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MotownTim
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Global Entry
      #1624942 - 01/13/15 05:24 AM (107.4.10.181)

Going for my interview Wednesday. Figured I might as well since it only costs $100. We will see if it's worth on the way back through Miami in February.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: Global Entry [Re: MotownTim]
      #1624963 - 01/13/15 08:20 AM (108.96.226.77)

Miami has the kiosks, probably about 20 of them. It was very quick for us on New Year's Eve. You'll probably have to wait on the bags, which is what we did.

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tmsxmsails
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Re: Global Entry [Re: MotownTim]
      #1624985 - 01/13/15 09:44 AM (71.10.242.21)

How long from when you start does the vetting process take? We are starting to take more international trips and I'm considering it. Next upcoming trip is in late March. How soon would I need to start the process to have it for that?

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Kathleen
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Re: Global Entry [Re: tmsxmsails]
      #1624998 - 01/13/15 10:14 AM (96.56.29.154)

We did it last year (we live in the NYC area) and the vetting process was pretty quick. We had our interview at Newark Airport. It took all of about 10 minutes. I would start the process now if you are planning to use it this March. A major benefit even if you fly domestically most of the time is that you will always get TSA precheck, but make sure to register your Global Entry status with the airlines that you fly on.

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Re: Global Entry [Re: Kathleen]
      #1625003 - 01/13/15 10:23 AM (71.101.36.77)

If you fly much at all, getting TSA pre-check all the time is a big benefit!

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phillygirl7
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Re: Global Entry [Re: tmsxmsails]
      #1625005 - 01/13/15 10:24 AM (75.100.139.200)

You go to the global entry website, and fill out the application. Once you submit the application, they give you a code that you can check the status of your application. I think it was within two weeks of submitting the application, I logged in and the invitation to schedule your interview was the status of my application. It gave you a link where it shows you all of the places that you can schedule your interview, and the interview itself is about 5 minutes. They would have already done the backup check on you, the process is more about doing the picture and taking a print of your hands. I had a hard time pressing down hard enough on the glass, I recall. The place you choose to do the interview is really the biggest question mark, they may only do interviews on Tuesdays from 10:00 until 2:00, or maybe only the third Thursday of every month. You schedule at the dates and times available, knowing that most places are not doing the interviews on a daily basis. Once my interview was done, they still mailed the card to me, I understand some people take the card home with them.

I find I do have to alert the airlines as to my global entry status, and with the mergers going on, it seems I have to notify them more than once.


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SXMScubaman
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Re: Global Entry [Re: phillygirl7]
      #1625012 - 01/13/15 10:48 AM (70.199.143.67)

Even if you have global entry you are not guaranteed to get TSA precheck all the time. They even state that on the application.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: Global Entry [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1625015 - 01/13/15 10:55 AM (71.101.36.77)

Don't know about that, one way or another, but definitely not in SXM, as they don't have TSA pre-check!

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SXMScubaman
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Re: Global Entry [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1625043 - 01/13/15 12:54 PM (70.199.143.67)

Correct. No precheck in sxm.

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tmsxmsails
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Re: Global Entry [Re: phillygirl7]
      #1625073 - 01/13/15 03:05 PM (71.10.242.21)

Thanks.

How much are the renewal fees? I read the FAQ and it wasn't clear how much it costs to renew each year.


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