UK citizen and frequent traveller to the US, and asking whether I could obtain a promotion code to apply for Global Entry.

I have now received my promotion code!

I wonder how many are left ...
How frequent is "frequent"?
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Old Aug 12, 13, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by AA_EXP09
Really?
Based on visiting certain large cities in Europe, I would say that there are more Middle East / African people than BNO. (Racial profiling, but then again, before 1997 I don't remember HK being very multicultural. Even today >90 percent of HKers are ethnic Chinese)
I wasn't suggesting there were several million Hong Kongers at it, but certainly a significant number scattered across Europe are able to live just using their BNO/BOC passports.
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Old Aug 12, 13, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Phinn
I wasn't suggesting there were several million Hong Kongers at it, but certainly a significant number scattered across Europe are able to live just using their BNO/BOC passports.
I see what you mean now.
'several million Hong Kongers' would mean that almost the entirety of Hong Kong before 1997 would have emigrated to live on the continent
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Old Aug 12, 13, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by anative
Now how about something similar for US citizens entering the UK?
How about CLEAR at MCO for Non-US Citizens
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Old Aug 12, 13, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by UncleDude
How about CLEAR at MCO for Non-US Citizens
I'd settle for TSAPre for UK Citizens!
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Old Aug 13, 13, 1:30 am
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Originally Posted by Dan72
Are there other governments that provide 'national overseas' passports that you can make the comparison with?

Rightly or wrongly, the whole point of BNO passports is that they don't give rights in respect of entry or stay in the UK. If they did there would be little point in having BNO passports.
BNO status does not give the right to abode but it does give the right to enter and limited leave to remain/stay - 6 months.
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Old Aug 13, 13, 3:07 am
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Never mind all this - probably come in long after we are gone from here.

Why can't we have the same arrangements as Ireland and clear US customs and immigration before we leave leave the country? Why is Ireland singled out for special treatment? Then everybody would be happy at least travelling to the USA. Of course it would be impossible to do the same in the USA as they have no "International" zone in the US airports which is why there is this stupid arrangement with Duty Free. One day I will leave and everybody will remember to collect all the stuff from the jetway.
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Old Aug 13, 13, 3:46 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE
Never mind all this - probably come in long after we are gone from here.

Why can't we have the same arrangements as Ireland and clear US customs and immigration before we leave leave the country? Why is Ireland singled out for special treatment? Then everybody would be happy at least travelling to the USA. Of course it would be impossible to do the same in the USA as they have no "International" zone in the US airports which is why there is this stupid arrangement with Duty Free. One day I will leave and everybody will remember to collect all the stuff from the jetway.
Interestingly Irish citizens are absent from the list of countries to be included in the next tranche of Global Entry. In my recent experience of DUB pre-clearance, the benefit is purely psychological, all it does it move a queue that can be 5mins-1 hour plus to the beginning of the journey rather than the end.
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Old Aug 13, 13, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE
Why can't we have the same arrangements as Ireland and clear US customs and immigration before we leave leave the country? Why is Ireland singled out for special treatment?
I think the answer is (as is so often the case): because LHR is bursting at the seams and T5's layout is so inflexible.

There was a thread http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...passenger.html back in February ... but with the current layout it's hard to imagine how they could clear US-bound pax into a separate area. Pax are also supposed to be able to identify their bags during customs pre-clearance (and if necessary US Customs can pull them out and inspect them) - how/where could that work in the current terminals?

If T5D gets built ... maybe, just maybe. Before then? Zero chance. It's mostly our own fault, too.

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Old Aug 13, 13, 4:00 am
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Back to Global Entry, some useful information for anyone applying:

Originally Posted by DFB_london
Once you have registered, got your police cerficate (allow 4 weeks), paid the US$100 it can all go v quiet for several weeks. Once the background checks are complete (you will need to list every country you have visited and when), you will then be told you have reached the stage where you need to attend an interview with INS at a US airport where they have a CBP office. You can book this online. This, if all goes well and is successful, will see you registered. All in all allow aorund 2-3 months assuming you visit the US a lot to enable you to complete the last bit.
The current thread could usefully be merged with the above old thread?
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Old Aug 13, 13, 5:11 am
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Agree a thread merge may be useful.

Things have got a bit better since that post though:

1) The police check now takes 10 working days (standard, 45) or 2 working days (premium, 80). If you're in a real hurry, you can pay an additional 9 for next-day postage of the certificate. Get the form here: http://www.acro.police.uk/police_certificates.aspx

2) The Global Entry form no longer asks exactly when you visited each country - it just asks you to identify all countries you've visited in the past 5 years.

3) On getting the promotional code needed to unlock the form: I called the UK BA Gold line yesterday expecting nothing. Much enquiring later, I was given the code over the phone. It's based on the frequency of US travel "over a certain period".
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Old Aug 13, 13, 6:35 am
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So cool I just got 4 codes, for myself wife and kids, does anyone know if the kids need police clearence, I was also told by a friend that http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/ can do the check does anyone know? It's cheaper as well.

Now just the wait till I get it all sorted, might even risk Miami again!!
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Old Aug 13, 13, 6:40 am
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Fantastic, I got a promo code too. Now I just need to find someone who's known me for two years who is nearby. My local barman is the first person to comes to mind, somewhat worryingly.
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