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UK Citizens Global Entry Applications and Renewals Procedures & Timelines

Old Jan 18, 2016, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by IceTrojan
I've also been told (but I haven't confirmed it myself) that the KTN has to be put in at least 24 hours before departure. Personally, I've tried twice in the past year to put my KTN in at check-in to get Pre-Check, and both times failed (once took it but didn't give me Pre-Check, the other just didn't take the number.)
My experience runs contrary to what you seem to have been told.

I've had my KTN entered into my PNRs at 45 minutes to 23 hours ahead of scheduled departure and gotten PreCheck LLL nearly always in such circumstances when flying a PreCheck-enabled carrier from a PreCheck-enabled US terminal/airport on trips originating from the US. Often enough I've had this (add KTN within less than 24 hours to departure) work even after I've already been checked in for the flight.
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Old Jan 18, 2016, 4:43 pm
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Does Global Entry for UK citizens include TSA Pre?

I'm with GUWonder. I've added KTN last minute especially on IRROPS and still got PreCheck.
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Old Jan 18, 2016, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by seawolf
I'm with GUWonder. I've added KTN last minute especially on IRROPS and still got PreCheck.
Ah, IRROPs... that reminds me of a 3rd time last year. And still no joy.

Definitely not (and wasn't) convinced of what I was told re: 24 hours in advance.

Definitely convinced of my bad luck
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Old Jan 18, 2016, 6:53 pm
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TSA states that it can take 72 hours for a KTN to process. But, in almost all cases, it takes minutes. I have purchased tickets enroute to the airport (10 minutes from downtown DC to DCA) and had Pre-Check.

Simply add your KTN to your profile for all carriers which participate in Pre-Check. Make certain that the name on your GE and thus related to your KTN matches the name on your carrier's profile exactly (no extraneous punctuation or spaces) and you should not experience any problems.
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Old Jan 18, 2016, 8:55 pm
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I've not been getting pre, but just noticed that my date of birth in goes is off by one day (DOB for my passport is however correct) - I'm guessing/hoping that's why, and I'm going to try and get the date corrected at an enrolment centre this week. Next flight is middle of February so I can't really check whether that's enough any time soon.
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Old Jan 19, 2016, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by televisor
I've not been getting pre, but just noticed that my date of birth in goes is off by one day (DOB for my passport is however correct) - I'm guessing/hoping that's why, and I'm going to try and get the date corrected at an enrolment centre this week. Next flight is middle of February so I can't really check whether that's enough any time soon.
The more off the KTN-source data is when it comes to the entries in your booking's Secure Flight fields for passenger name, sex and birthdate, the more off the chances of getting PreCheck LLL.

It would be interesting to see what would happen to your chances for PreCheck LLL if you decided to merely change the birth data in the SecureFlight fields to make it match what was kept when using GOES.
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Old Jan 19, 2016, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder
It would be interesting to see what would happen to your chances for PreCheck LLL if you decided to merely change the birth data in the SecureFlight fields to make it match what was kept when using GOES.
For certain values of 'interesting'...
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Old Jan 19, 2016, 7:53 pm
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Only getting a chance to update this now. So, had my interview on the 15th at LAX. Did not look at anything other than my passport, did not ask me any questions. Told me I was good to go and I'd get an email with confirmation in 24 hours. Took less than 2 mins. If fact it took be longer to walk from their office to the car than it took to approve me. Oh, by the time I got back to the car it was in my inbox. Pretty quick and painless......


Originally Posted by BritishGuy
So update, finally!

Applied for Home Office approval: 02/12/15
Given UK Access code for GOES: 03/12/15
Registered to apply for GOES: 03/12/15
Conditional Approval: 12/01/16
Interview scheduled at LAX for 15/01/16

So almost 5 weeks and 5 days later I was conditionally approved. Whilst it seems to be much longer than everyone else on the forum has experienced, it is within their guidelines of approval which is 4/6 weeks. Lets see how the interview goes

Better late than never
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Old Jan 19, 2016, 7:57 pm
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SUPER brief - thankfully

Originally Posted by Amarone
Thanks for the update - glad you're almost there now. Hopefully your interview will be brief as some compensation for the time it has taken thus far.
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Old Jan 20, 2016, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by GUWonder
The more off the KTN-source data is when it comes to the entries in your booking's Secure Flight fields for passenger name, sex and birthdate, the more off the chances of getting PreCheck LLL.

It would be interesting to see what would happen to your chances for PreCheck LLL if you decided to merely change the birth data in the SecureFlight fields to make it match what was kept when using GOES.
I had thought of it, but I'd rather not take too many risks with my GE status...

Updating my DOB took about 30 seconds at the enrollment center, so fingers crossed I'll be pre-checked on my next flights.

// Edit: apparently someone successfully did just that - wrong DOB, so they did a new GE application (no idea why they did that...), and in the meantime used their wrong GE DOB to get precheck:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/20969860-post3.html

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Old Jan 23, 2016, 8:30 am
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Just had my interview at JFK... Arrived at an empty Terminal 4 two hours early for my interview to find five CBP agents all eager to sort me out. In and out within five minutes, no questions, no checks other than looking at my passport! I think he thought I was bonkers to brave the snowpocalypse just for my GE interview

Received my confirmation email before I left the airport.

Told one of my colleagues who has been struggling to get an appointment, he rang in, and they told him to come straight down for an interview as they're not busy... So if your conditionally approved, in NY, and have a couple of hours to kill on the E train, I'd suggest giving them a ring ^
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Old Jan 23, 2016, 12:32 pm
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Good news, after 3 years in the making Switzerland is joining Global Entry, finally. They're working out the how and when now but at least the joining itself is approved!
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Old Jan 23, 2016, 9:19 pm
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Finally done with my whole GE application process! Turns out that it can work for entering the USA on your visa and your esta, if you happen to have both. But my first name is too long for AA to match it with what's on GOES and I suspect I won't get Pre-Check because of that. In retrospect $160 is a bit pricey...but oh well

Applied for code with home office - 7 Jan
Received code 6 hours later
Applied and sent in GOES app - 9 Jan
Conditional approval - 12 Jan
Interview at ORD - 19 Jan, approved 20 mins later

The interview was chill and the officer was super friendly, and maybe because I was young, I was only asked to confirm my current address, visa expiry date and whether I would like my ESTA added on top of my visa too for using GE. It was 10 mins max and I sat there waiting most of the time. My HK ID card was also accepted as a 2nd ID. He did not understand why people from HKG can get British citizenship but did not press anyway.
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Old Jan 24, 2016, 3:00 pm
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Global entry eligibility for UK citizen

I just want to confirm my reading of the eligibility criteria at http://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-tr...ry/eligibility

I am a UK citizen, so I'm eligible, right? Is it as simple as that?

Have the terms changed? I remember looking into this a year or so back (?) and concluding that I was ineligible because, although I live in the US, I hold a visitor visa (H1B) not a green card.

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Old Jan 24, 2016, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by williamsmj
I just want to confirm my reading of the eligibility criteria at http://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-tr...ry/eligibility

I am a UK citizen, so I'm eligible, right? Is it as simple as that?

Have the terms changed? I remember looking into this a year or so back (?) and concluding that I was ineligible because, although I live in the US, I hold a visitor visa (H1B) not a green card.
Yes to all. GE didn't used to be available to UK citizens that weren't also US LPRs. It is now, even to visa waiver tourists.
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