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Global Entry question - what info do they have access to?

Old Mar 11, 18, 2:00 pm
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Global Entry question - what info do they have access to?

I'm thinking about applying for Global Entry, but not sure if it's worth my while. Certainly don't want to flush $100 away.

Back in 2011, I was denied at the border of Canada for not having the proper work permit, and not being completely forthcoming about it. They barred me from returning for a year. I was given some paperwork for the whole ordeal, and I'd assume it's in their system. Would this come up on my application? If so, how much would it hurt my chances? I have traveled internationally a number of times since then (not back to Canada) and it's never come up. Also, other than this, my record is squeaky clean. Nothing criminal.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 2:56 pm
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They mostly look for customs & immigration violations and arrests and/or convictions.

Take a look at these threads:
Anyone Ever Get Turned Down for Global Entry?

Global Entry Denial Recourse
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Old Mar 11, 18, 3:58 pm
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Presuming that "at the border" means coming from the US, CBP would certainly have a record that you had been excluded from or otherwise denied entry to Canada. Whether anybody ever did or will follow up on that remains to be seen.

The reason to deny you GE is more likely that you were "not completely forthright" rather than the work permit issue in Canada. But, whether CBP ever digs that far is a good question.

All depends on what $100 means to you. It's not as though it's an automatic denial, e.g. you are a fugitive felon or somesuch.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 6:06 pm
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Presuming that "at the border" means coming from the US, CBP would certainly have a record that you had been excluded from or otherwise denied entry to Canada. Whether anybody ever did or will follow up on that remains to be seen.

The reason to deny you GE is more likely that you were "not completely forthright" rather than the work permit issue in Canada. But, whether CBP ever digs that far is a good question.

All depends on what $100 means to you. It's not as though it's an automatic denial, e.g. you are a fugitive felon or somesuch.
Thanks for the info. I was coming from the US at the time. If they ask something like "have you ever been denied from a country?" at the interview, than they probably know, right? Do you think I could pivot from here with a "I was young, stupid, and I regret it now"? I was only 20 at the time.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 8:51 pm
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Thanks for the info. I was coming from the US at the time. If they ask something like "have you ever been denied from a country?" at the interview, than they probably know, right? Do you think I could pivot from here with a "I was young, stupid, and I regret it now"? I was only 20 at the time.
Them asking that questions doesn't necessarily mean they know, I was asked that question and have never been denied entry to a county, but I would suggest being 100% honest if they do ask.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 9:16 pm
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It is likely that you will be asked some form of: "have you ever been refused entry to any country for any reason?" I would recommend that you assume they know of your Canadian incident (particularly if it happened at the US/Canada land border) and answer truthfully. If the incident is some time in the past and you were simply denied entry (rather than charged with an offence), you may still be approved. It's really at the discretion of CBP.
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