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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Both of these programs are excellent resources for VJ members and those who travel. For USC’s you can get shorter lines during domestic TSA visits and quicker reentry into USA from international travel. Global Traveler does not work on Domestic Travel for LPR’s but LPR’s can use it on international returns, (you need these to apply - Valid Green Card Driver’s License and no arrests etc), and save the long lines at the airport.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.

STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State

STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

What Can You Do With STEP?

Enter information on your trip or overseas residence

Subscribe to receive updates on Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts and other information for a particular country

Global Entry

How Does the Global Entry Program Work?

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for per-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.

At airports, program participants proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place their fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification, and make a customs declaration. The kiosk issues the traveler a transaction receipt and directs the traveler to baggage claim and the exit.

Travelers must be per-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and interview before enrollment.

While Global Entry's goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may be selected for further examination when entering the United States. Any violation of the program's terms and conditions will result in appropriate enforcement action and revocation of the traveler's membership privileges.


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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I'm a global entry member (using my GC). I just became a USC, but can't seem to change my passport details online to provide my new US passport info. Do I have to go to a Global Entry enrollment center to update this info, and if so must I make an appointment?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Do I have to go to a Global Entry enrollment center to update this info, and if so must I make an appointment?
Try phoning the CBP at any airport, and ask. They tend to be pretty helpful.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I would go to the CBP office where you orginally processed your applicaiton. which handles the Global Entry and see them, I have one also but always a USC. http://www.globalentry.gov/contactus.html Try to contact em first.


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Peru
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I'm enrolled in Sentri/Global Entry. Crossing the border daily from Tijuana to San Diego, trust me, it makes a HUGE difference. Well we were before she got her K1 visa. Well worth the $122 I paid for it.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Georgia
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You have to go to an office to change your passport details. When I changed my name and renewed my passport, I went to the Global Entry office at the airport (no appointment needed) brought the appropriate (original) documents and was out in 5 minutes. It was super easy.


Timeline -
01-20-10 filed I-129 F
05-25-10 Interview - APPROVED
06-18-10 POE - ATL

08-07-10 Married!
08-09-10 AOS/EAD mailed
08-11-10 AOS/EAD received
08-19-10 NOA1 for AOS & EAD
09-14-10 AOS Transfered to CSC
09-24-10 Contacted USCIS to request Biometrics Appt.
10-18-10 Biometrics appointment
10-21-10 EAD card in production
10-21-10 AOS approved!
10-30-10 Green card received

08-09-12 filed I-751
09-07-12 Biometrics appointment

04-01-13 ROC approved

05-25-13 Green card received

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