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Global Entry question - U.S. citizens residing overseas

Old May 14, 17, 6:12 am
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Global Entry question - U.S. citizens residing overseas

I am a U.S. citizen residing/working in Asia. I plan to apply for Global Entry due to frequent international travels.

I am on a business trip in D.C. now and just started to apply for Global Entry on-line. I got some questions.

If I finish the on-line application today (Sunday), is it possible that I could be scheduled for an interview on Tuesday (I am leaving the country on Wednesday)?

I found that for my Primary Residence, it said "When you come in for your Interview, you are required to bring proof that your primary residence is at the country you selected.". Do I then have to bring residence proof that is not in English? What kind of foreign residence proof would be accepted?

For the Travel History, do I also have to list the countries that I only went for connecting flights (i.e. countries that I only stayed couple hours for the next flights)?

Any inputs would be appreciated.
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Old May 14, 17, 9:18 am
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Once your application is submitted it takes a couple of days before you get a conditional approval. Which means you can then schedule an interview. Interview slots are first come first sign up. The chances of it all happening before Wednesday is slim.

As for the residency: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...f-residence%3F

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...y-interview%3F

For the countries visited list all non transit countries.
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Old May 14, 17, 9:21 am
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I'd also list China if you entered as TWOV. In fact, if in doubt, list it. You can explain at the interview.
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Old May 14, 17, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingUnderTheRadar View Post
Once your application is submitted it takes a couple of days before you get a conditional approval. Which means you can then schedule an interview. Interview slots are first come first sign up. The chances of it all happening before Wednesday is slim.

As for the residency: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...f-residence%3F

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...y-interview%3F

For the countries visited list all non transit countries.
I seem to mostly see conditional approvals taking well less than 48 hours. 24 hours has commonly been what I've seen for those whose application info I've tracked. Are US citizens resident only outside of the US taking a lot longer than other US citizens to get conditional approval?
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Old May 14, 17, 10:11 am
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Thanks for the inputs.

I saw "What types of documents can I use as evidence of residence?
You may use a driver's license or government-issued, non driver's identification. If you do not have this, or the address is not current, then you can take pay stubs, mortgage statement, rental payment statement, utility bill, etc. The officer interviewing you will determine sufficiency."

I am still confused. I live/work in Taiwan and should I use Taiwanese driver's license? The rental payment statement, utility bills and Taiwanese driver's license are all in Chinese. Could I directly use them as proof?
I use my California driver's license info (still valid, it is my mailing address, and I just don't physically live at that address) on the Global Entry application. Should I change it to Taiwanese driver's license info?

Thanks.
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Old May 14, 17, 11:28 am
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You'll find helpful information in the following threads:
People have had good luck getting early and walk-in interviews at the Washington, DC Enrollment Center at the Ronald Reagan Building.
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Old May 27, 17, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by IanJaxx View Post
Alright. Some updates. I applied on May 14 and got conditional approval on May 26. Now I am in UK and might not be back to the States until later this year. I am thinking about doing the interview at San Diego International Airport. Is the interview place accessible without boarding pass and tickets?

Thanks.
I've moved this question and an answer to the following thread:
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Old Mar 10, 18, 6:08 am
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Hey Ian, I know it's been a while but how did this end up working out for you? I'm living abroad as well and have the same questions as you. I'd love to hear how you showed foreign residency, times an interview, etc. thanks!
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Originally Posted by manhattendeli View Post
Hey Ian, I know it's been a while but how did this end up working out for you? I'm living abroad as well and have the same questions as you. I'd love to hear how you showed foreign residency, times an interview, etc. thanks!

If you read through various threads in the Trusted Traveler subforum, especially the one on documents to bring and the main NEXUS thread, you'll find a number of examples of people living outside the US and Canada who discuss the documents they bring. The same documents that are mentioned above (a driver's license, apartment lease or mortgage, bank statement, etc.) almost always are described as being sufficient, and rarely is there a mention of difficulties with proving address. CBP officials seem lax when it comes to proof of residence.

If for some reason all your address documents are in a foreign language, including the house number and street name, and they're not decipherable, then presumably you could get a certified translation done of one of the documents.

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