Port of Entry Member Review #16974

Atlanta Entry Date: 2019-08-31

Review Topic: Port of Entry Review

We had a 2 1/2 hour layover, there were multiple flights landing at the same time of ours and the customs line was very long.

I have Global Entry, so I took my fiancée to the Global Entry Kiosk with me. The kiosk wasn't working at the time, and so I told the agent that I have Global Entry, my fiancée is making her initial entry, and that she will need to go through secondary processing. The agent pointed me to the "special assistance" line and it was completely empty.

The first CBP officer took our photos, did the initial processing and then sent us to the secondary processing room.

In secondary processing, we waited about 15 minutes, the CBP officer called my fiancée, I went to the counter with her, and he told her that she has 90 days to get married, told her about the adjustment of status process, and sent her on her way.

We had to go to a tertiary processing area near baggage claim, because she brought her dog with her. The officer only wanted to see the rabies vaccination for the dog, and then we were on our way.

Total time: 45 minutes.

(updated on September 3, 2019)