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Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 29, 2021 02:37PM
The wife and I submitted our applications for Global Entry recently. How long before you received preliminary approval and could schedule the in-person interview?

What can we expect at the interview?



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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 29, 2021 02:55PM
.....there is a backlog.....I know a few people who renewed and are still waiting for appointment.....not sure if the backlog has eased yet........the same goes for passport renewals (huge backlog)......


.....people are flying to Texas (or other passport centers) if they are able to snag an appointment.....just to have it done quickly......


.....I don't recall any real questions, they just verified info.....it was actually very quick....the interview itself (you have to wait on cue the day of appointment)......



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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 29, 2021 03:00PM
>How long before you received preliminary approval and could schedule the in-person interview?

If I remember correctly, it was a month or two. But that was in pre-covid times.

>What can we expect at the interview?

For us, they just verified the basics of our claims. It was pretty easy, I don't really remember it. Then again, we went to one of the smaller locations.



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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 29, 2021 03:11PM
My daughter said the interview was nothing much at all, as others have said.
She did hers pre-Covid, so I have no idea of the wait time.





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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: October 29, 2021 03:44PM
Interview was a joke. They asked what countries I travel to, which were all noted by looking thru the stamps in my passport. After I rattled off 15 or so, the guy asked if there were any more. Told him a few. He told me he was done.
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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 29, 2021 04:41PM
...and they take your picture at the interview (so comb your hair.) grinning smiley
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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 29, 2021 04:50PM
The hardest part was finding the office for the interview…

The delays were up to six months, and that was before COVID.
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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 29, 2021 05:21PM
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macphanatic
Interview was a joke.

Me too, but for a different reason.

Eye color? Brown.

‘K. Hair color? Brown.


Realllly? That’s your answer?

uhh, I mean it used to be brown…about 20 years ago. Better make that “grey”.
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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 29, 2021 06:17PM
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sekker
TThe delays were up to six months, and that was before COVID.

that must be why the form asked if we were traveling in the next six months.



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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 29, 2021 06:23PM
Just an FYI. One reason for the in person interview is that if they catch you lying at some point, you have lied to a Federal officer, and that's a 5 year felony. Same with lying on the application. So, if you did both for some illegal purpose, that's 10 years worth of federal charges.



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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 29, 2021 06:55PM
I applied about 10 days ago before leaving for Korea. Got the preliminary approval the next day.

About an hour ago I landed in Atlanta and took the interview here at the airport. Like he said above, a joke.

I should get the card in the mail in 2-6 weeks. It does include TSA trusted traveler program (precheck?). The officer was not sure what TSA does.
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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 29, 2021 06:59PM
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space-time
I applied about 10 days ago before leaving for Korea. Got the preliminary approval the next day.

About an hour ago I landed in Atlanta and took the interview here at the airport. Like he said above, a joke.

I should get the card in the mail in 2-6 weeks. It does include TSA trusted traveler program (precheck?). The officer was not sure what TSA does.

We did it just for the trusted traveler functions.

In addition, DO NOT BRING BACK ANY FRUIT etc. You are expected to know ALL the rules etc.
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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 29, 2021 11:35PM
....they may ask.....do you still like to play....games.....????



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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 30, 2021 05:02AM
Woke this morning to an email that our applications were approved and to schedule the interviews. I immediately did so, the earliest openings were at Sanford-Orlando on December 31st (Tampa was in February, and Orlando International in late January).



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Re: Any Global Entry holders - some basic questions
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 31, 2021 04:47PM
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pdq
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macphanatic
Interview was a joke.

Me too, but for a different reason.

Eye color? Brown.

‘K. Hair color? Brown.


Realllly? That’s your answer?

uhh, I mean it used to be brown…about 20 years ago. Better make that “grey”.

It took several decades, but here in Cali, the DMV *finally* added "Hazel" as a choice for eye color.....

I always get a chuckle when the fill out forms are missing answers that apply to big chunks of their intended audience.
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