Global Entry locations

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  1. Daringdoo
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    In addition to the list below, I was talking to an Customs/Immigration agent at YVR this week and he told me they are expecting to get GE kiosks there soon. Can YYZ and YUL be far behind? This should make pre-clearance a whole lot faster!

    Here is the list per the official GE website (as of 4/23/11)
    http://http://www.globalentry.gov/locations.html

    Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)
    Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
    Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
    Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
    Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
    George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston (IAH)
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
    Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
    John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York (JFK)
    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas (LAS)
    Miami International Airport (MIA)
    Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
    Orlando International Airport (MCO)
    Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB)
    Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    San Juan-Luis Mu�oz Marin International Airport (SJU)
    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport-SeaTac (SEA)
    Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)
     
  2. Bigcountry
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    I was curious about this - since it's free to get it with Amex Platinum - I went ahead not realizing there are no SLC locations.

    How long of a layover do I need to plan on when I fly into one of these airports in order to get the interview?
     
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    at least an hour for the meeting itself. You will watch a 15 +/- minute DVD explaining the program then an interview confirming a few details. You'll be fingerprinted as part of the process. You must have your passport as well. They'll put a sticker in the back of your passport and its active immediately. Chances are you will have to leave the airside part of the airport and re-clear security. Customs offices are usually around baggage claim areas. At least 2 hours would be a safe layover. plus you'll need to schedule an appointment for it as well.

    Did you do your online app and receive permission to proceed?
     
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    My own interview, fingerprinting and additional questions took a grand total of 15 minutes, I was out before my meeting was scheduled to begin! That was even though my security check was screwed up because my security background check had been merged with another with my complete name, and the other one had been in prison for armed robbery, among other things. Despite that, which I thought would derail everything, the entire process was stunningly fast. I did it at MIA, where the GE office is just outside the Terminal J exit.
     
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    I was in and out in about 30 minutes. It depends on how many other interviews they have going on at the same time. DTW only had one computer setup to view the video. I didn't have to wait for the computer, but some of the other applicants had to. Very painless process made much better since Amex picked up the fee.
     
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    I'd love to see the GE machines at pre-clearance points in Canada, but I would think that negates some of the Nexus shine and not sure they'll do it. Fingers crossed, we'll have to see what happens.
     
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    A nice advantage for having the Nexus card - and being Canadian :) GE is provided to us with no additional action (save maybe getting fingerprints x 10 taken if not already done for Nexus) ... a nice perk.
     
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    Do not see how it negates the Nexus shine at all - I see Nexus providing more value to me. What I believe is the case is they are different machines, and given space issues some points may not want to have additional hardware.
     
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    They serve the same purpose and Canadians (see above) apparently have GE access, so why do both programs? The canada side for US citizens is still a plus, so it becomes a canadian system and us opts out and keeps ge? Again, it changes the value of Nexus and the investment being made there
     
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    Both programs since Nexus allows me to enter Canada in the same way while GE will not. GE is only entry into the USA - Nexus is more than that. GE allows me to enter the USA from US only ports, Nexus does not. So I do not feel they are serving the same purpose.
     
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    I don't fully understand this post ... the comment that Nexus gets you into Canada is exactly what I stated, so it becomes a canadian program not a us/canada program and GE is used to get into the US. How is this different and what does US only ports infer?
     
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    For a Canadian I can use GE to enter the US say at FLL. Nexus does not allow me that. Nexus is only for cross-border entry. So for me they are different programs.
     
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    I'm sorry but we're talking at cross purposes ... YES, they are DIFFERENT programs but if the US brings GE machines to Canada, it negates the value of the NEXUS card as it would only be useful for ENTRY to CANADA. Please reread the posts above, we are not saying anything differently - just that your posts, I believe miss the changing dynamics if the comment from the opening post comes to fruition.
     
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    Ditto. I did it at EWR and scheduled for 1:30pm. I showed up at 1, was escorted in at 1:10 and was done by 1:25. I hadn't even finished watching the video when they started the interview/fingerprinting process. They asked why I travel so much and for one crazy story (I gave a couple) and then I was on my way. Likely never would have done it if AmEx wasn't footing the tab, but with that I'm glad to have the 5 years of ease available.

    When I asked about Canada pre-clearance he said to get NExus if I want it. Not sure if I will or not, though I'll be entering from Canada at least twice in the next couple months so maybe...
     
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    I never saw the video at all. The agent did ask me about a couple random countries in my list of, he said, 84. I did not count them.
     
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    I registered at the CBP outside of the airport in ATL. It took less than 30 minutes was very painless!! :)
     
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    You can see that everyone has different experiences going through the interview process. I started mine early, was not shown the DVD (but you can watch it on the GE website yourself) and it still took 30 - 40 minutes. You will definitely want to build in extra time in case the officers are running late although if you book your appointment for early in the morning, you are less likely to find them backed up. Several of us did our interviews on Saturday mornings at SFO and we were in/out in well under one hour.
     
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    Interesting point although what may happen is that NEXUS will become used more by Canadians while Americans lean toward GE (unless they too travel primarily between US/Canada and primarily use NEXUS). Guess we'll have to wait and see.
     
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    I wasn't shown the video in my SFO interview. I was allotted 45 minutes but really it was more like 15. He fingerprinted me, asked a question or two (how often do I plan to travel internationally, where am I going to school), then showed me how to use the machine, and I was done. Super simple and painless.
     
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    Is there Global Entry at any ports, like Miami, Ft. Lauderdale or New Orleans?
     
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    Refer to the list in the original post. Only airports are mentioned. You might go to the link provided to see if ports have kiosks. Perhaps those will also be coming in the future.
     
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    Same here, I didn't see a video but they asked me about a trip to the UAE.
     
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    I didn't have to go through the GE interview process because I already had NEXUS, but I had a very easy time getting my NEXUS card, a simple 5 minute interview with US CBP then the Canadians asked a handful of questions before introducing me to the border crossing process. I have both now, but they serve very different purposes for me. I live in Seattle, but travel by car to Vancouver 15-20 times per year. NEXUS is a great time-saver at the border, where there is a dedicated NEXUS lane. I would think (based off of nothing but my common sense) that the majority of NEXUS card holders use it for cross-border commuting by car, and not for flying.
     
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    I would get Nexus if you have a lot of Canada travels (though you may not get an interview within the next month or so). I find it very useful coming back to the US, in particular at YYZ. The queues can run out the door, and get crazy even for the American line.
     

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