I can't get Global Entry

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  1. Dovster
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    Why? Because I have neither a street name or a house number. Both are mandatory on the application.

    My community is too small. Any mail that comes in, goes to the main office here and they put it in our mail boxes.
     
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  2. rwoman
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    That just seems wrong...I used my best friend's address though and had zero issues.

    :)
     
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    What about the other one, not Nexus, - can't remember what it's called but wijomas has it.
     
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  4. MX

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    Why don't you just put any name and number from your address in the mandatory fields - just to complete the application. For example, community name and mail box number. In a small community, your mail will get to you anyhow.
     
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    There would seem to be a reasonable workaround for this, no?
     
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    SENTRI? Same rules...
     
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    I assume that your driving license or id has an address on it. Why not use that address?
     
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  8. dayone
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    Use the address of the post office.
     
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    very sad as GE is a great program.
     
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    As has been intimated above, using a random house number has worked for one person I know, who lives in a tiny community with no street names, much less numbers. The invented one worked.
     
  11. HouseofV

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    I can't get GB because I'm not a US citizen. So your issue is pretty easy to solve.

    How far is your airport of choice?
     
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  12. Dovster
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    Because I will have to provide proof of my address at the interview and it must be identical to what is on the application. Meanwhile, the computer will not let me proceed with the application without filing out those lines.

    The Israeli government understands that not everyone has a house number or street name. My address is shown on my driver's license as "Yiron" -- nothing more.
     
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  13. Dovster
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    My airport of choice for the interview is about 6,000 miles away. (I would have to do it when I am in the States.)

    The truth? For the limited number of trips I make to the States it is not truly worth even the application fee. However, I make a lot of stops each time I go, and if it will get me "Trusted Traveler" status, and thus through the TSA lines with less hassle, then it is worth it.
     
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    You could use my address... (you have it, IIRC) :)
     
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  15. Wandering Aramean
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    There are plenty of ways to be approved for Pre-Check, nearly all of them free. I wouldn't get hung up on this if that's all you're in it for.
     
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  16. Dovster
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    Call me old-fashioned, but as you did not give it to me, I did not keep it.
     
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  17. jbcarioca
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    GE is available to some non-US citizens.
    "Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, Dutch citizens, and Mexican nationals. Canadian citizens and residents may enjoy Global Entry benefits through membership in the NEXUS program."
    http://www.globalentry.gov/eligibility.html
     
  18. jbcarioca
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    There are two solutions both of which have worked for other people:
    The people in my earlier post were prepared to present the documents showing their address less the number and had no problem, but they were not asked for documents other than their passports.
    For non-resident US citizens who have US addresses (mine is a commercial mailbox store) using the US address works. I have mail arriving there including US tax returns and US driving licenses. I was not asked for any document other than a passport, nor was my spouse. We used our US mailing address, but stated our correct country of residence in the extensive application form data..
     
  19. Dovster
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    1. The software will not let me finish the application without giving the house number and street name and I have neither.

    2. I do not have a US address.
     
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    The suggestion in Post # 4 is the most viable solution for your circumstances.
     

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