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How long to receive physical Global Entry card UK?

Old Jan 7, 19, 12:46 am
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How long to receive physical Global Entry card UK?

I passed my GE interview back at the start of November. Just wondering how long it took folk ion the UK to get their cards in the post? The Interviewer said it took US folk 8 days to get their cards. With it being the UK it would probably take a bit longer. I think 8 weeks is a "bit" longer than 8 days now lol. How long did it take you?
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:42 am
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Unless it has changed recently, we donít get a GE card. As far as Iím aware theyíre only sent out for
those in North America.
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Unless it has changed recently, we donít get a GE card. As far as Iím aware theyíre only sent out for
those in North America.
I was told I would? Don't you require to use it at the self serve machine?
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:59 am
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I was told I would? Don't you require to use it at the self serve machine?
The self-serve machines can match your eligibility using your fingerprints against your passport, you donít require a GE card for that.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 3:14 am
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The self-serve machines can match your eligibility using your fingerprints against your passport, you donít require a GE card for that.
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GE cards are only required for land entries via "Nexus" lanes. GE cards are not used for air entries into the US at all. The entitlement is via the paired passport document - that's what GE machines read.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 4:10 am
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Global Entry cards are issued only to U.S citizens and lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders), and Mexican nationals. If you are a UK citizen and who is not a US lawful permanent resident and were told differently, the CBP who interviewed you was mistaken.
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Global Entry cards are issued to Global entry members who are U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and Mexican nationals.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 5:33 am
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When I had my interview in Houston, I was also told to get one (UK resident). That was a year ago.

As others mentioned generally no GE card for UK residents - so I guess border agent did not know/ did not think of my place of residence.

Anyway GE works just fine
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Old Jan 7, 19, 6:24 am
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as aligned with the others, I received my at half past never!
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Old Jan 8, 19, 4:12 am
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Strange... I wonder why we don't get a card? We paid the same money as Mexican nationals.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by cupsandsaucers View Post
Strange... I wonder why we don't get a card? We paid the same money as Mexican nationals.
Probably because Mexican nationals often cross at land borders, where the use of the card is required in order to use the NEXUS/SENTRI/Ready Lane lanes to enter the US .

Please follow up on this question in the following thread:
Is a Global Entry card required???
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Old Jan 8, 19, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by cupsandsaucers View Post
I was told I would? Don't you require to use it at the self serve machine?
The card is solely for entering US via land/sea entries through NEXUS or SENTRI lanes. It does not even work for air travel even originated from Canada. The self-service machines at airports only take passport.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 2:14 pm
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The only benefit for air travel I can think of when possessing a physical card is access to the CATSA Fast Track lane when flying from Canada to the US.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 2:30 pm
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Folks,

For indexing and future search purposes, please discuss the need for a Global Entry card in the thread which I linked above:
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