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Hi there! 

 

I know this might be in the wrong place but I couldn’t find anywhere to put it! 

 

Has anyone  ever applied for US  global entry as a U.K. citizen? 

 

I’ll be travelling to the US once or twice a year to see some sights and visit from friends, usually for 2 weeks once or twice a year! 

 

Would this benefit me? Has anyone used it? What was the overall process like? Pros and cons? 

 

Thanks so much in advance :) 

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Don’t know that it makes a difference where you are a citizen of

the con here is usually the wait time for an appointment - but I am guessing you would just do it on your way into the US next time?

pros are you get in much faster with less hassle and you get out through security much faster with less hassle (TSA pre is included)

for me it’s a no-brainer, but then I use US airports a lot more than you do. That said... I hate queues so imo it’s worth it even for a couple of times a year.

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24 minutes ago, Debbie1223255 said:

I’ll be travelling to the US once or twice a year to see some sights and visit from friends, usually for 2 weeks once or twice a year! 

Yes you can apply as an UK citizen.   After you get a conditional approval you can interview at the US airport but you will need an appointment if you are arriving from a preclearance airport.

 

Global Entry is very worthwhile if you travel once a year internationally.

 

Here is Mary's LAX immigration times:   Without Global Entry (but using citizen lane)  Immigration 20 minutes, customs 25 minutes.  With GE, immigration 3 minutes, customs 1 person ahead of her!

 

We just used it coming back from Montreal, combined with security priority lane,  probably saved an hour skipping all the lines.  I have had it since it started and saved tons of time especially when combined with the APEC card arriving at Pacific destinations.


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April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

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I think only certain countries are allowed to apply but I know UK is one of those places. 

 

Yeah that’s what I was going to do, I’m not going back to the US for a few months so I would hopefully be able to complete my interview on my next trip. 

 

Do you mind me asking what your interview experience was like? I am very impatient and I don’t like waiting if I don’t need to, so I think it can’t hurt to apply :)  

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My interviews were pretty simple.  They just confirmed everything on the application.  Mary said the same but also asked about our trip to Nepal and living in Mexico.  LOL because everyone says "I see you went to Nepal".  Hers did take 90 days for conditional approval but that was during the US government "shutdown / slowdown" 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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You can if you are a UK citizen. A friend of mine who is an engineer who lives in Houston(has a green card) travels a lot for work overseas. He said he would not be without it

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I just started the renewal process for my Global Entry card. The initial interview five years ago, was a breeze. Finding a parking spot at the SeaTac airport was the toughest part. 

 

I have only done two international trips since getting the card. Wished that I would have had it when I did my four visits to see my then-fiancee in China. However, the "TSA pre" perk is great for domestic travel.

 

Good luck. :thumbs:


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1 hour ago, Pitaya (火龙果) said:

I just started the renewal process for my Global Entry card. The initial interview five years ago, was a breeze. Finding a parking spot at the SeaTac airport was the toughest part. 

 

I have only done two international trips since getting the card. Wished that I would have had it when I did my four visits to see my then-fiancee in China. However, the "TSA pre" perk is great for domestic travel.

 

Good luck. :thumbs:

do you need to re-interview to renew or can you do it online?

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2 hours ago, SusieQQQ said:

do you need to re-interview to renew or can you do it online?

That is the question.   My business partner, who travels less, did not have to.   I had to have a GE interview two years ago and again when I swapped out to Nexus earlier this year, but that was by the Canadians.  I do travel to countries on certain lists tho.

 

They do extend your membership out 6 months if you renew on time.

 

If you qualify for APEC that is a different frequency.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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2 hours ago, SusieQQQ said:

do you need to re-interview to renew or can you do it online?

I just filled out the form online, paid the fee with CC, submitted everything, so I guess we will have to see.....???


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Ok. I guess if traveling abroad one can just do it on the way in. If I recall correctly, the officer who interviewed us said we would have to go in in person when we replaced our current travel doc (green card) with passports in due course.  

 

We were lucky with the original application as my husband’s company at the time arranged a 2-day onsite for all employee (and families)! CBP came and took over a conference room with their bio etc equipment for 2 days and we all applied for interview slots and did it there. It was at the time it was taking months to get an appointment at the airport so it was very useful. I don’t know the current situation/backlog.

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Oh, the answer is “maybe”. Lol.

 

Will I need to be interviewed again when I renew my program membership?

 

An interview for program membership renewal may not be necessary. Once you submit your renewal application and fee, check your TTP account periodically for updates on what actions are necessary to complete the renewal process. You will receive an email when your membership status changes.

 

https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/frequently-asked-questions

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I check the TTP account site today. The cryptic title on the message in the ttp site dated, 7/3/2019, "Approval Notification." I cannot open the message due some word blocker program or some other zenophobic issue. But, I guess I will see, get the card and no interview..... very cloak and daggers.....Ohhhhhh ahhhhh:secret:

 

YMMV


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