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Enrollment on Arrival is a program operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to allow Global Entry applicants who are conditionally approved to complete their interviews upon arrival into the United States. The Enrollment on Arrival program eliminates the need for a Global Entry applicant to schedule an interview at an enrollment center to complete the application process.

When landing in an international terminal follow the signage directing you to CBP officers who can complete your Global Entry interview during your admissibility inspection. You won’t need any additional documents other than the requisite documents for international travel (e.g., your passport).

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Old May 4, 19, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by Annie33 View Post
Thank you! Somehow I missed that page. Since days are not listed, I hope that means it is available everyday including the weekends.
Did you end up doing the EOA at IAH? We might try there a couple of months from now and wanted to see how it worked out for you.
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Old May 5, 19, 10:00 am
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Thought I'd add my experience of GE interview on arrival a couple of weeks ago. I am a UK citizen.
Arrived into Denver 1st off the plane so no line for immigration or GE was seen.
Mentioned that I was looking for interview on arrival and was directed down a separate line.
I was asked how many banks I had robbed, my wife was asked if she was planning on causing any trouble and that was it.
Very quick, friendly and no hassles.

Used TSA pre-check lines departing back to UK from Phoenix and zipped through security with no line or waiting.
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Old May 6, 19, 10:11 pm
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My friend and I went through YYZ today. He tried to use EOA. The CBP agent told him it would be about 40 minutes: there was one person ahead of him, but they wouldn't get to either of them until they got everyone else in line through CBP clearance. He didn't wait and will just do a normal interview in the future
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Old May 7, 19, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by chrisny2 View Post
My friend and I went through YYZ today. He tried to use EOA. The CBP agent told him it would be about 40 minutes: there was one person ahead of him, but they wouldn't get to either of them until they got everyone else in line through CBP clearance. He didn't wait and will just do a normal interview in the future
For future reference, they probably have you the worst case scenario. I did enrollment on arrival at SFO this morning. It was painless.

I was told the wait was 60 to 90 minutes. I signed my name on a clipboard; I was number 12. In reality, I was called 35 minutes later.

The interview took about 5 minutes. Other than “do you travel mostly for business or pleasure,” I wasn’t asked any questions. Most of the time was spent describing how to use the GE machine, that I could be called aside for spot checks (always say your GE, as you can jump any line) and that I couldn’t bring family members through GE with me unless they were all enrolled.

I was approved about 20 minutes after the interview.
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Old May 9, 19, 12:43 pm
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Old May 14, 19, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by Amy Beals Bonjour View Post
Finally! Applied 1/25, conditionally approved 4/4! Interview scheduled for mid June. But, will most likely complete the interview upon arrival in May! But will keep checking for interviews prior to the trip. Would like to use pre-check for this trip!
Update: Returned from international travel at 4pm through DEN on Saturday 5/11. My husband who finally received CA on 4/4 had planned to do his interview on arrival. CBPA would not do the interview on arrival during the weekend. We didn't know this was the case. Very frustrating. He has rescheduled his June interview for this week. So he's finally able to get it completed. But, it's not been an easy process with limited appointment availability.
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Old May 14, 19, 7:43 am
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Are GE interviews on arrival generally available during weekends?
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Old May 14, 19, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by vanillabean View Post
Are GE interviews on arrival generally available during weekends?
The days and times that Enrollment on Arrival is available at various airports are listed in the CBP website which is linked in the wiki post at the top of each page of this thread.

From your posting history, it would appear that you may be based in the San Francisco Bay area. At SFO, Enrollment on Arrival is available seven days a week between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. in Terminal G and between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. in Terminal A.

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Old May 16, 19, 6:16 pm
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I'm arriving at DTW. I have GE and just need an interview for APEC card. When I arrive do I go to GE terminal first and then EOA, or just go to EOA and they process the entry there?
Thanks
In case anyone is trying to do EOA at DTW in the future - the EOA is available as you exit baggage claim and go through the customs exit.
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Old May 17, 19, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by chrisny2 View Post
My friend and I went through YYZ today. He tried to use EOA. The CBP agent told him it would be about 40 minutes: there was one person ahead of him, but they wouldn't get to either of them until they got everyone else in line through CBP clearance. He didn't wait and will just do a normal interview in the future
We had the same experience at YYZ. Basically - it didn't work.
Website stated EOA begins at 6am. Wife and son arrived shortly after, and there was one other person waiting in front of her. They waited for about 2 full hours before giving up and rushing to their 8:30am flight. The gentleman in front of them also had to abandon his wait. Basically no one was able to do EOA that morning.

The problem was whenever there was a break in the flow of passengers, they sent over people waiting in the normal line.

Have anyone successfully completed EOA at YYZ T1?
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Old May 18, 19, 8:05 am
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Has anyone completed EOA at DEN? Any tips?
We return to the USA through DEN ~1500 and our connecting flight departs ~1900.
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Old May 18, 19, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Amy Beals Bonjour View Post
Update: Returned from international travel at 4pm through DEN on Saturday 5/11. My husband who finally received CA on 4/4 had planned to do his interview on arrival. CBPA would not do the interview on arrival during the weekend. We didn't know this was the case.
According to the CBP website linked in the wikipost, the Enrollment on Arrival hours at DEN are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
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Old May 21, 19, 1:37 am
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We don't live near an enrollment center but will be flying into LAS where they have one at the airport. Would we qualify for Enrollment on Arrival or is that just for international travelers?
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Old May 21, 19, 2:08 am
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Originally Posted by Da5id View Post
We don't live near an enrollment center but will be flying into LAS where they have one at the airport. Would we qualify for Enrollment on Arrival or is that just for international travelers?
Enrollment on Arrival is only for international arrivals however there's no reason why you couldn't make an appointment at the Las Vegas Enrollment Center in Terminal 3 during your stay in Las Vegas. You can check appointment availability on this website: https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/schedulerui/...nal&service=UP
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Old May 25, 19, 12:52 am
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Originally Posted by jp-mco View Post
Enrollment on Arrival is only for international arrivals however there's no reason why you couldn't make an appointment at the Las Vegas Enrollment Center in Terminal 3 during your stay in Las Vegas. You can check appointment availability on this website: https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/schedulerui/...nal&service=UP
Thank you. I didn't know if I could or what side of security the center is in Terminal 3
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