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Global Entry Enrollment on Arrival

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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. If you require assistance for your Global Entry interview because of a disability, immediately inform the interviewing CBP officer of your need for a reasonable modification or auxiliary aid or service to participate in the interview. For your planning purposes, please understand that if you use EoA and are requesting a modification, aid, or service at that time and an effective modification, aid, or service is not readily available, the interview may be scheduled for a later date.

To complete the interview via EoA, you must be in possession of the following documents:
  • A valid passport. If you travel using more than one passport, please bring them all to the interview so that the information can be added to your file. This provides you with the ability to use multiple passports at the Global Entry kiosk.
  • Documents providing evidence of residency. Examples are: driver's license (if the address is current), mortgage statement, rental payment statement, utility bill, etc. This is not required for minors.
  • A permanent resident card (if applicable).


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Old Nov 15, 21, 7:53 am
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Just looked back to August, and don’t see this asked. It’s been a while since coming back international. You go through immigration, then customs, right? Remind me again.

So when landing at JFK, for EOA, we’d get off the plane and head straight for EOA as opposed to lining up at Customs?

I’m goin go put a call into a CBP friend and report back.
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Old Nov 15, 21, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by the phoenix View Post
Just looked back to August, and don’t see this asked. It’s been a while since coming back international. You go through immigration, then customs, right? Remind me again.

So when landing at JFK, for EOA, we’d get off the plane and head straight for EOA as opposed to lining up at Customs?
From the CBP website (and the wikipost):
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.
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Old Nov 15, 21, 10:06 am
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Do all airports have a designated line? When I was last at BOS I didn’t see one. The airport was almost empty and the agent said he didn’t have time to do it (I have conditional approval)… and it was 3pm….

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Old Nov 19, 21, 8:37 pm
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Arrived at SFO at 19:00. The enrollment lane was servicing about 20 wheel chair users. The agent was very firm in his "I'm too busy tonight " and sent me on my way. Luckily I've access from the membership period so I'll need to try it next time.
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Old Nov 23, 21, 8:17 am
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No signs at ORD, so I asked the agent guarding the exit from the baggage area about it, and he said they should have handled it when I entered. I simply said I had forgotten, and he was nice enough to escort me to where there were 2-3 agents sitting in a quiet part of the entry hall and he found one that was ready to interview me .

Which was really no interview at all, just a description of what benefits the program brings, don't screw it up or the fines double/triple and all that. Really just a nice conversation while he did his thing on his terminal, then we did the the photo and fingerprints and he said I would be active as of that night, everything was in order.

Great, except for I have no confirming email. I'll wait for a bit for it to arrive, I suppose.

To sum up, at ORD, mention you want the on-arrival GE interview when you are being checked in and they'll tell you where to go.

Also as a datapoint, the arrival hall was jam-packed so GE will indeed be worth the effort.
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Old Nov 23, 21, 8:51 am
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Great, except for I have no confirming email. I'll wait for a bit for it to arrive, I suppose.
Take a look at this thread:
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Old Nov 23, 21, 10:06 am
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Can someone still use the Kiosk during enrollment on arrival if conditionally approved?
i got conditionally approved yesterday and I wonder if I can use it without scheduling an appointment as they dont requirement to schedule an appointment until nov 22 of 2023
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Old Nov 23, 21, 11:25 am
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Can someone still use the Kiosk during enrollment on arrival if conditionally approved?
i got conditionally approved yesterday and I wonder if I can use it without scheduling an appointment as they dont requirement to schedule an appointment until nov 22 of 2023
Welcome to FlyerTalk Zerocold!

You cannot use the Global Entry kiosks until after you have been interviewed and received the final approval of your application; however, you can complete your enrollment interview with a CBP officer as you are being admitted into the US.
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Old Nov 23, 21, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by smithrh View Post

Great, except for I have no confirming email. I'll wait for a bit for it to arrive, I suppose.
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I shouldn't have worried, it popped up in my email late this morning.

What started as a fairly quick task turned into a multi-year path - but it's done now.
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Old Nov 26, 21, 12:07 pm
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Landed into JFK T7 last night and asked the CBP officer whether I could do EoA. He said he wasnt able to accommodate at the time but there would be other officers who could do it. Spoke to an officer at Customs and he took me into a booth and asked another officer to do my interview and it was sorted in 10 minutes. Got my email confirming that I was approved whilst waiting for the subway. Happy days!
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Old Nov 26, 21, 6:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Sifu View Post
Landed into JFK T7 last night and asked the CBP officer whether I could do EoA. He said he wasnt able to accommodate at the time but there would be other officers who could do it. Spoke to an officer at Customs and he took me into a booth and asked another officer to do my interview and it was sorted in 10 minutes. Got my email confirming that I was approved whilst waiting for the subway. Happy days!
Thanks for reporting. It sounds like you arrived from and international flight so this was a true EoA versus a walk in interview, correct? You info might be better posted there. I appreciate you reporting back as we will be arriving in JFK in one week and looking to do the same.
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Old Nov 26, 21, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by mcgahat View Post
Thanks for reporting. It sounds like you arrived from and international flight so this was a true EoA versus a walk in interview, correct? You info might be better posted there. I appreciate you reporting back as we will be arriving in JFK in one week and looking to do the same.
Thanks for noticing that Sifu's report was posted in the wrong thread. I moved that post and your response to the relevant thread.

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Old Nov 26, 21, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by mcgahat View Post
Thanks for reporting. It sounds like you arrived from and international flight so this was a true EoA versus a walk in interview, correct? You info might be better posted there. I appreciate you reporting back as we will be arriving in JFK in one week and looking to do the same.
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Thanks for noticing that Sifu's report was posted in the wrong thread. I moved that post and your response to the relevant thread.

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Yes, you are correct! Sorry, I blame the long-ish journey plus jet lag from Scotland to JFK for not looking for the right thread. Glad the info helps!
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Old Nov 28, 21, 8:57 pm
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Anyone with recent experience at YYZ
How long does it usually take at YYZ for the interview when EoA?
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Old Dec 7, 21, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by bostontraveler View Post
Do all airports have a designated line?.
Reposting a question to those of you familiar with BOS.

Thank you.
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